National Wax Museum

National Wax Museum

Get up close and personal with Setanta and his wolfhound, view a Viking slaying a monk, capture a glimpse of famine life, view a real 1916 gun, and meet the political figures who secured peace in Ireland. Visitors to the National Wax Museum are taken on a journey through Irish history, to a Kids zone, and to a Chamber of Horrors.

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 with some of Ireland’s most famous historical figures. And join in the celebration of Irish scientific inventors, designers and scientists with a visit to the science and discovery rooms, which feature live and interactive experiments.

The Writers Room is a salute to the literary legacy of Ireland’s greatest writers. Enjoy the Father Ted exhibition where the iconic sitting room is reproduced. And the Grand Hall features the ultimate musical gallery of Irish rock ‘n’ roll and film legends including U2, Phil Lynott and Liam Neeson.

In the Kids zone, children can meet the Simpsons and Harry Potter. The Hall of Irish Legends features some of the greatest Irish entertainment and sporting legends. Finally, within the Chamber of Horrors, visit the Horror Hotel where you make your way down creepy hallways and come across horror classics like The Jigsaw and Hannibal. 

 Open Mon–Sun 10.00 am-10.00 pm.

Closed 24-26 Dec.

22-25 The Lafayette Building, Westmoreland Street, Dublin 2

Tel: 01 671 8373.

Adults €16.50; concessions. Check for discount tickets online.