National Wax Museum

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  • New Location

    The National Wax Museum Plus are open in a new city centre venue on Westmoreland Street.

  • Wax Hands Birthday Parties

    Make your own birthday even more special with an opportunity for you and your friends to have your own hands immortalised in WAX.

The National Wax Museum Plus is an exciting interactive visitor attraction located in the heart of Dublin's city centre on Westmoreland Street.

The museum opened its new venue in April having previously being housed in the historic Foster Place.

The museum is an outstanding original visitor attraction that has been specifically designed to deliver an interactive experience that takes you on a journey through Irish cultural heritage, an enchanting children's zone of discovery, Ireland's only dedicated tribute to our top scientific inventors, a green screen video room, a fully functioning recording studio and all the exceptional life like wax work characters you can expect at the national wax museum.

The National Wax Museum Plus offers a museum experience unlike any other, whether you are young or old, a culture vulture or fun seeker, male or female, star struck or star-studded, The National Wax Museum Plus is the ultimate entertainment experience for all.

It is not just a museum of wax figures but provides a modern and interactive take on Irish history and popular culture.

It is also a lot of fun!

Family Fun

Children will enjoy loads of the pieces but there are so many little nooks and cranny's to explore - some designed specifically for little people to crawl through - but there will be a few bumps on the head as they try and navigate through the hall of mirrors.

There is also an app that can be downloaded to your Android device for a more immersive experience and a treasure hunt for the kids.

Children under five are free and there will have fun playing in the Kids World room or enjoying the colour of the Enchanted Garden.

Irish History

Meet Setanta and his wolfhound, watch out for the Viking slaying monk, witness a glimpse of the devastation of famine life, feel the tension of the 1916 Rising and meet the men and women who secured peace in Northern Ireland.

Enjoy a history lesson in Irish culture and life, from the Bronze Age right up to the Good Friday Agreement peace talks in Northern Ireland, and stand side by side some of our nation's most famous historical figures.

Chamber of Horrors

The Chamber of Horrors is for over 16s - strictly!

Children (and some adults) will not want to see some of the sets on display including Hannibal Lector, Frankenstein, an electrocution chamber and lots more gruesome exhibits. 

Science & Discovery

The Science and Discovery Zone of the attraction pays homage to the dedicated Irish Inventors, engineers and scientists. Many of whom you may or may not have heard of.

Interactive touch screen technology helps bring this room to life, with real experiments and figures to examine and touch. The visitor can truly understand and appreciate the work of the many men and women who invented items which we still use to this day.

Never before have Irish scientists, inventors and engineers all been celebrated together in such a comprehensive way.

School Tours

School Tours

When you are planning your forthcoming educational school tour, we’d be delighted if you would consider Dublin’s most exciting visitor attraction, The National Wax Museum Plus.

The museum is dedicated to the art of sculpting and working with wax to create life-size 3-dimensional figures. Our museum features wax figures of some of the most popular individuals from the world of Film, TV, Music, Politics, History, Sport and the Arts from both yesterday and today.

  • Science & Discovery in Wax 
  • The Time Vaults 
  • Great Irish Writers 

Have your students travel through the Time Vaults of Irish History, discover more about science in our Science and Discovery Zones and get up close and personal with all of our famous faces.

We have worksheets and quizzes for various age groups and stages in the education system featuring trivia from all of our educational zones.

Wax Hands Birthday Parties

Wax Hands

Make your own birthday even more special with an opportunity for you and your friends to have your own hands immortalised in WAX.

Party includes:

  • Tour of the Museum
  • A coloured wax hand
  • Downloadable invitation
  • Free return admission for birthday child
  • Face painting option (€30-max 10 kids)
  • 1 parent free for every 10 kids
  • (€5 per additional parent - does not include a Wax Hand)
  • Prices start from €13 per child

A Night at the Musuem

Enter a secret world that comes to live only at night...

A new night-time Immersive show at the Was Museum pushing the boundaries between reality and imagination. Create your own imaginative journey, however, you may end up in Heaven or Hell or even partying in Dublin's favourite red light district!

25 Westmoreland St, Dublin 2, D02 EH29, Ireland
10:00 -22:00 Monday - Sunday
Adult - EUR 15.00 Child - EUR 10.00 Family - EUR 39.00
Suitable for:

National Wax Museum
a month ago

Are you about to binge watch all the Harry Potter movies?

It's a winter tradition for most, but instead you could take the Luas Express 🙈🙈🙈directly to the new #WaxStop on Westmoreland Street and take a picture with Harry, Mad Eye and friends. We even have a brand new sorting hat this year, AND we'll let you go again if you get Slytherin! 🐍🐍🐍

National Wax Museum
a month ago

Don't miss this amazing voucher in this weekend's Sunday World. Valid throughout the holidays!

National Wax Museum
2 months ago

For the month of December, we're going to give back to those who give the most.

We're letting all volunteers to Irish charities in for free. Show your charity pass at the counter, or a letter from your charity and we'll let you in for free.

National Wax Museum
3 months ago

Did you know that if you use our augmented reality app Wax Magic in this room TWO waxworks come to life, you can learn bonus information on the app, you can collect extra points AND there's a hidden video somewhere in the room? Also you can get one fine view of Dublin!

Things aren't always as they seem in this museum...

The Dad
National Wax Museum
3 months ago

Calling all Science Fans! We're doing a number of events next week to celebrate #ScienceWeek. They're at no additional charge and we've even got a few Scientists on board!

National Wax Museum
3 months ago

When a visitor captures the most realistic shot of one of our waxworks. Credit to twitter user @PlanetSlade

National Wax Museum
3 months ago

Science Week 2017 runs from 12th-19th of November and this year the Museum has plenty of fun for families, school tours, science nuts and tourists alike.

Monday 13th| Augmented Reality in The Science Area

One of our staff members will be on hand to teach visitors all about how we use Augmented Reality to turn our Science & Discovery Area into an interactive classroom. This will feature usage of the Augmented Reality App Wax Magic, and our staff member will be on hand to discuss the process of creating the app and giving live demonstrations for visitors.

Tuesday 14th| What can Irish Lakes tell us about Climate Change?

“What can Irish lakes tell us about Climate Change”. Dr Evelyn Keaveney of Queens University will be giving a presentation on how climate change affects the world and what carbon dating can tell us.

Wednesday 15th | 3D Technology: When Science meets Wax

One staff member will give a demonstration to visitors of the 3D scanning process. We will also have 3D printed prototypes on display for visitors to take a photo with.

Thursday 16th | Experiments in the Name of Science

Visitors will be astounded by science experiments on display on Thursday. Specific details of this event TBC

Friday 17th | “Ancient Ireland: Discoveries beneath our feet”

Dr Rowan McLaughlin of Queen’s University will give a talk on “Ancient Ireland: discoveries beneath our feet. ”Dr McLaughlin is a research fellow of the School of Natural and Built Environment who has published many articles on the neolithic and bronze age.

National Wax Museum
3 months ago

Win a family pass to the National Wax Museum Plus.

To enter, simply FOLLOW this page and you could soon meet your (super) heroes.

National Wax Museum
3 months ago

This Sunday is our 3rd autism-friendly morning where we turn the lights👆and Sound 👇 We hope to see some of you along! :) #Irish Autism Action

The Dad
National Wax Museum
3 months ago

Well there's our Count Dracula on a train now. He's nationwide. Good look Ireland!👿🦇🏃‍♂️ #WheresDrac #GiveBlood #WaxMuseumPlus

The Dad
From Ireland, Co. Dublin
3 months ago

Great cause #GiveBlood

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2 reviews for National Wax Museum

The Dad 5 / 5
From Ireland, Co. Dublin
4 months ago

Brilliant day out in the new venue. It's more interactive and hands-on and the kids had great fun. A couple of hours max but it's more than enough time for the kids and really good value at the price.

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Collette Mooney 2.5 / 5
10 months ago

Not much in it, the science bit where you can interact was really good, but took less than 1 hour to see everything, we visited on a really hot day and were sweltering with no aircon or air at all, not worth the entry fee as the gift shop was very expensive and the horrors part cost extra, no buggys allowed in either

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