Wax museums often have a special section dubbed the chamber of horrors in which the more grisly exhibits are displayed.
One of the most popular wax museums in the United States for decades was The Movieland Wax Museum in Buena Park, California, near Knott's Berry Farm. The museum opened in 1962 and through the years added many wax figures of famous show business figures. Several stars attended the unveilings of the wax incarnations. The museum closed its doors on October 31, 2005, after years of dwindling attendance.
Another popular wax museum is the Musee Conti Wax Museum in New Orleans, Louisiana, which features wax figures portraying the city's history as well as a "Haunted Dungeon" section of wax figures of famous characters from horror films and literature. Another popular wax museum in the U.S. is the Wax Museum at Fisherman's Wharf in San Francisco, California.
There was also a Dublin National Wax Museum in Ireland. This wax museum hosted well over a hundred figures and for many years has had only one sculptor, PJ Heraty. This museum has now closed but there are plans to find a new location for it. PJ still produces figures even under these circumstances.