Sunday, August 13, 2017

The Wax Museum Plus - Dublin

We stopped by the @national… today – we hadn’t visited since they relocated the museum around the corner to Westmorland Street. The new location is much better, lovely bright and airy and the welcome we received from Imelda and team was lovely.
The museum has really evolved since the move – and lots more focus has been placed on the younger kids (which is hard to believe as it was always so kid friendly). You start to the left of main reception and kids can go via a secret tunnel to the first floor – while the adults have to

We encounter what the kids called the “science area” (Science and Discovery) where they can find out about Irish inventors and engineers from times past. We opted to go and visit the Mirror Maze
– another new and exciting addition which made for some hilarious wrong turns! We met some very interesting sports characters from the past and indeed present – some really good likeness. An old favourite of Dads, Fr. Ted Crilly
is another new and very good addition. We met some Superheroes and Cartoon figures and even got to take a ride on a Harry Potter broom.

Down several flights of stairs – passing hundreds of different types of clocks (which was somewhat unnerving in an Alice in Wonderland type of way). Here we travelled back in time – and the audio visual effects mean you get the chance to experience and immerse yourself in the particular era of the exhibit you are visiting. We saw the signatories of the good Friday agreement, many past and present leaders of Ireland and there is even a brand new area dedicated to Irish Mythology! A fantastic new addition.

However top of the kids favourites was the fantastic Chamber of Horrors! Wow – without giving too much away this contains to very realistic and scary exhibit but you don’t have to do it – you can bypass it if you have very young kids or are a big scaredy!

We emerged in the wonderful new gift shop after what felt like a few minutes – which in fact was nearly 2 hours. It’s a wonderful way to spend a few hours. Our top tip would be to try and slow it down and try (It’s hard) to get the kids to take it in a bit. It’s a really good, fun and even educational day out – highly recommended.

Admission charges are as follows: Adult €15/Child (Under 12) €10/Student/ Teenager €13/Senior/ Concession €13/Family Ticket (2 Adults 2 Children under 12) €39

Note – visited The Wax Museum Plus as guests.

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