The National Wax Museum Plus, Dublin

2.3
#19 of 59 in Museums in Dublin
To spend a day in the company of historical figures, professional athletes, rocks stars, and movie characters, visit The National Wax Museum Plus. This privately owned waxworks museum offers you a chance to have your picture taken with lifelike models of everyone from pop culture favorites SpongeBob SquarePants and Hannibal Lecter to historically significant figures like Michael Collins and Eamon de Valera. The museum also contains several scenes representing Ireland through the ages, depicting events from the Viking times to the 20th century political uprisings. Be sure to drop by the museum's video recording studio, where you can create your own music video and upload it online. To visit The National Wax Museum Plus and other attractions in Dublin, use our Dublin trip itinerary maker website .
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  • The wax museum has some interesting pieces but overall isn't really sure what it is. The models aren't as good in quality as Madam Tussaud's and the interactive parts aren't as good as Ripley's. The p...  more »
  • We expected to see just wax figures, but we were surprised to find that there was a lot of other information there as well - on Irish people who had contributed to engineering and science. A nice mix ...  more »
  • Not worth visiting. Poor lighting being used to limit the terrible quality of the wax models. Hard to find anything positive about it.  more »
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  • Hadn't been to the Irish Wax Museum since I was a child (and the one thing I remembered was the tunnels). It's now located at O'Connell Bridge with one of the upstairs rooms, featuring the literature figures, overlooking it. In the door you have a few Star Wars characters and the stairs (with cool tunnel stairs for kids) leading up to the first room which had science and learning (this was perhaps my favourite). Then some famous figures (including Donald Trump), the Father Ted room and then the kids/superheroes room which had Peppa, Simpsons, Bob the Builder, Harry Potter, Superman, Batman and more. Down stairs (with all the clocks on the wall) and back in time (including scenes from 1916 and Irish Folklore). There is an optional Chamber of Horrors (for 16 years and over). On the way out you have Mrs Brown heading into the shop. You can also leave with a cool souvenir, a wax copy of your hand, highly recommended.
  • It starts kind of slow slow, but then it does get better. The entrance has a cool little tunnel to climb through that the kids in to get to the main entrance. There are a variety of different rooms in a museum from a superhero room to a couple of history rooms and a horror museum section. The place is good to go to once or maybe twice to go show somebody. But definitely worth your time if you need something to do.
  • This was fantastic experience. Kids really loved it. Enjoyed our day out.
  • Good but not great. One of a kind in Ireland but you will be slightly disappointed after London one.
  • Good for a one off visit if your around, however I thought there would be a little more to it. I'm sure kids would love it

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