Chamber of Horrors at Madame Tussauds set for spooky return in time for Halloween

Marie Tussaud first toured the chamber around the UK in 1818, more than 200 years ago.

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The Chamber of Horrors is to make its timely return to Madame Tussauds this month after a six-year break after it was replaced in 2016 by the more family friendly Sherlock Holmes experience.

The exhibition will feature some of the most infamous killers in British history, with the Kray twins, Jack the Ripper, John Christie, John Haigh aka the ‘Acid bath murderer’ all set to feature amongst others.

Madame Tussauds in Blackpool has proved a popular attraction for many yearsMadame Tussauds in Blackpool has proved a popular attraction for many years
Madame Tussauds in Blackpool has proved a popular attraction for many years
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The Chamber of Horrors first appeared as part of Marie Tussauds touring exhibit in 1818, and will seek to shine a light on more than 150 years of criminal history in the UK.

The displays will feature some real life objects from killers of the past, such as the glasses of Dr Crippen, convicted for murdering his wife in 1910, and the pram used by Mary Pearcey to carry the deceased bodies of her lover’s wife and child who she was convicted of killing in 1890.

General manager of Madame Tussauds London Tim Waters said: “Relaunching Chamber of Horrors continues an important legacy first started by Marie Tussaud herself more than 200 years ago.”

He added: “In bringing it back, we have remained true to Marie’s original vision of featuring individuals whose different crimes have each had a significant impact on Britain’s social and criminal history.”

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Historian Zoe Louca-Richards said: “Crime and horror have been embedded in the history of Madame Tussauds London since its inception. The original Chamber of Horrors first opened more than 200 years ago, and featured death masks and authentic relics, alongside the figures of the most infamous offenders of the time.”

She added: “Madame Tussauds London’s archive houses a significant collection of historical artefacts, which help tell the story of some of the capital’s darkest crimes. The return of Chamber of Horrors will once again see some of these items back on display to the public.”

The Chamber of Horrors returns to Madame Tussauds in London from October 22, with the price of entry included in your general admission. Tickets can be purchased here.

The wax museum has set a recommended age of 16 or over to view the exhibit due to the adult themes it entails.

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