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The National Wax Museum Plus
The National Wax Museum Plus

The National Wax Museum Plus

The Lafayette Building, 22-25 Westmoreland St, Temple Bar, Dublin, D02 EH29

The Basics

The museum is spread over four floors and divided into themed rooms. In the Great Irish Writers Room, pay your respects to some of the nation’s best writers, who are seated in a pub as if they’re ready to toss back a few pints. Then, pose for pictures with the likes of Hannibal Lecter in the Chambers of Horror. The Wax Factor Studios transport you into a classic music video, and the Science and Discovery Zone shows you how lots of things work, from the body to the solar system.

To save time at the entrance, book your admission ticket online in advance. Dublin Pass holders can enter the museum free of charge.

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Things to Know Before You Go

  • The National Wax Museum Plus is a must-do for families and travelers interested in Irish cultural history.

  • Visitors receive a map of the museum at the entrance.

  • Children and senior citizens get a discount on the price of admission, as do students who present valid ID.

  • The museum has an on-site gift shop.

  • The museum is wheelchair-accessible. Due to space constraints, visitors must leave strollers at the reception area.

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How to Get There

Located in the city center, the museum is a short walk from attractions such as the Temple Bar. The closest DART train station is Tara Street, a 5-minute walk away. The closest Luas tram stops are St. Stephen’s Green (Green Line) and Jervis (Red Line), and the nearest city bus stop is Dame Street—each is a 10-minute walk from the museum. The hop-on hop-off bus tour route includes some nearby stops as well.

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When to Get There

The museum is open every day from 10am to 10pm (except December 24–26). Last admission is at 9pm. Arrive early to beat the crowds.

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Wax Hands

For a unique keepsake, don’t forget to stop by Wax Hands, located inside the museum’s gift shop. You dip your hand into cold water, then warm wax, to create a mold that you get to take home. Choose from a variety of colors.

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