Jan 15, 2009

Mumbai to get a wax museum

Marie Tussuad used to travel across Europe in late 1700s with her was sculptures is the name associated with wax museums across the world - the most famous being in London. The Baker Street museum was established in 1835. Now Mumbai is going to get its own was museum.

There are three wax museums in India in Goa, Ooty, and Ludhuiana. Mumbai's wax museum will be at Girgaum Chowpatty at Birla Sports Center. The center will have a budget of Rs 30 crore in 2009-10 and it is expected to boost tourism revenue. A wax statue costs Rs 3 - 15 lakhs depending on the size and details and it takes 16 weeks to make one statue.

We can only hope that the place is not filled with statues of Indian politicians.