Dublin Wax Museum, an interactive visitor attraction

National Wax Museum

The National Wax Museum Plus in Dublin is an exciting interactive visitor attraction. It has a variety of fun activities, designed to cater to people of all ages and walks of life.

Take a look at what’s inside! It is just a 5-minute walk from our Dublin Citi Hotel. Their doors are open every day from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

The museum is full of characters and exhibits, from historical figures to cartoon characters, and everything else in between. As indicated by the PLUS in the name, it’s not only wax figures either. The museum has much more to explore and experience, such as the Science and Discovery Zone, The Time Vaults. It’s great fun for all.

History of Wax

Opened in 1983 by the Lord Mayor of Dublin and was an exciting new addition to the city. The National Wax Museum was originally in Granby Row Dublin 1 close to Parnell Square on the north side of the town.

Dublin Wax Museum

The Museum houses over four floors and 13,000 square feet in a historic Foster Place landmark building the Armoury. Further, The Armoury was previously the home of Ireland’s gold store and arms at the turn of the last century!

As you ventured through the basement, you would have seen the old bank vaults with their heavy doors which house each scene from Irish history and mythology.

A New Visitor Experience

After being closed for some years, it was time for a change. With a new venue, the museum was never going to simply return to what it was, the time had arrived to create a new visitor experience.

The museum re-imagined as the National Wax Museum Plus. As a result, offers all of the wax figures, the original charm, in addition to many other exhibits.

Dublin Wax Museum
Bernard Shaw wax statue Credit: National Wax Museum

Accordingly, the Plus to the name indicated that the museum was to be more than just wax. They added many exhibits, which stepped outside the world of wax into the realm of interactive exhibits.

Dublin Landmark

The museum became a landmark with the Giant Cú Chulainn scaling the side of the building and many of our current visitors still remember the infamous tunnels and visiting on there school tour as children. However, It was then as it is now the most famous Dublin Museum.


  • Adult: €15.00
  • Seniors/Students: €13.00
  • Children: 10.00
  • Family: €39.00

Take a look at what’s inside! It is just a 5-minute walk from our Dublin Citi Hotel. Their doors are open every day from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

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