- Lifestyle & Sports
- 01 Jun 17
Hot Press was on hand to catch the launch of the National Wax Museum Plus' new premises on Westmoreland St. Photos by Karl Leonard
James Lafayette was photographer to the Royals, and some of the figures here would’ve had their portraits taken here,” National Wax Museum Plus owner Patrick Dunning explains to a crowd of nodding media types.
Hot Press’ biggest kids are in the writers’ room of the iconic Lafayette building that sits between D’Olier Street and Westmoreland Street, where we have a view looking straight up O’Connell Street that’ll be even more iconic once the Luas works are finally complete.
Sharing the space are Brendan Behan, Patrick Kavanagh and Oscar Wilde - in waxwork form, having survived the move from the museum’s old premises on College Green. Mimosas in hand, we toast the brand-new gaff - an iconic, central spot for a museum full of icons central to Irish history.