Turkey’s first wax museum, Madame Tussauds will open its doors for the first time for its visitors this December. Madame Tussauds will accommodate 60 national and international figures from the world of politics, and famous names from areas such as sports and culture. This will be the 21st centre Madame Tussauds, the magic of Istanbul will meet lifelike wax sculptures.
A surprise name is being featured!
Everybody is talking about this by now but it is all true. For the first time, Madame Tussauds museum will feature a wax figure of Mevlana Rumi, a philosopher who lived during the 13th century.Because there aren’t any photos or sculptures of Mevlana Rumi except for miniatures, Mevlana Rumi’s statue has been created based on the body size of his 22nd generation grandson, Faruk Çelebi.
The wax museum will also feature important names such as Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, founder of the Turkish Republic, Turkey’s most legendary name when it comes to music Zeki Müren and Steve Jobs.
Get to see Architect Sinan…
We all admire his work when the subject is architecture. This time you will not only get to see his fascinating work in Istanbul, but also his figure in Madame Tussauds.
Where will it be?
The museum will be located on Istanbul’s most popular and busy street: Istiklal Street. It will be based in the newly renovated Grand Pera building’s 2,000-square-meter area. It will be on the first two floors of Grand Pera. The museum will also offer a historical visit to the Ottoman era.