wax museum


Definition of wax museum

: a place where wax effigies (as of famous historical persons) are exhibited

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Recent Examples on the Web For a school wax museum project that saw most students dress as George Washington or Abraham Lincoln, Sarah chose Maria Pepe, who in 1972 sued Little League for the right to play baseball, paving the way for girls’ participation for decades to come. Danny Jin, The Christian Science Monitor, "Why more girls are answering the call of ‘Play ball!’," 1 Aug. 2019 The company also oversees attractions such as Madame Tussauds wax museums, Peppa Pig World of Play centers and the London Eye Ferris wheel. Bloomberg, latimes.com, "Owner of Legoland and Madame Tussauds is selling itself for $6.1 billion," 28 June 2019 Dusting figures in a wax museum isn’t a typical starting job for business leaders. Melia Russell, SFChronicle.com, "As tech takes over city, SF Chamber of Commerce seeks to adapt," 23 June 2019 The owners of toy maker Lego are teaming up with a group of investors to buy Merlin Entertainment, a British company that operates theme parks like Legoland and the Madame Tussauds wax museums. CBS News, "Lego and Blackstone team up to buy Madame Tussauds operator," 28 June 2019 Fong’s family operated a wax museum half a block from Fisherman’s Wharf, and the young man would shine props, adjust lighting and remove lint from the figures’ clothing with masking tape wrapped around his hands. Melia Russell, SFChronicle.com, "As tech takes over city, SF Chamber of Commerce seeks to adapt," 23 June 2019 The many wax museums around the world feature wax doppelgangers of some of the most famous people in the world, like Beyoncé and Prince Harry, and Zac Efron is part of the esteemed club. Kara Nesvig, Teen Vogue, "Zac Efron Posed With His Extremely Swole Madame Tussauds Wax Figure on "Ellen"," 30 Apr. 2019 Does it take place in whatever dimension this wax museum thinks Meghan and Harry are hanging out in? Amanda Mitchell, Marie Claire, "Madame Tussauds' Meghan and Harry Christmas Situation Will Haunt Your Dreams," 11 Dec. 2018 Madame Tussauds, the wax museum known for lifelike wax-replicas of your favorite celebs, recently toured them around the city for a photoshoot, Entertainment Tonight reports. Suzannah Weiss, Teen Vogue, "People Have Mixed Feelings About Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's Wax Figures," 26 Aug. 2018

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1953, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of wax museum

: a museum that has wax statues of famous people

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