The Wax Museum is housed inside a 142 year old colonial mansion in Ooty. The sculptures here throw a brief insight on the people and culture of Ooty and surrounding areas. Situated just 2 kilometres from the main town of Ooty, Wax World Museum is thoroughly an enjoyable and informative experience especially for kids who get a visual treat of wax statues. There is a collection of 20 odd life-size replica wax statues of renowned Indian personalities including wax statues that silently communicate about the history of India, its heritage and cultural aspects.

The Wax World Museum in Ooty houses exquisite wax statues of Indian Freedom Fighters and Political Leaders such as the world renowned Mahatma Gandhi, Gopal Krishna Gokhale and Bal Gangadhar Tilak amongst the many others. The Wax Museum also displays stunning wax replicas of social figures such as Mother Teresa and Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, the former President of India. Amongst the life-size statues is a wax statue replica of a badly injured man due to drunk driving and the other is an Arab man smoking Hookah or Shisha which is a little different from the actual theme of the museum. The Wax World Museum in Ooty also showcases wax replicas that depict the typical lifestyle of an Indian, especially rural lifestyle in an Indian village that is distinctly different from an urban dweller. You can enjoy the sights of an entire village setting with villagers doing farming and pottery that are entirely made of wax, a definite sight to see. The Wax World Museum in Ooty is privately operated and funded without any support from the Tourism Government.

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Travel tips

Nominal entry fee is applicable. The museum is open all days of the week from 9:30 am to 10 pm. A good 20 minutes is enough to scout through all the wax statues.