What’s it about?
What Mother’s Wax Museum offers is opportunity. An opportunity to make memories, click photos and get up-close and personal with the greats of this world whom we will probably never encounter together at one place. So, take your cameras and start posing!
You step off the streets of Kolkata and enter this unconventionally shaped building, wondering whether or not this wax museum is going to be any good. And then you step into the lift and think “Hey, this lift is cool.” And then, you step out on the 6th floor and turn back at the lift wondering if you just stepped out of a time machine. The futuristic and beautiful blue lobby of Mother’s Wax Museum can have that effect on you the first time round. It really piques your interest in the place and the museum itself meets your expectations and more. We have all heard about Madame Tassauds in London and even though Mother’s Wax Museum is not as lavish as that, it is still awesome enough to make every inhabitant of this city very proud.
On either side of the museum, there are bonsai gardens and cafeterias that can be accessed through the lobby. And here is the icing on this cake – it’s an open terrace. Imagine the view from the top-most level of the Finance Centre located right opposite to the picturesque Eco Park…
What to do?
Most obvious thing to do there would be photography. But, that is A) Not as boring as it may sound to some people and B) Not the only thing to do there. All the wax statues are posed differently and therefore, have a lot of scope for fun photography if you have the imagination. You could sit and read a book with Rabindranath Tagore. You could dance it out 70s disco style with our very own Disco Dancer Mithun on stage. You could get all scientific with Acharya Jagadish Chandra Bose or you could sing your heart out with Kishore Kumar, Lata Mangeshkar and Manna Dey. Take a photo with the President, or sit on his chair (:P). Look all short-y with Amitabh or spend time with some cartoon characters. Hence – Point A covered. Now for Point B – Mother’s Wax Museum is fitted with CD players in a lot of places. You can listen to songs by all the famous artists that are present there. There are a lot of books written by or about the well-known personalities that are on display. They are in the open and are free for you to browse through. There are television screens with different videos being showcased all across the museum. It indeed has a lot to offer and is not just an entertaining place but also an informative one.
What to see?
The brilliant, life-like sculptures made by veteran wax-sculptor Susanta Ray are not just for photography but also for adoration. The art and sweat that has gone behind the creation of the 19 extremely real models is commendable. Some can actually make you shiver because for a second you won’t be able to the difference between wax and skin.
If you are a plant-enthusiast, the bonsai garden should not be missed. Otherwise too, you can sit in the garden-cum-café with a cup of tea or coffee and enjoy with a view to kill for. (Unless you are scared of heights, then the view could kill you. Just saying.)
>> A preview by BongRong <<
Opening and closing Hours:
12pm to 7.30pm
Ticket counter open till 7.
Sometime during the day so that you could enjoy the view from the terrace before sunset.
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Entry fee – Rs. 150
Additional amount required if you wish to purchase any autographed souvenirs.
# The statue of Pranab Mukherjee. It’s like a clone.
# The view of Eco Park.
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