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National Wax Museum Plus

The Armory, Foster Place | Temple Bar, Dublin 2, Ireland (South City Centre)
353 (0)1 671 8373
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Ranked #172 of 283 Attractions in Dublin
Type: Specialty Museums
Owner description: The National Wax Museum Plus located in the historical Armoury Building at the heart of Dublin's city centre is Dublin's newest and most interactive... more » Owner description: The National Wax Museum Plus located in the historical Armoury Building at the heart of Dublin's city centre is Dublin's newest and most interactive visitor attraction promising a fun filled day out for all.The National Wax Museum Plus offers a museum experience unlike any other, whether you are young or old, a culture vulture or fun seeker, star struck or star studded, featuring the Wax Factor and recording Studio a Science exhibition, The time vaults of Irish history plus all your favorite superstars and much much more! The National Wax Museum Plus is the ultimate entertainment experience for all. « less
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014 via mobile

Had a few hours to kill in Dublin so we thought we would go to the wax museum as neither of us had been before. Well worth the visit. Most of the wax works are so realistic looking you half expect for them to move and scare you and tell you your being punked. Only negative thing I would have... More

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L_Wax, General Manager at National Wax Museum Plus, responded to this review

Thanks for reviewing our museum. I'm delighted to hear you enjoyed yourself and found our wax works so realistic! We are named the Wax Museum Plus, as we offer waxworks plus other attractions such as the Recording studio, Wax Factor and Science and Discovery Zones. I'm glad to hear that you found these areas interesting, as we aim to provide... More

Dublin
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Living in Dublin, we had not visited in a few years and I now know why. We wanted to bring our 2 daughters for a build up to Halloween thinking it would be a lovely day out but the childrens area on Level 1 looked thrown together, Peppa Pig small statue beside a witch and a couple of 'magic' mirrors... More

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L_Wax, General Manager at National Wax Museum Plus, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review of our museum. I'm glad to hear you enjoyed our Science and Discovery Zone, as it's one of my personal favourite areas of the museum. I'm sorry to hear you thought our children's area was thrown together, but unfortunately we have to work within the space constraints afforded to us... More

Ireland
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Lovely and interesting museum for kids and adults,a chance to have your photo taken along your favorite Irish (and not only) writer,say Oscar Wilde,or actor Liam Neeson anybody ,or singer, Phil Lynott and of course many more. I go there once a year and love it every time. That`s the first place I bring my visiting friends or family so... More

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L_Wax, General Manager at National Wax Museum Plus, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review. I'm glad that you enjoy visiting the museum and return every year. It's great to have repeat visitors, and you really seem to understand what we're all about. We encourage people to embrace the experience, take plenty of photos and just have fun! Thanks again and we hope to see you soon. More

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35 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Go with an open mind. Bit of fun dont go comparing to any other wax museum. 10 percent discount with red bus ticket. Just go have a laugh

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L_Wax, General Manager at National Wax Museum Plus, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. I'm glad to hear you had good fun in our museum. We are not affiliated with any other wax museums, and we do not strive to be like them. The National Wax Museum Plus aims to offer something different beyond just wax figures, with some of our attractions not featuring wax figures at all. One... More

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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

My partner wanted to go for the kitsch factor and lucky we had 'free' entry as part of the Dublin pass as I'd have been disappointed if we'd paid. It's obvious that they take good care of the place it was clean and everything worked it's just not quite up to madam tuassards standards. Took us about 25 mins to... More

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L_Wax, General Manager at National Wax Museum Plus, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review our museum. I'm happy to hear that you enjoyed our Time Vaults, as we aim to provide an insight into Irish history and culture along with the fun and entertainment side of things. I'm sorry to hear some of our exhibits weren't to your taste, however we try to cater to a... More

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10 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Well it was free and included in our Dublin Pass .....we thought ....might be interesting ...sadly not. Many of the wax models are ..well somewhat on the limited side and artistic licence has been used !!! As for the wax museum Plus ......think it's more a minus that a plus and the exhibition on the top two floors are somewhat... More

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L_Wax, General Manager at National Wax Museum Plus, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review our museum. I'm sorry to hear you did not enjoy your experience with us. As is implied with the name National Wax Museum Plus, while we are primarily a wax museum, we do provide additional attractions beyond the traditional wax figures, such as our interactive Science and Discovery room and Wax Factor... More

Dublin, Ireland
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168 reviews 168 reviews
86 attraction reviews
163 helpful votes 163 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

The thing with global tourist attractions is that the one you've been to sets the standard. Having been to, and enjoyed wax museums in London, Sydney and LA this one is not only very small its very disappointing. The wax models are more like manniqueins set in various rooms depicting Irish history - Dublinia does it better. In the Hall... More

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L_Wax, General Manager at National Wax Museum Plus, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review our museum. I'm sorry to hear you didn't enjoy your experience with us. We are not affiliated with, nor do we attempt to mimic other Wax Museums, and we have a different focus and aim. We aim to provide both fun and educational value in equal measure, with exhibits devoted to both... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 via mobile

we were really disappointed. the ground floor was good and then it went downhill from there. waxworks were poor and we were in and out very quickly as not much to see or do. feel cheated with the amount money we paid. some of the interactive items were not working. such a shame as was looking forward to it. save... More

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L_Wax, General Manager at National Wax Museum Plus, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review our museum. I'm glad to hear that you enjoyed our time vault exhibits. As the tour is self-guided, you can take as much or as little time as you would like to tour the museum. I'm sorry to hear you felt you were in and out too quickly, I hope you didn't... More

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12 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 via mobile

Real shame as we were looking forward to our visit. The museum is housed in and old bank so should have all the character needed to make it work but unfortunately it didn't meet our expectations. Such a shame it needs some real investment to bring it into the current century.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Me & Sister visited the Wax Museum after my sister finding out online about it. It was fun and we enjoyed striking the poses of each of the wax characters. The Horror part was quite scary and we even jumped but couldn't stop laughing. Some of the wax figures are very like the actual people however some are not...my sister... More

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L_Wax, General Manager at National Wax Museum Plus, responded to this review

Thanks very much for your review. I'm very glad to hear you enjoyed yourself, and had fun posing with the characters! The nature of wax figures means that they are an artistic interpretation of someone, and thus can vary in terms of likeness, but we like to think that adds to the fun and it looks like you feel the... More

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