Now, buy waxworks from the worlds worst museum

January 19th, 2008 - 3:33 pm ICT by admin  

London, Jan 19 (ANI): Visitors to Louis Tussauds House of Wax are unlikely to forget the experience - no matter how hard they try. For the museum in Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, has acquired a unique reputation for creating the worst waxworks in Britain, if not the world.

Its 150-plus life-sized figures are, in almost every case, remarkable for how little they look like their subjects.

Now Peter Hayes, the owner, is cashing in on its fame by selling off the heads of 75 models at auction.

The heads, which date back up to 30 years, are supposed to portray celebrities, Royals, politicians and sportsmen as they were in their younger days.

Many have little more than a passing resemblance to their subjects - but luckily most have nametags to avoid confusion.

The heads include one of Prince Charles with a bushy thatch of what appears to be light brown hair and a Kevin Keegan with flowing locks.

The disembodied heads are going under the hammer on February 12 with a guide price of 50 pounds to 80 pounds each at auctioneers Keys in Aylsham, Norfolk.

Hayes insisted that the seaside attraction was still “unfailingly popular”.

“Some of them are too old and they do not resemble their subjects any more and obviously some visitors are far too young to remember them, the Telegraph quoted him, as saying.

“We do sell them off from time to time and there are some very nice ones and I would say Diana, Princess of Wales, is the prize of the collection.

“We have not been able to trace an identity for some of them because the makers did not put names on them, presumably because at the time it would have been obvious to all, he added. (ANI)

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