History of Wax | Chapter 1 |Granby Row
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 was an exciting new addition to the city.
Famous Dublin Museum
Many famous Irish faces were imortalized in Wax over the years including U2, former President Mary McAleese, Barry McGuigan and Brendan Grace to name but a few.
The museum became a landmark with the Giant Cú Chulainn scaling the side of the building and many of our current visitors still remember the infamous tunnels and visiting on there school tour as children. Is was then as it is now the most famous Dublin Museum.
The old Wax Museum closed in 2005 and the site was redeveloped as the Maldron Hotel Parnell Square . In 2009 The museum found it’s home in Fosters Place. In 2016 The Wax Museum relocated from Foster’s Place to the Lafayette Building in the centre of Dublin, more specifically 22-25 Westmoreland Street.