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Railways Ministry, Madame Tussauds Wax Museum sign MoU to foster tourism in Delhi NCR

This collaboration will help in promoting railway heritage and also enable children to learn about national heroes, thereby making the student’s excursion more inclusive, holistic and interesting.

Dec 5, 2018 09:53 IST
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The National Rail Museum (NRM) of the Railways Ministry signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Madame Tussauds Wax Museum to foster tourism in Delhi NCR region.

This first time ever public-private museum collaboration will help attract more tourists to both National Rail Museum and Madame Tussauds Wax Museum.

Highlights of National Rail Museum & Madame Tussauds collaboration

Under the MoU, a special discount of 35 percent will be offered on ticket prices to National Rail Museum visitors when they visit Madame Tussauds Museum, Delhi.

Similarly, Madame Tussauds Wax Museum visitors will be getting discount of 30 percent on combo packages of NRM.  

There will be a special provision for school groups. School children will be able to enjoy both museums at a 45 percent discount.

Significance

This collaboration will help in promoting railway heritage and also enable children to learn about national heroes, thereby making the student’s excursion more inclusive, holistic and interesting.

It will spread the concept of a discounted single ticket for accessing more museums, even spanning over 3-4 days. Similar facility is already available in major tourist cities across world.

National Rail Museum (NRM)

National Rail Museum (NRM) is managed by the Indian Railway.

It is one of the top edutainment tourist destinations of Delhi NCR area, having annual footfall of more than 5 lakhs.

NRM offers railway history, heritage, nostalgia, games and children activity at one place.

Spread over 11 acres of land at Chanakyapuri, NRM comprises of outdoor and indoor exhibition space with exotic collections of more than 75 real size exhibits, Joy Train, steam engines, more than hundred artifacts and digital displays, Diesel & Steam Locomotive Simulators, VR based coach simulator, etc.      

Madame Tussauds wax museum of Delhi

Madame Tussauds wax museum is a leading chain of Wax Museums in the world.

In 2017, Madame Tussauds opened its 23rd Wax museum in Connaught Place (CP), New Delhi. This is the first wax museum in India of Madame Tussauds.

The CP museum has 52 wax figures of celebrities like Mahatma Gandhi, Amitabh Bachchan, Sachin Tendulkar, Shahrukh Khan among others.

Within a year, the wax museum has become one of the most sought after destination in Delhi.

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