Definition of wax museum in English:

wax museum

noun

  • An exhibition of wax dummies, typically representing famous people and fictional characters.

    ‘no wax museum is complete without its chamber of horrors’
    • ‘You look like a badly rendered mannequin of yourself from a supremely cheesy tourist-trap wax museum.’
    • ‘The next day, they stumble upon an old wax museum in a seemingly abandoned town.’
    • ‘Who amongst you hasn't found those wax museums to be a bit ominous and repulsive?’
    • ‘Among the items the young people will observe when they go along to the convent hall will be a haunted graveyard, a wax museum, a freaky wedding and Frankenstein's lab.’
    • ‘Yes, we did visit Madam Tussaud's wax museum on 42nd street.’
    • ‘The facade of the five Georgian buildings is listed, and planners expect that the new grand entrance to the theatre will be on Granby Row, beside the wax museum.’
    • ‘Imagine my surprise, after my ranting about theme parks, to find out that the wax museum has quite a history, most of it made and shaped by women.’
    • ‘Because of presidential election delays, the statue of George W. Bush was a bit tardy for its installation in Madame Tussaud's Times Square wax museum.’
    • ‘She was just sitting there looking like a misplaced exhibit from the wax museum.’
    • ‘They asked me to be in the wax museum, but I said no way.’
    • ‘When car trouble forces them to venture further in search of help, they find that the town has some frightening secrets involving its run-down old wax museum.’
    • ‘The company already owns Blackpool's Tower, the landmark that symbolizes the town, its three piers, an opera house, a sealife centre and a wax museum.’
    • ‘The wax museum has been at the Granby Row site since 1983 and contains more than 150 exhibits, including Cassidy's former boss, Charles Haughey.’
    • ‘Even in Lincoln's day the wax museum invited comic treatment.’
    • ‘Inspired by Madame Tussaud's wax museum in London, Pathak decided to set up a museum dedicated to the history of toilets and sanitation, a field in which his pioneering efforts have won him accolades both within and outside the country.’
    • ‘I went to a wax museum before I went to Australia and it really scared me!’
    • ‘For this recent body of work, Japanese photographer Hiroshi Sugimoto visited wax museums to create dramatic, large-scale photographs of the effigies of such historical figures as Henry VIII and Rembrandt.’