Musée Grévin Montreal

Musée Grévin Montreal
Musée Grévin Montreal
Established17 April 2013 (2013-04-17)
Dissolved16 September 2021 (2021-09-16)
LocationMontreal Eaton Centre, Ville-Marie, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Coordinates45°30′13″N 73°34′16″W / 45.50361°N 73.57111°W / 45.50361; -73.57111Coordinates: 45°30′13″N 73°34′16″W / 45.50361°N 73.57111°W / 45.50361; -73.57111
TypeWax museum
A waxwork of Jean-Pierre Ferland

The Musée Grévin Montreal was a waxwork museum in Montreal located in Montreal Eaton Centre in Ville-Marie, Montreal, Quebec, Canada. It was open daily; an admission fee was charged.

History

On April 17, 2013, Musée Grévin's parent company, Compagnie des Alpes, opened the museum's first property outside France, Grévin Montréal, at the Montreal Eaton Centre in Montreal, Canada. Similar in scope to the original Paris location, Grévin Montréal features wax adaptations of people relevant to Canadian and Québécois history and culture.[1]

The next location of Compagnie des Alpes, Musée Grévin Prague is open since 1 May 2014.[2]

The museum was situated in an old cinema complex, which was known as "Famous Players Centre Eaton 6".[3]

On September 16, 2021, the museum announced it was permanently closing, effective immediately.[4]

Attractions

The Musée Grévin contained some 120 characters[5] arranged in scenes from the history of Canada from Jacques Cartier[6] and modern life, movie stars and international figures such as Elizabeth II, Scarlett Johansson, Albert Einstein, Lady Gaga, Mahatma Gandhi, Donald Sutherland, Leonardo DiCaprio or Naomi Campbell.[citation needed]

New wax characters were regularly added to the Museum.

See also

Notes

  1. ^ Montreal Gazette: "Grévin Montréal wax museum opens", April 17, 2013.[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ "Famous Grévin Museum Opens its Branch in Prague", March 29, 2013. Archived May 20, 2013, at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ "Famous Players Centre Eaton 6". CinemaTreasures.org. Cinema Treasures LLC. Retrieved 1 June 2017.
  4. ^ "Grevin Museum". Grevin Museum. Musée Grevin. Retrieved 16 September 2021.
  5. ^ La Presse newspaper: "Le musée Grévin de Montréal ouvre ses portes", April 19, 2013.
  6. ^ "Visite guidée du nouveau musée Grévin au Centre Eaton de Montréal", April 18, 2013.

External links

  • Montréal official site[dead link] (in French and English)
  • Musée Grévin official site (in French and English)
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