In Istanbul, you have the chance to visit such museums where you can have fun and get more information at the same time. One of the very famous examples of such a museum is Madame Tussaud Istanbul or as some called it, the wax museum. 

About Madame Tussaud Museum

A wax museum called Madame Tussauds Museum was established in London in 1835 by French wax artist Marie Tussaud, and it inspired other wax museums to open in significant cities across the world. The apostrophe was once used to distinguish it from "Madame Tussaud's," but it is no longer. Madame Tussauds is a renowned tourist destination in many cities, featuring wax replicas of well-known people from history and popular film and television personalities.

Here is Some Information About This Museum:

Madame Tussaud Istanbul is a wax museum that is also considered one of the most famous entertaining centers in Istanbul city. It is located in the Grand Pera building on Istiklal Avenue with two thousand square meters of hall, Madame Tussaud Istanbul offers its visitors wax life-size statues for many celebrities whether local cultural heroes or international heroes.

The main center is located in London and goes back 250 years ago, while the center of Istanbul was officially opened in 2016 and is considered the 26th branch of Madame Tussaud.

Great. So What to See Inside?

When you walk inside this beautiful museum, you will have the chance to meet some of the celebrities who you may consider heroes in life-size wax statues. Some of them are famous and known internationally, while some others are famous and known in Turkey.

In any case, the museum has several halls or galleries categorizing the life-size statues according to the profession of the celebrities inside. The galleries are categorized as follows: Music, Sports, Science and Culture, VIP Party, History, and famous leaders and in each one of them you will find the most popular and famous celebrities. You can actually get the opportunity to meet Leonardo da Vinci or Mozart if you are a fan of arts, Julia Roberts, Brad Pitt, and Johnny Depp if you are a fan of Hollywood movies, Madonna, Lady Gaga, and Rihanna if you are a fan of pop music, Neymar, Messi, Ronaldo, Rafael Nadal, and Sharapova for sports lovers and of course the two great leaders in Turkey Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, and Fatih Sultan Mehmet.

Amazing, How to Get to Madame Tussaud Istanbul?

You can find Madame Tussaud Istanbul on the first two floors of the Grand Pera shopping building on Istiklal Street just six hundred meters away from Taksim Square, and it is very easy to reach.
You can use the Haciosman Metro line toward Taksim station and then walk for no more than five minutes to reach the museum. If you are coming from Eminonu, you can use the Tramway line toward Karakoy station and then go up to the end of Istiklal street and walk for about 15 minutes to reach it.

If you are in Besiktas, you can use the funicular from Kabatas to Taksim square and then walk for no more than 10 minutes. Lastly, if your hotel is near Taksim Square you can easily walk toward Madame Tussaud Istanbul because it is near to Taksim Square.

What About Tickets, How Can I Buy One?

There are two ways to buy a ticket for Madame Tussaud Istanbul. One, from the ticket window at the same location as the museum. Or, you can easily buy it online from Here you can buy your tickets. 

What About Opening Hours?

Madame Tussaud Istanbul welcomes visitors from all over the world every day from 11 AM until 8 PM.

It is very important to know that during summer and high season, the Madame Tussaud Istanbul entertaining center becomes crowded, especially at night hours. Thus, it is better to visit this museum during day time, it will only take two hours to finish this museum so do not worry about other activities.

Madame Tussaud Center is not only famous in Istanbul or London, it has more than 25 branches all around the world. You will definitely enjoy your time there, all you need to do is to charge your camera because you are going to use it a lot.

Frequently Asked Question

Why Should I Visit Madame Tussauds Istanbul?
It is worth to take a historical tour in the Ottoman and Republican periods in Madame Tussauds Istanbul. The museum consists of historical and cultural heroes and approximately 60 famous names from the world of art, sports and politics from past to present take. You will feel you meet with many names from Turkey as well as many international music, sports and movie stars.
How Much Are The Ticket Prices For Madame Tussauds Istanbul?
Visiting Madame Tussauds Istanbul is easy with, check the latest entrance tickets in the website.
Do I Have To Wait In Line For Madame Tussauds Istanbul?
Since Madame Tussauds, Istanbul is one the most popular museums, in normal circumstances, yes. But with a ticket you buy from, you don’t have to have in line.
Madame Tussauds Istanbul Opening Hours?
You can visit Madame Tussauds Istanbul between 11:00-20:00 throughout the week.