The Montreal Eaton Centre, a property owned and managed by Ivanhoé Cambridge, is pleased to announce that Grévin Museum will open its doors in downtown Montreal. This wax museum will be very similar to the original one in Paris. It will be located on the top floor of the shopping galleria and is slated to open in early 2013.
Close to 10 M€ will be invested in this major project which will showcase 120 personalities to Montreal visitors.
The first Grévin Museum, which opened its doors on June 5, 1882, was the brainchild of journalist Arthur Meyer who wanted to put faces to the names of contemporary celebrities as photos were not yet commonplace in newspapers. He solicited help from Alfred Grévin, a caricaturist, after whom the museum is named.
The Parisian museum contains over 300 wax statues of outstanding personalities from the 20th century, including politicians such as Nicolas Sarkozy, Barack Obama, Tony Blair and Vladimir Putin. The museum also recreates France’s greatest historical moments.
More information can be found on Grévin Museum’s website.