Canadian Wax Museum Closes for Upgrade

21 September 2010 (Last Updated September 21st, 2010 18:30)

The Royal London Wax Museum in British Columbia, Canada, will be closed from 19 September 2010 to begin a seismic upgrade of 1924 building. The C$3m (US$2.9m) upgrade must be complete before March 2011, to enable the museum to qualify for the federal stimulus funding. The

The Royal London Wax Museum in British Columbia, Canada, will be closed from 19 September 2010 to begin a seismic upgrade of 1924 building.

The C$3m (US$2.9m) upgrade must be complete before March 2011, to enable the museum to qualify for the federal stimulus funding.

The building designed by Francis Rattenbury and PL James is expected to reopen in another two to three years in a new location preferably in Victoria or Ottawa.

The wax museum is leaving the historic CPR steamship building across from the legislature after failing to agree on a long-term lease with the provincial capital commission.

The museum's 350 wax figures and elaborate sets will be placed in storage, according to vancouversun.com.