The Wax Museum Surfers Paradise Queensland
Where is it at?
The Wax Museum
56 Ferny Ave
Surfers Paradise Queensland
Tel: 07 5538 3975
Where are we going today?
Have you ever wanted to come face to face with Captain Cook? Or perhaps today's Prime Minister? Maybe even Kylie Minogue!
At The Wax Museum you can meet all your favourite famous people who made history: Movie Stars, Scientists, Explorers, Villains and World Leaders. Each one is right in front of you, only they are made of wax! Have a look up close - can you see the startling realism? Amazing! They are also dressed in authentically reproduced costumes of their times to really capture the atmosphere!
The main exhibit - World In Wax - provides a series of snapshots of the people who have shaped (and continue to shape!) our lives.
Think you know your Australian History? It's a great game to play as you walk round, to see who you recognise and guess what they did! This exhibit also has dioramas of Nursery Rhymes, Replicas of the Crown Jewels and Fantasia Macabre, a unique and little seen collection of mythical characters from fiction like the spooky and mysterious Count Dracula, Frankenstein Monster, The Thing, The Zombie, The Werewolf and many other creatures from Legend, folklore and literature! Who are your favourites? Do you know their stories?
Assuming you're taking children beware The Chamber of Horrors! It is a grim, staggering record of Human Cruelty throughout the ages, much more affecting than one would expect from waxworks and with subject matter utterly unsuitable for kids under 10.
More spine chilling than fiction, is the only display of its kind in the world! If you have older kids though, it is certainly an exhibit that, next time they feel hard done by, will remind them that they don't have it so bad!
The Wax Museum is a fascinating day out for the family in Surfers Paradise, and one that will throw off your reality a bit when you meet your idols!
How much does it cost?
- Free Under: 3 years.
When can we go?
10am til late
Daily, except Anzac Day (Opens at 2pm) and closed all day Christmas Day.
They certainly take school groups, but you must have a minimum of 15 or more student, and make sure you book in advance!.
Need a little extra help?
The museum has wheelchair access available..
The museum is air conditioned, so if you want some respite from that hot summer sun, it's a perfect cool off! .
What people are saying?
by Alex Simpson
Unbelievable place! You can meet many famous people in one place. Really, very good implementation of wax figures, so you can take pictures with everyone, unfortunately they don't give you an autograph :D
Recommend this place, great entertainment and the figures, which looks extremely realistic.
by Adri Ber
This is Adriber I will always provide the best and honest reviews. Love this place. Lots and lots of famous people as figures. The customer service was great. Everyone was warm welcome with a smile. Great place to take some pictures. This is a must do in New York. As always I'm the firm believer of quality over quantity. This is my review and remember always look for adriber for the best and honest review.
by margaret rochford
Had a great time taking pictures with the wax figures. Most of them were spot on. I would go back again because they switch them often. Family fun time!
by Paul Santo
If you've never seen a wax figure up close you don't know what your missing. They look incredibly real. You keep waiting for it to blink. Great place.
by Karl H
Very interesting. Not a rip off at full price by any means. But... I learned as we left that you can work the folks at the door and get 50% off. Would have been even better at half price;)