Madame Tussauds Shanghai – tickets, prices, what to expect


If you want to add glamour to your vacation in China’s biggest city, look no further than Madame Tussauds Shanghai.

At Shanghai’s wax Museum, you see centuries-old waxwork techniques and rub shoulders with world leaders, royal families, politicians, movie stars, sportspersons, etc. 

It is a fantastic opportunity to take lots of photos with celebrities, and kids and teenagers love the chance to snap selfies with stars.

Madame Tussauds in Shanghai is not only a museum but a place to make your dreams of meeting your idols into reality.

This article shares everything you must know before buying your Madame Tussauds Shanghai tickets.

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# Shanghai Madame Tussauds

Madame Tussauds Shanghai tickets

Tourists can buy their tickets at the venue on the visit or book them online

When you buy your tickets online, you get a discount of around 25%, and you avoid wasting time at the counter lines.

How online tickets work

When you book your Madame Tussauds Shanghai tickets online, you choose your visit date. 

Immediately after purchase, you will get a confirmation email. 

There is no need for printouts. 

On the day of the visit, you can show the confirmation email on your phone and enter the museum. 

These tickets are valid for the date selected, but you can enter any time. 

If your plan changes, you can reschedule your tickets online. 

Cost of the tickets

Tickets for Madame Tussauds Shanghai cost the same on both weekdays and weekends.

Adult ticket: ¥190
Student ticket: ¥150
Child ticket: ¥140
Senior ticket: ¥140

Kids below the height of 1 meter (3.28 feet) needn’t buy tickets, and children between 1 to 1.4 meters (4.6 feet) must get a Child ticket. 

All visitors taller than 1.4 meters must buy an adult ticket. 

An adult must accompany children below 18. 

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Opening hours

Madame Tussauds wax museum in Shanghai opens at 10 am and closes at 9 pm, depending on the day’s schedule. 

That’s why the best time to visit the museum is between 10 am and 9 pm.

The last entry is always an hour before closing time.

Best time to visit

The best time to visit Madame Tussauds Shanghai is as soon as it opens at 10 am or between 2 pm and 4 pm, which is the leanest period.

The museum gets crowded on weekends and school holidays. 

If you prefer quiet museums, try visiting from January to March or September to November. 

How long does it take

Guests usually spend about 90 minutes exploring the various exhibits at Shanghai’s Madame Tussauds. 

Since it is a self-guided tour, the duration of your visit depends on the time you spend at each of the exhibits and how crowded it is that day. 

Madame Tussauds tickets don’t have a time limit. Once inside, you can stay for as long as you want. 

What to expect at Madame Tussauds

You can meet the real-life wax models of more than 80 of your favorite personalities at Madame Tussauds in Shanghai. 

Madame Tussauds in Shanghai is everything you ever wished for – you can meet your favorite singers, actors, historical figures, etc.

You can’t afford to miss the chance to meet Lee Min Ho, Yao Ming, Liu Xiang, David Beckham, Tom Cruise, Michael Jordan, Bill Clinton, etc.

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What to see at Madame Tussauds Shanghai

This fantastic wax museum is filled with various fun zones to see. 

You can strike a pose with your favorite stars or sing out with famous musicians. 

This museum is your dream come true.

Top party

At the Top Party zone, you will be part of the VIPs only party for all the famous stars in the world. 

You will get the exceptional experience of meeting your favorite personalities. 

TV entertainment 

At the Tv ENtertainment zone, which is dedicated to TV stars, you can click pictures with He Jiong, Zhang Zhillin, or even Kangxi. 

You will get to meet the beloved characters from famous TV shows. 

Tomb Raiders Notes

In “Tomb Raiders Notes” Real Scene Experience, you get behind the camera and join the making of Tomb Raiders Notes. 

Don’t forget to snap a selfie with Wu Lei and Third Uncle of Southern School.

Universal Pictures

At the Universal Pictures zone, you can have the utmost fun with Sun Li and Wu Qilong! 

Meet the “Little Tigers” members and have fun with the Qing palace drama character Zhen Huan. 

Music DreamWorks

Meet SHE members or sing out your heart with Madonna and Xue Zhiqian. 

Feel the groove with Beyoncé and Rihanna.

Sports Situation

At the Sports Situation zone, guests can play basketball with the “Little Giant” Yao Ming, the first Chinese draft pick in NBA history.

You can also meet the Track and field athlete and cultural icon Liu Xiang, who broke a 13-year world record set by Great Britain’s Colin Jackson.

Science Master

Meet the most influential and innovative personalities in science and technology, from Steve Jobs to Yang Zhenning. 

Meet the masters of science! 

Royal Garden Party Zone

Visitors can mingle with Britain’s Royal family at the Royal Garden Party Zone. 

Here, you can meet the Duchess of Cambridge and shake hands with Queen Elizabeth II.

Hallyu Zone

At Hallyu Zone, you meet Han Geng, the “World’s Best Artist” of 2012.

You also get to snap a selfie with Lee Minho, one of the world’s famous actors loved by fans.

Fashion Zone

The Fashion Zone is for the crazy Fashionistas!

Here you meet the famous and beautiful models, actors, and designers such as Alexandra Ambrosia, Ma Sichun, etc.

China Fashion New Power Zone

Madame Tussauds Shanghai is dedicated to creating a new e-Fashion industry, unlocking China’s fashion trends. 

The area includes a modern tunnel and a VIP styling room with a fashion live broadcast room. 

Not only that, but you also get to experience the colorful party room.

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How to go to Madame Tussauds

Madame Tussauds Shanghai is situated on the tenth floor of New World Plaza, West Nanjing Road, Shanghai.

The attraction is four minutes away from People’s Square and One minute walks away from the People’s Square metro station. 

Its address is 10th Floor, New World Commercial Building, No. 2-68 Nanjing West Road, Shanghai. Get Directions

By Bus

Following buses will drop you off at People’s Square – 18, 20, 37, 46, 167, 518, 930, 952, etc. 

By Train

Take Line 1 from Shanghai Railway Station and alight at People’s Square Station. 

By Subway

You can take Line 1, 2, and 8 and alight at People’s Square metro station. The attraction is only a minute away! 

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