From kings and queens to famed writers and other historical figures, the Royal London Wax Museum includes more than 300 wax figures. Tour guides lead visitors from beginning to end of the museum to tutor history amongst the wax figures. Initially opened as the World of Wax in 1961, the museum has grown from 90 figures to its current size. It was the first North American place to feature Josephine Tussaud wax figures from England. The experience is amplified by audio-visual components and other displays, such as the World War I field surgical hospital kit, the facsimile sword of Genghis Khan and innovative opera chairs crafted in 1987 for the Prince and Princess of Wales.