Louis Tussaud’s House of Wax

With Hallowe’en imminent, and following the post on the Uncanny Valley, now is the ideal time for a visit to the gloriously bad sculptures in Louis Tussaud’s House of Wax, Great Yarmouth.

These infamous waxworks are, I suppose, a bit of an internet old chestnut, but I find it’s always worth dropping in on the place when one is at a bit of a loss. Aren’t they just terrific? Hover over the pics to reveal the identities of these supposed likenesses.

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11 thoughts on “Louis Tussaud’s House of Wax

  1. Worm
    October 29, 2010 at 12:43

    The Shirley Bassey one is a bit flattering isn’t it?

  2. stan@stanmadeley.com'
    October 29, 2010 at 13:25

    They only need to describe change Bob Hope to Kelsey Grammer and they’d be onto a winner.

  3. Worm
    October 29, 2010 at 13:52

    Kelsey Grammer with radiation sickness after a prolonged exposure to nuclear fallout

  4. russellworks@gmail.com'
    ian russell
    October 29, 2010 at 14:06

    Well, I got two out of six which ain’t bad.

    I feel he’d be more successful if he made them first and decided who they resembled afterwards.

  5. stan@stanmadeley.com'
    October 29, 2010 at 14:13

    I think you’ll find, Worm, that this is the natural colour of Kelsey Grammer. You forget that he lives in California.

  6. Gaw
    October 29, 2010 at 14:23

    Bob Hope lives and is running the corner shop at the end of our road.

  7. bugbrit@live.com'
    Banished To A Pompous Land
    October 29, 2010 at 16:21

    Bob Hope? Noooooooo. Its the late TV chef Keith Floyd.

    The spitting image! Especially right now, his having been dead just over a year.

  8. andrewnixon@blueyonder.co.uk'
    October 29, 2010 at 16:39

    My God, you’re right about the Kelsey Grammar resemblance.

    I think the Bassey is more like Michael Jackson and the George Best looks more like almost anyone who has ever lived than it does George Best.

  9. s.fawcus@btinternet.com'
    October 30, 2010 at 15:55

    The Prince Charles has the look of Elberry, perhaps it’s the hair.

  10. bobnobes@fastmail.co.uk'
    October 30, 2010 at 17:00

    You should have also mentioned their Chamber of Horrors which is even fummier than the wax effigies above. It is actually quite expensive to vist the House but I suppose anything that bad must be worth the money.

  11. info@shopcurious.com'
    October 30, 2010 at 17:33

    My grandmother lived in Gorleston-on-Sea, the town next to Great Yarmouth and I do vaguely recall the waxworks museum – but the Chamber of Horrors rings more bells, I think there was a hall of mirrors? Anyway, I loved the giant snail rides next to the Pleasure Beach. And the model village. And the trampolines on the beach – where I injured myself regularly. Bizarrely, I wasn’t allowed to visit Madame Tussauds in London as my parents deemed this to be non-educational. I’m curious to know what I’ve missed out on…

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