National Wax Museum
The National Wax Museum Plus 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. Come 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
The National Wax Museum at it was then known was originally situated in Granby Row Dublin 1 close to Parnell Square on the north side of the city. It was opened in 1983 by the Lord Mayor of Dublin and was an exciting new addition to the city.
The Museum was housed over four floors and 13,000 square feet in a historic Foster Place landmark building the Armoury. 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.
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 has been re-imagined as the National Wax Museum Plus. It now offers all of the wax figures which gave the original its charm, but also many other additional exhibits.
The addition of the Plus to the name indicated that the museum was to be more than just wax. Many exhibits were added, which stepped outside the world of wax into the realm of interactive exhibits.
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. Is was then as it is now the most famous Dublin Museum.
- Adult: €15.00
- Seniors/Students: €13.00
- Children: 10.00
- Family: €39.00