The National Wax Museum Plus, Dublin REVIEW

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The National Wax Museum at it was then known was originally situated in Granby Row Dublin 1 close to Parnell Square on the north side of the city. It was opened in 1983 by the Lord Mayor of Dublin and it was an exciting new addition to the city. In the past, it was a former site to prayer rooms converted into a cinema called Plaza Cinema and then into a waxworks, but this building was demolished to make way for a hotel.

The attraction is partially wheelchair accessible. The elevator serves all floors. There are disabled toilets. Due to the nature of the building there is a limit to the amount of wheelchairs which they can accommodate at any one time. They can only accept two wheelchairs at a time.


During my visit there, I found little restrictions on my visit. I was able to access the three floors, with the minimum of effort. The passage ways were narrow in some parts, but with a little extra care and precision, they posed no problems for me or my chair.

However, on the 1st floor, after the Hall of Mirrors, there was a slightly raised area to more waxs. This was accessible via a stair lift, however it was broken when I was there, so I missed out on it. Shame, as I wanted my picture taken with the playwright Samuel Beckett.

The staff were incredibly friendly, helpful and full of cheer. I found them all very approachable to ask for help and they had a full knowledge to all the little questions I had to ask.

I would recommend a visit to see them, but phone ahead first, as they state on their website that they can only accommodate two wheelchairs at a time.


The Lafayette Building 22-25 Westmoreland Street Temple Bar Dublin 2 D02 EH29 Ireland

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