After almost a decade, Montreal's Wax Museum (Grevin Montreal) has closed its doors for good.
The museum posted the news to their website on Thursday.
The Eaton Centre staple, which was opened back in 2013 by Compagnie des Alpes, was Montreal’s only wax museum. Montreal’s musée Grévin was also based on the original Paris attraction of the same name.
"After a year of closure due to the pandemic, Grévin Montréal had to make a difficult choice and announced the definitive closure of the Grévin Montréal Museum," a note read on its website.
The museum housed life-sized wax figures of 128 personalities, both local and international historical figures, artists, and pop culture icons. Included were the figures of Céline Dion, Pierre Trudeau, Ginette Reno, Guy Lafleur, John Lennon, Yoko Ono, and Albert Einstein, to name just a few.
Montreal’s Musée Grévin opened in April 2013 and more than one million people visited it over the years. The full statement on the website reads as follows.
After a year of closure due to the pandemic, Grévin Montreal was forced to make this difficult choice and announces the definitive closure of the Grévin Museum in Montreal as of September 16, 2021. Sincere thanks to our employees for their dedication and great energy, thanks to our visitors and to our partners who have supported us throughout these years. A special thank you to the members of the Academy who helped build this museum by choosing the personalities from here who have marked our history. And finally, thank you to the personalities and artists who have shaped and still shape our universe. They have been our muses and remain an inspiration.
The Grévin Montreal website also includes a link for ticket refunds. Your request must be received by November 8, 2021.