Wax Hands is a fun attraction at the National Wax Museum Plus. Located in the gift shop , Wax Hands give visitors a chance to have a copy of their own hand molded in Wax to take home & keep.
Your Own Hand Immortalised in Wax
Wax Hands are available in a variety of colours and can even be turned into a funky lamp. Prices start from €10
The Wax Master machine consists of 2 basins of cold water, a large pot of hot silicone Wax and 6 small pots of hot coloured wax. Essentially it is a dipping process where the visitor firstly selects the hands pose they desire, then dips the hand into cold water. This is followed by a dip into the hot wax After which a staff member wipes of the excess wax. This process is repeated 4 times. Next an air pocket is created between the hand and the Wax, allowing it to be slipped off, giving a cast of the hand. Its as simple as that ! This one of the most exciting things to do at the end of your tour!
The Wax is quite hot to begin with. It is like getting into a hot bath, but once the first layer of wax is on, it provides a protective layer, making your hand not feel as hot. Keep in mind you must keep your hand very still throughout the process.
Kids must be 5 years old or over to have their wax hand done.