The Wax Museum, Surfers Paradise

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Absorb a dose of history by visiting The Wax Museum on the Gold Coast. Take the guided tour of the Chamber of Horrors and visit The World in Wax exhibit, which has wax figures, small dioramas, and a replica of the Crown Jewels. Both kids and adults will marvel at the amazing realism of the life-size figures in authentic costumes. Plan to visit The Wax Museum and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Surfers Paradise attractions using our Surfers Paradise trip planner .
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  • I had read some of the poor reviews on trip advisor and was hesitant about going to the wax museum because of them. However, my husband and I decided to take our 7 year old daughter anyway as we figur...  more »
  • Bit disappointing Wax figures don’t look like the real thing! Costume don’t fit properly The only wax figure that looked real madam Tussaud’s last impression of her self! Tour probably was needed but ...  more »
  • If you have never been to a Wax Museum you might thing its ok. If you have been to one ANYWHERE else is is very poor. 1. It was expensive. 2. It is very small. 3. A large percentage of the statues do ...  more »
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  • All the staff are retirees and it shows as they really enjoy their time working here as opposed to it just being a job. I loved the guided tour as did my kids. Yeah, sure many of the exhibits did not look right but who cares. We all had a really good time and it was a lot more intimate and personal than what we would have gotten at somewhere more commercial like Madam Tussauds. Highly recommended for families with kids 8+ years.
  • Walked past this place twice before we decided to give it a go. Walked in and the staff were extremely friendly. Paid what we considered to be a reasonable price as we couldn't see what was available besides a brochure. They were 20 minutes of closing and agreed to have us come in even though the tour itself would be half an hour and then we were free to browse the wax statues. The tour was interesting full of interesting facts but something I wasn't overly interested in and it dragged on quite a bit. The wax statues were below average. I've seen wax museums a lot more realistic. Maybe three of the wax statues looked like the person they should have while all the others completely fake looking. In my opinion this place isn't worth the money.
  • Firstly they told us this was great for kids. WRONG!! The first part of the museum is full of wax figures that kids would never recognise because they're OLD. Past presidents, Prime Ministers, old celebrities etc. Secondly, there's not that many, you can finish that room in 10 mins and given that it costs a family approx $100, it's not good value. The second part of the museum is the torture chamber. What has this got to do with wax statues?? They told us it was great for kids... My husband took the kids and left after the first window. I stayed and left about two thirds of the way through because it was so gruesome and I felt like I was going to faint. So, if you have a week stomach, don't do this tour!!
  • Friendly staff yet highly overpriced. Best exhibits can be viewed free from ticket booth
  • Less than 10 high quality wax figures. The rest not interesting quality. All behind the glass windows. You can't have a good photo with them. Good staff, but that is not what you want to go there for. NOT recommend for kids.

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