Historically the Chamber of Horrors was an original exhibition of waxworks of notorious murderers and other infamous historical figures. The earliest pieces included wax heads made from the death masks of victims of the French Revolution. It first opened as a “Separate Room” in the basement of Madame Tussauds and later became known as the “Chamber of Horrors”. Guests could visit this part of the exhibition for an extra fee. It brought to life the history of 500 years of crime and punishment and included both original artefacts and replicas alongside the wax figures. The Chamber was closed for 5 years, reponing in 2023 with a focus on the dark streets of London and bringing guests face to face with London’s most evil..Breathing Life into Nightmares.
COME FACE TO FACE WITH LONDON’S MOST EVIL
Marie greets guests by the entrance to her historic “Chamber of Horrors”. Here you’ll be able to meet some of London’s most notorious killers and look evil in the eye… But are you brave enough to enter?
OLD LONDON THE DARK SIDE OF THE CITY
You have travelled back in time to the dark streets of old London. Unsettling atmosphere hangs in the air, while the peeler warns you of dangers that are lurking everywhere. Curiosity Shop displays the REAL items from the criminal world.
THE KRAY TWINS THE BLIND BEGGAR
Enter this notorious 60s boozer- the haunt of Kray twins. Reggie is sat drinking and challenges you to an arm wrestle. Meanwhile his brother
Ronnie has an altercation with rival gang member Cornell and ends up killing him in cold blood.
THE RILLINGTON PLACE STRANGLE AT HOME WITH A SERIAL KILLER JOHN CHRISTIE
Bodies line the corridor leading to Rillington Place. Inside his filthy living room, Christie calmly reads the newspaper while the remains of his
wife are rotting underneath his feet. Do you feel like someone’s watching you?
HAIGH’S WORKSHOP FACE THE ACID BATH MURDERER
Imposing foreboding sound track, bubbling vats of acid and acrid smell fills the air of Haigh’s workshop. His victims’ personal belongings litter the floor while this terrifying serial killer is busy burning their bodies.
PRISON INFAMOUS INMATES MEET THEIR FATE
Visit serial killer Dennis Nilsen’s cell where he recorded his now infamous audio diary. Prisoner Ruth Ellis awaits execution for murdering her lover. Lastly, witness tense final moments of Dr Crippen, convicted for slaughtering his wife Corrine.
RIPPER FINALE THE RIPPER IDENTITY REVEALED
Enter a dimly lit room and come face to face with the terrifying Jack the Ripper! See the monstrous beast that is within him come to life before your very eyes.
Breathing Life into Nightmares
The “Chamber of Horrors,” serves as a testament to the boundless potential of animatronics in crafting unforgettable horror experiences. Through a fusion of traditional craftsmanship and cutting-edge technology, we’ve created a walk-through journey that plunges guests into meticulously detailed and immersive sets resonating with haunting audio. From the sinister stare of John Christie to the foreboding presence of Jack the Ripper, our animatronics not only portray horror but embody it.
Innovative Material Usage:
Smart Glass in John Haigh’s Breathing Gas Mask: Our creative use of ‘smart glass’ technology added a layer of eerie realism to John Haigh’s ‘breathing gas mask,’ enhancing the visual terror as he stands over the decomposing bodies of his victims.
Combining Traditional and Digital Craftsmanship:
The Evolution of John Christie’s Sinister Stare: The journey from clay to a robust animatronic head started with traditional sculpting, through digital refinement, culminating in a 3D-printed mold from which a silicone head was cast. The animatronic mechanism, simple yet effective, lowers Christie’s newspaper to unveil a sinister stare, chilling the bones of every onlooker.
Ronnie Kray’s Digital Mask:
A marriage of sculpture and digital design gave birth to a lifelike mask worn by an actor, whose filmed performance is projected to guests, recreating the historic scene of George Cornell’s shooting at the Blind Beggar Pub.
Enhanced Immersive Experiences:
Jack the Ripper Zone: A chilling atmosphere augmented by an animatronic silicone head, whose foreboding lift sends shivers down the spine, throws guests back in time to the grim streets haunted by Jack the Ripper.
Interactive and Engaging Sets:
Every zone is designed not merely to be seen but experienced. Be it the nostalgic yet terrifying set eerie Blind Beggar Pub scene, every detail is aimed at pulling the guests deeper into the narrative, making them a part of the horror story unfolding around them.
The “Chamber of Horrors” is not just an attraction; it’s a meticulous orchestration of art, technology, and history to create a horror narrative that leaves a lasting imprint on the psyche of its visitors. Our innovative approach in animatronics and immersive design sets a new benchmark in horror attractions, proving that with a fusion of creativity and technical expertise, the realm of fear is boundless.