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Wax Museum, Surfers Paradise

(1.4/5 based on 240+ reviews on the web)
Absorb a dose of history by visiting 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. To visit Wax Museum on your trip to Surfers Paradise, use our Surfers Paradise trip itinerary builder.
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  • An original Museum with guided tour into two parts with famous or local personalities and another with a gallery of the "horrors" that traces the tortures and other historical crimes. Pity that no translation of the visit is available. Take photos prohibited.
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  • my husband, myself and our 2 year old went to the museum and we were told that our son had to keep quite through the tour (he is 2 so can be hard) so we decided not to go on the tour. we went into the...  more »
  • I went with my father and 12 year old brother. While it was quite pricey and the exhibits were worn out, it was still interesting and fun. The "Chamber of Horrors" is incredibly cool, but only if you ...  more »
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  • Average at best upstairs, but maybe my expectations of a museum are higher. Front desk hyped about the downstairs experience on entrance. Maybe they should consider some censorship or pre warning before inviting kids down below. Our kids 9, 7 and 4. Lucky the 7 and 4 year old can't concentrate on details or lost intrest by then. Our 9 year old fainted after hearing stories of human torture, war crimes followed by actually photos, props and narration. I'm considering complaining to the Australian Classification Board to make the exhibition classified to r18.
  • It is good if u r board and doing nothing at hotel ! The statues are behind glass and most of them are hardly recognised. I won't go there again ! They charged me 52 for me and my wife but I didn't enjoyed it actually,
  • Unfortunately it's a waste of time and money. They are charging $29.00 for adult ticket and it's just not worth the money what so ever. Statues are hardly recognizable and the only helpful thing is their name tags cause otherwise you wouldn't know who that person is.The so called chamber of Horror is also bit lame. The guide (who most probably is the partner/husband of a reception lady) is pretty talkative, yet it is bit complicated to understand his perfectly memorized script as he talks fast and mumbles. Not saying it's a total waste, but definitely not worth $29.00 for a ticket. For what expo they have and "horror tour" they offer the price should be at least 3 times lower then that. And those who been there once ain't gonna go there again for sure.
  • Not bad of a time filler. Should be 15$ but not 29!
  • An enjoyable visit. The wax models can be a hit or miss but the guided tour in "The Chamber of horrors" was the high point of the visit. Probably not the best place for young children though. Otherwise, the price is fair and the staff were very friendly.