Madama Tussauds Budapest is the 24th Madame Tussauds production in the world. The exhibition opened at 10 AM on Thursday at Palazzo Dorottya in the city centre. Featuring 51 Hungarian and international lifelike wax figures, the tourist attraction will kick off with exorbitant prices.
As we reported, Madame Tussauds Budapest will feature a total of 51 wax figures, including 17 Hungarian or Hungary-related ones created specifically for the Budapest museum. The Hungarian edition consists of well-known historic figures such as Saint Stephen, Hungary’s first king, King Matthias, reform politicians Lajos Kossuth and István Széchenyi, poet Sándor Petőfi, composer and pianist Ferenc Liszt, computer scientist János Neumann, Dracula actor Béla Lugosi, and soccer legend Ferenc Puskás. International figures include Queen Elisabeth II, Pope Francis, Mikhail Gorbachev, Ronald Reagan and Donald Trump, among others. The Budapest Madame Tussauds is the only museum to feature Bud Spencer, Chuck Norris and Peter Falk, the organisers said.
However, admission will cost an arm and a leg:
- the adult ticket purchased on the spot will be HUF 13,990 (EUR 37.45)
- children’s ticket HUF 10,990 (EUR 29.42)
- group ticket for young people aged 16-19 from 4 persons: HUF 10,990/person (EUR 29.42)
- family ticket (2 adults + 1 child) HUF 32,490 (EUR 86.96)
- for a family ticket each additional child HUF 7,990 (EUR 21.39)
- for a senior ticket HUF 7,990 (EUR 21.39)
- disabled persons are eligible for a discounted ticket for HUF 4,990 (EUR 13.36).
It’s worth bearing in mind that you can save a little on advance tickets. The museum is scheduled to be open each day of the week from 10 AM to 6 PM, pénzcentrum.hu writes.
I got married at Niagara Falls. Went to such a museum & we took a few photos of one another next to characters we liked in the world of entertainment…Elvis of course etc. But my best photo was with a wax cleaner in his uniform next to his mop & bucket. What fun. A once in a lifetime thing that everyone should do. The work to create such figures is amazing and delicate & historic.
Scandalous!! I wouldn’t pay that much to see the actual people live, let alone their wax statues! What a ripoff.
Hmm… a Family Ticket would then make aprox 5% of a Hungarian middle class combined monthly wages.
Better buy cheap flight tickets and go see the original at London.