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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 #168 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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Essex
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW 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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Newtownabbey, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

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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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

Loved this place. Me and my Hubby had a great laugh. Each of the exhibits were done out in a way each turn was a surprise..Even jumped at one of the war soldiers, i thought it was a wax work. turned out to be a lad dressed up really well. it was a great shock and surprise. We even tried... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We had an unexpected interesting afternoon in this museum! It was an extremely interactive museum for all ages!

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

Thank you for your review of our museum. I'm very happy to hear you were pleasantly surprised by our museum. I think a lot of people don't realise that the Plus in Wax Museum Plus is there to indicate that we have much more beyond the wax figures themselves. I'm glad you enjoyed the interactive elements of the museum, it's... More

Leeds, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

This is a great way to waste a bit of time. It certainly isn't up to Madame Tussaud's standards, and some of the wax works are terrible. But that is funny! We spent a great few hours mimicking the poses of the wax works for photos, we crawled through a mysterious tunnel and watched most of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.... More

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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 you enjoyed your time with us, and had a lot of fun. We try no to take ourselves too seriously at the museum, and our main goal is to provide a fun, interesting and varied experience, so I'm glad you embraced that. Thanks again for the review, and hopefully we'll see you again... More

Dundee, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

I don't really know what I was expecting but felt some parts were good and others were a little random. It was something to do yo pass time but don't think I would go back which is a shame as it is in a good location in the city centre.

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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. I'm glad to hear you enjoyed parts of the museum. We have a large variety of different exhibits and sections, which are housed in a limited space, something that comes as a result of our city centre location as you mentioned. Due to this variety, it's tough to maintain a... More

South Jersey
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36 reviews 36 reviews
13 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

We decided to try this museum on the first day in Dublin for the kids, and it was their favorite! They talked about the museum for the rest of the vacation. I really enjoyed the variety of things to see. There are wax figures, but there is also a section on science that was interesting and we tried our hand... 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 of our museum. I'm very glad to hear that you and your children had an enjoyable time. I'm especially glad to hear you enjoyed the variety and additional sections beyond the wax exhibits. The Plus in the name is there to emphasise that while we have a large collection of wax figures and... More

Dublin, Ireland
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

My boyfriend and I brought his 5 year old daughter here as we thought it would be a fun way to kill a hour in town. It was very dissapointing, pretty sure the same figures are there as was there when i went 19 years ago. Very expensive and not very good. Will not be back

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

No, this is not Madame Tussauds London or New York. It's a little museum in Dublin....and it is really cool and worth a visit. There are lots of interesting things....history, science, horror. A lot of the celebs are Irish....which should be no surprise. Interactive with touch screens. History of the figures and scenes is very well done. We enjoyed it... 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 very glad to hear that you enjoyed your visit, and found it to be very interesting. I think you've captured the essence of the museum in that we aim to provide a wide variety of fun, interesting exhibits, both featuring waxworks and other more interactive elements, with a focus on Irish culture... More

Tuusula, Finland
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26 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Some of the wax figures in here we very good, some of the would not have been able to recognise without the sign next to it.

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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 you were impressed some of our exhibits. I would say to you that each wax figure is an artist's impression of the likeness of a certain person, and thus the level of exactness can vary. We like to think that this variance adds to the fun of the experience somewhat. We appreciate all... More

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