PLEASE NOTE: The Wax Works closed in 2010 and is now the home of the new Robert Bateman Centre batemancentre.org
"Royal London Wax Museum originally opened 1961 in a street level location of the Crystal Garden at the corner of Belleville and Douglas. It was at a time when the Crystal Garden housed Canada's largest salt water swimming pool. With floor space of about six thousand square feet and initially displaying some fifty wax figures, this attraction established North America's first exhibition of Tussaud wax figures from England. North America's first Josephine Tussaud wax museum remains the "flagship" establishment on this continent, and is a major contributor to the City of Victoria's image and reputation as "A Little Bit of Olde England."