Do you know that Shimla, which is the capital of the northern Indian state of Himachal Pradesh, is also home to a number of amazing museums? If you love paying a visit to the museums, you must go to Shimla, lovingly called the ‘Queen of the Hills’. This charming hill town has just got its new attraction of the Johnnie’s Wax Museum.
Johnnie’s Wax Museum, Shimla
Boasting of being a new and unique attraction for both the locals and tourists in Shimla, Johnnie’s Wax Museum has been set up by a Gurgaon based company ‘BM Brothers’. The visiting of this wonderful wax museum in the charming hill station of Shimla that draws the kind attention of thousands of tourists everyday is worth sharing with the people. This charming museum has become the 5th celebrity wax museum of India after Kanyakumari in Tamil Nadu, Lonavla in Maharashtra, Mussoorie in Uttarakhand, and Kolkata in West Bengal. While the cities of Mysore and Bangalore also offer their visitors the chance of paying a visit to their wax museums.
According to Kuldeep (Johnnie, a native of Rajasthan), the owner of this wax museum, the wax used in making these models is really of high quality and it looks like all the wax statues whether of a politician or a Hollywood star has been brought alive. The new step of this charming celebrity wax museum has been initiated towards creating a major attraction of Shimla. A great obtaining for a hill town like Shimla particularly after the wax making culture is being applied all over the world. The main example of it is the Madame Tussaud Wax Museum London. The most significant fact of these life size wax statues is that they have been built by the artists who designed the London wax statue of Mr. Narendra Modi, the then Honorable Prime Minister of India.
Besides this, a group of 12 to 13 people, who has been particularly enforced to look after these costly models, completes the onerous task of maintaining the existing wax statues. The people in this group will save the models from danger of succumbing into deterioration over the coming years.
The Jonnie’s Wax Museum, which is the first celebrity wax museum of the northern Indian state of Himachal Pradesh, is placed at the famous historic Willow Banks estate bequest, constructed in 1871 A.D. by James Craddock, the ‘Designer and Builder of Simla’, along the Mall Road in Shimla, the capital city of this state. Restored with a complete wooden look, this historic building is the main center of the attention of the people coming from every nook and corner of India as well as the world.
On display, this wonderful celebrity wax museum, which is like the Madame Tussauds, London – the most renowned wax museum in the world, has the collection of 16 life size wax statues, all hand made in London with a blend of several fields such as Hollywood, Bollywood, Sports, and the cults of political personalities including the then Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the then US President Barack Obama, standing up close and personal with each other. Just at the entrance to the comfortable passage, you would find the plain viewed statue of Mahatma Gandhi, the father of the nation of India. The statues of this beautiful wax museum look fascinatingly realistic in real clothes. You can shake hands with most of them.
The collection of this wax museum includes the statues of Justin Bieber, Johnny Depp, James Bond, Iron man Robert Downey Jr, Harry Potter, Paul Walker, Dwayne Johnson, Michael Jackson, Steve Jobs, Salman Khan, Aamir Khan, Hirdesh Singh (Yo Yo Honey Singh) and footballer Lionel Messi.
The list of the magnificent wax statues in this wonderful museum is following:
- US President Barack Obama with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi
- Mahatma Gandhi
- Steve Jobs (Co-founder, Former CEO Apple Inc.)
- Johnny Depp (from the movie Pirates of the Caribbean)
- Michael Jackson (King of Pop)
- Paul Walker (actor of the ‘Fast and Furious’ series)
- Justin Bieber
- Salman Khan
- Aamir Khan
- Daniel Radcliffe (from the movie Harry Potter)
- James Bond (Daniel Craig)
- Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr. of the movie Iron Man)
- Dwayne Johnson (The Rock Wrestler)
- Lionel Messi (Soccer Football Player)
- Yo Yo Honey Singh (Indian Rapper)
As per the plan of the future, in words of Richa Awasthi (Priya), the manager of the Jonnie’s Wax Museum, the exhibition hall of this charming museum would have the addition of several more attractions including the wax statues of Mother Teresa, Sachin Tendulkar, Tom Cruise, Leonardo DiCaprio, Mark Zuckerberg, David Beckman, Amitabh Bachchan, Shahrukh Khan, Deepika Padukone, and Priyanka Chopra.
At present, the whole place of this wax museum is managed by a staff of 10 people, comprising Richa Awasthi, the manager of it. In the future, the company would further open more wax museums in Delhi, Ahmedabad, Hyderabad and Noida.
Function: – Museum
Type: – Celebrity Wax Museum
Inaugurated on: – 11th of May, 2016 A.D. by Virbhadra Singh, the then Chief Minister of the northern Indian state of Himachal Pradesh
Location (Address of Venue)
Willow Bank Estate, the Mall Road, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh-171001
Telephone No.: – +91-8628818415
Collection size: – 16 Life Size Wax Statues
Closing Days: No Day
10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Entry/Entrance/Admission Fee/Charges: – INR (Indian Rupees) 250.00 (Visitor Type: Both Indian and Foreigner)
(Free Entry to Children under the Age of 5 Years)
Thus, it can be rightly said that the Johnnie’s Wax Museum is perfect for being visited during the Shimla tour. If you are also willing to explore this wonderful wax museum, you can book Shimla Holiday Packages with Best Deals. All of these tour packages, which are available at reasonable prices, can also be customized as per the requirement of the clients. So, you must pay a visit to this amazing wax museum at least once in your life. I hope that the visit of this charming museum would become unforgettable till all the life long.