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Britain's 'worst waxworks' exhibition to close - pictures

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Britain's 'worst waxworks' exhibition is facing closure.

The Louis Tussauds House of Wax in Great Yarmouth is in danger because no-one wants to take it over.

Louis Tussauds House of Wax Museum, Great Yarmouth: Prince William

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[Prince William]

The exhibition is famous for having waxwork figures that do not look like their subjects.

The Daily Telegraph says that visitors pay £5 each to visit the seaside attraction to mock the far-from-lifelike models.

The museum features 150 models including David and Victoria Beckham, Samantha Fox, Cliff Richard, Paul Gascoigne and most of the royal family.

Husband and wife Peter and Jane Hayes have run the museum since 1955, and the couple fear they will have to close the business if nobody wants to take it on.

Louis Tussauds House of Wax Museum, Great Yarmouth: Noel Edmonds

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Louis Tussauds House of Wax Museum, Great Yarmouth: Michael Jackson

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[Left: Noel Edmonds / Right: Michael Jackson]

Jane said: "We don't want to retire but when your health starts to decline you have to think.

"It will be a shame as we've been here 57 years, and it would be nice to make 60, but we've no family interested in taking it on."

Many of the models have been ridiculed on the internet, particularly by visitors on the review website TripAdvisor.

Some visitors have revealed that they are willing to travel from far and wide to poke fun at the models.

One visitor said: "This is well worth the £5 entry fee as it's sooooo bad it's good."

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