Mother’s Wax Museum – India’s Very Own Madame Tussauds

We were feeling completely blessed after visiting the Dakshineswar Kali Temple. It is a must visit place in the city. The place defines the culture and society of not only the city but of whole of the state of West Bengal. After this trip to this amazing place we went to our next destination after which our journey in Kolkata was to come to an end. It was the famous Mother’s Wax Museum.

It is one of the newly opened wax museum in the country and also the biggest in India having wax statues of all the leading Indian personalities. It was opened in November, 2014 and since then it became a rage all over the country. The museum featured in Indian newspapers headlines when it was opened. The museum takes its inspirations from Madame Tussauds Museums.

Mother's Wax Museum Kolkata
Mother's Wax Museum Kolkata | Image Resource :

In the Mother’s wax museum one can find wax statues of notable figures like Gandhi, Nehru, Tagore and some from Indian film Industry like Amitabh Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan and so on. Some notable Bengali personalities like Jyoti Basu, Satyajit Ray, Subhas Chandra Bose and others are also having their own wax statues inside the museum.

We had a lot of fun inside the museum. The statues were life size figures of the personalities. The height and weight of them were same as the real ones. People were taking selfies with these statues everywhere. People come to the museum and go without appreciating the dedication of the sculptor who made this possible.

Statues of Disco Dancer Mithun And Amitab Bachchan at Mother’s Wax Museum Kolkata | Image Resource :


I made a special effort to know more about Susanta Ray who is one of the finest sculptors of the country.  He is also planning to make a wax museum in Goa by 2016 for which the work has already been started by him.

This trip to the Mother’s Wax Museum brought an end to our Kolkata visit. It is certainly one of the most beautiful cities of India. After visiting the various attractions of the city I finally came to know why it is known as the City of Joy. The place may not be the national capital of the country but is certainly the cultural capital of the country.

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