Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Gold Coast: The Wax Museum


Gold Coast's Surfers Paradise: The Wax Museum

The Wax Museum on the Gold Coast's Surfers Paradise, is a medium sized museum that exhibits life-like famous people who made history, such as scientists, explorers, villains and world leaders. The exhibition is divided into two main sections: "The World in Wax" and "The Chamber of Horrors". Don't forget to pay an entrance fee of $28 per adult to the counter person before you start exploring!

Gold Coast's Surfers Paradise: The Wax Museum

Unfortunately, we missed the opportunity to visit Ripley's Believe It or Not! Museum as we only had very limited time, approximately 4 hours maybe? That includes window shopping, seaside walking, photo-shooting, parking, eating and blah blah blah. So next time, if we were to visit Gold Coast again, most probably we would stay overnight and book our accommodations a few days earlier.

Gold Coast's Surfers Paradise: The Wax Museum

Well, back to the topic! The Wax Museum claims that each of the wax figure is dressed in authentic and accurately recreated costumes of their time. This sexy lady standing next to my boi is Kylie Minogue, the Australian pop singer from Melbourne. She's so tiny!

Gold Coast's Surfers Paradise: The Wax Museum

Full sized replicas of the Crown Jewels commissioned by Her Majesty Elizabeth II for her Coronation Rehearsals.

Gold Coast's Surfers Paradise: The Wax Museum

Diana, Princess of Wales who passed away in a car crash back in 1997.

Gold Coast's Surfers Paradise: The Wax Museum


Gold Coast's Surfers Paradise: The Wax Museum

A collection of mythical characters from fiction features like Frankenstein Monster, The Thing...

Gold Coast's Surfers Paradise: The Wax Museum

Count Dracula, zombie, and werewolves.

Gold Coast's Surfers Paradise: The Wax Museum

I was supposed to look dead scared in that position but the result is affirmatively negative, LoL~

Gold Coast's Surfers Paradise: The Wax Museum

毛泽东 (Mao Tse-Tung aka Chairman Mao) and other great politicians.

Gold Coast's Surfers Paradise: The Wax Museum

Anne Boleyn, the second of King Henry VIII's six wives, mother of Queen Elizabeth I. Arrested on unproven charge of adultery, and executed at the Tower of London on May 19th, 1536. She was decapitated with a sword, the executioner being brought over from France of the occasion.

Gold Coast's Surfers Paradise: The Wax Museum

Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (right) who painted the famous poster of Aristide Bruant (the man in the red scarf and black cape).

Gold Coast's Surfers Paradise: The Wax Museum

Madame Tussauds who made death masks out of the heads of executed citizens during the French Revolution.

Gold Coast's Surfers Paradise: The Wax Museum

Hollywood celebrities like Elizabeth Taylor, Whitney Houston, and more. However, there'll be no photos of "The Chamber of Horrors" as photography is strictly not allowed. What a waste! But still, we opened our eyes to a series of spine chilling torture devices like the chastity belt, the Scottish maiden, the flesh tearer, the iron cage, the rat torture, and many others.

P.S. Thanks to the friendly lady who guided us throughout the exhibition =)

Address: 56 Ferny Ave, Surfers Paradise QLD 4217, Australia.
Contact: (0)7 5538 3975

5 comments:

  1. nice blog and have lots of stuff here.....

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  2. Wow! Wondering is it possible to be done here in malaysia~

    That people are look so real! =)

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  3. reminds me of the movie night at the museum....hahaha...all will come alive when dawn....kekeke

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  4. alotstuff:
    Hey there, thanks for sharing your blog with us :)

    elims Chuang 光宏:
    I'm not sure. If they were to build a wax museum in Malaysia, they'll need to maintain a very good air-conditioning system to keep all those waxes in good shape. That's what I could think of...

    vialentino:
    Haha, not those scary ones please...

    Stephanie:
    Thanks, Steph ^^v Your photos are getting better too!

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