Welcome to the website of Saint Petersburg Wax Museum!
The museum opened its doors in the late 1980-s, when a bunch of enthusiasts turned on the heat on the idea to revive the wax plastic arts in Russia.
More than fifteen years having passed from that, we have developed into “Wax Figures”, a multi-branch group of companies. It is in each company’s jurisdiction to run the exhibitions in different regions of the Russian Federation, the CIS and foreign countries. Every company is subordinate to the general executive management to ensure that all the companies in the group have the exact same artistic and financial policy.
The following companies are subordinate to the general executive management of the “Wax Figures” group of companies:
- “Wax Figures Saint Petersburg”, Saint Petersburg, Russia.
- “Exhibition House Saint Petersburg”, Saint Petersburg, Russia
- “Museum and Exhibition Centre”, Saint Petersburg, Russia
- “Wax Museum”, Saint Petersburg, Russia
- “Wax Theatre”, Saint Petersburg, Russia
- “Exhibition Centre of Kazakhstan”, Almaty, Kazakhstan
- “Wax Figures Sochi”, Sochi, Russia
- “Russian Imperial Wax Museum”, USA
The main office of “Wax Figures” is located in the Nevsky Avenue, at the heart of Saint Petersburg. It’s inside this headquarters where the new exhibitions are being planned and developed, the exhibitions on tour are being supplied with the advertising materials, the marketing programs are being introduced and the financial operations carried out.
The main difference from any other museum that a wax museum has is the perpetual state of being on tour, crossing extremely long distances. The exhibitions are being shown in central museums and showrooms, in theme parks or social center, where thousands of visitors are attracted. However, some exhibitions are being held in Saint Petersburg on a regular basis, though the leitmotivs of these exhibitions is in a perpetual state of change too.
- Alexandrovsky park 4, the “Baltiyskiy Dom” Theater
- Alexandrovsky park 4, the Planetarium of Saint Petersburg
- Nevsky Ave. 17, the Stroganoff Palace
- Nevsky Ave. 39, the Anichkov Palace
One another distinctive feature of “Wax Figures” permitting us to hold interesting and modern exhibitions is the development of moving robots. Thanks to that hi-tech feature, the world of wax portrait becomes even more rich and colourful, for static figures can now become animated.
Our knowledge and skills in producing latex and silicon material that perfectly imitates the look of human or animal skin permitted us to create the first Russian laboratory capable of producing large-scale latex mechanic exhibitions:
The development of exhibitions like these requires much labour and expenses. The project is carried out by the professionals of the top-notch engineering and research facilities of Saint Petersburg. That is the thing that guarantees the high quality of the robot showpieces.
Nowadays “Wax Figures” possess a set of hi-tech workshops of total area more than 1000 sq.m.
- Wax figures production workshop
- Mechanic robots projection and production workshop
- Make-up workshop
- Tailoring workshop
The staff includes a list of highly skilled professionals, like artists, art historians, engineers, sculptors, pastigeurs, moulders, make-up masters, seamstresses and a number of other specialties.
During the past seven years the producing facility of “Wax Figures” has developed more than a dozen of conceptual exhibitions. That required more that a 1,500 wax figures to be produced, not to include a hundred of moving wax figures. Plus, during that time five exhibitions of giant robots took place.
The “Wax Figures” group of companies is a partner of a number of European exhibition organizations. We have reliable partners in Denmark, Finland, German, Poland, Romania, Greece, as well as in USA.
We are looking forward to expand our business establishment, so we are always eager to discuss a business proposition as well as to start a new form of collaboration.