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India has its own miniature Wax museum which is fast becoming a major tourist attraction in Mysore, Karnataka. Established in 2010, the museum has a unique theme. Musical instruments are cast in wax at this one-of-its kind museum.
The ambience is complemented with life like musicians dressed in sync with the musical instrument. The 19 gallery museum exhibits 110 life-size statues playing diverse Indian and western musical instruments.
The ambience is set to represent a musical rendition or stage performance. Guitars, Banjo, Drums, Nagara, Tamte (Adivasi) tribal instruments are shaped to resemble the real instruments. Statues are exhibited in various band settings including Indian Classical North, Punjabi Bhangra, South Indian, Jazz and Rock, Latin American and Arab.
The brain-child of a Bengaluru-based IT professional and manufacturer of designer candles, Shreeji Bhaskaran’s Melody Wax museum has earned the rare distinction of wax figures revolving around music alone.
Each statue takes up 50 kilos in the making, at a cost of 3-5 lakhs. More than 4 months are invested to carve out the intricate details of the instruments and musicians. Representation from Stone Age to Modern instruments, music lovers will be enchanted by the assortment. Visitors can also play a few musical instruments to showcase one’s musical prowess.
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