Mother's Wax Museum, Kolkata (Calcutta)

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Tour larger than life figures at Mother's Wax Museum, India’s first wax museum located in an unconventionally shaped modern building in New Town. Mingle with wax images of Indian national heroes and celebrities and get a close up view of Mahatma Gandhi, Rabindranath Tagore, Mother Theresa, Diego Maragona and Spiderman. Dressed in their original attire, these well-done statues provide a great photo opportunity but you can actually do this with the idols in their respective setting like read a book with Tagore or sit on a presidential chair. A well-lit futuristic blue glass wall in the lobby has a collection of famous sayings for which these grandees are known for. The museum has two bonsai gardens with cafeterias on each side. Work out when and for how long to visit Mother's Wax Museum and other Kolkata (Calcutta) attractions using our handy Kolkata (Calcutta) vacation builder.
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  • August 18, 2017
    The wax figurines are of very average quality. The workmanship is not at all good and most of the statues do not resemble the personality it is supposed to display. For such poor quality works the ent...  more »
  • August 12, 2017
    It's a good place to visit while in Kolkata. Though there are not a very good number of wax statues but whatever are there, about 70 statues, are wisely chosen of reputed characters from highly placed...  more »
  • August 10, 2017
    One of the most fun filled places of Kolkata where you get transported in time to different eras. Nice wax status of freedom fighters,political figures, tollywood, bollywood & hollywood stars, musicia...  more »
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  • June 29, 2017
    View from the bonsai garden is great. Otherwise below average standard. Wax statues have almost nil resemblance to their celeb counterparts. Exorbitant entry fee. Needs a great deal of improvement to draw the crowd.
  • June 28, 2017
    This place is great. The wax statues are simply amazing and prepared it to perfection. Entry fee is Rs. 200. Worth amount. Definately go and visit this art place Video recording is prohibited. Take a low light camera with you.
  • June 6, 2017
    It has a very good collections of wax statues of some of the great Indian personalities. Most of the statues' qualities are very good. Only few are not up to the mark. But still a very good museum. A must visit place in the city.
  • July 2, 2017
    Its totally amazing. You can take photographs with your dream heroes and models and some cartoons characters and many more. Good place to visit very exciting and many more
  • July 5, 2017
    Went in skeptical but this place completely surprised me. They have a decent set of wax figures all well done and lifelike. Don't miss the stellar view of eco park at their rooftop cafe.

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