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Kids Loved It

We really liked this place. Kids loved painting their dolphin and mermaid. Great service even... read more

Reviewed 30 October 2018
Winston Salem, North Carolina
So cute!

Tiny little shop in a quiet street, all set up to make little girls (and big ones!)squeal with... read more

Reviewed 12 September 2018
Muffarah M
Fairfax, Virginia
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Have you admired the mermaid statues around Norfolk? Mermaid Factory offers handmade miniature Norfolk mermaid statues, pre-painted or that you can paint-your-own in our studio... the perfect souvenir of your visit to the Mermaid City! We also carry...more
919 W 21st St Ste A, Norfolk, VA 23517-1559
+1 757-233-0733
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Reviewed 30 October 2018

We really liked this place. Kids loved painting their dolphin and mermaid. Great service even though they had a full house as they were catering a young child's birthday party.

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank GracieRivera39
Reviewed 12 September 2018

Tiny little shop in a quiet street, all set up to make little girls (and big ones!)squeal with delight! It has tables set up for painting and decorating pre-made mermaid statues, which once finished get glued onto a stand and presented in a pretty box...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 10 July 2018

This was recommended by a friend (it was a date night for her and her husband). We decided to check it out with our 4 and 6 year old when a storm rolled in on us. Great time!!! Highly recommend, both for family and date...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank G0rdyH
Reviewed 29 May 2018

We were looking for a mermaid giftshop as mermaids are everywhere in this area. We had a few friends recomend going here. This does have a few gifts but is mainly set up for wine and painting, which I heard was very enjoyable but not...More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank ruby134
Reviewed 19 May 2018

I walked in and made a mermaid on my own and had a good time. Very relaxing. Staff\owner is very helpful and very nice.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank KAG724
Reviewed 9 May 2018

The store was small and cute, but being rated so high in the reviews left us a bit puzzled. Thought it would have more variety and carry more styles in wood and other materials. We did make purchases and enjoyed the locals painting their purchases,...More

Date of experience: May 2018
2  Thank tubtent6
Reviewed 31 March 2018 via mobile

This allows you to make a great souvenir from Norfolk or Virginia Beach by allowing you to create your own version of their iconic beachside monuments. The cost is $25 ( even if you do a to-go kit). The staff was very friendly and helpful....More

Date of experience: March 2018
2  Thank Devon B
Reviewed 8 January 2018 via mobile

Thank you Mermaid Winery for a delicious lunch in every way. Friendly staff, Ashton was very attentive and knowledgeable! Chef made a delightful wrap with a great presentation. The owner stopped by to connect. Falafel wrap and salad was delicious. Most lunches include wine selection!...More

Date of experience: January 2018
1  Thank jokayjul
Reviewed 3 January 2018

All materials are provided and you are off to the creative races! We did one mermaid and one dolphin. The mermaid fared better than the dolphin, but we still had a great time.

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank bboop617
Reviewed 13 December 2017

Went with our youngest daughters (10 and 12). Had a great time. And turns out they serve wine while doing the painting! Only downside is that they only offer two items for painting.

Date of experience: October 2017
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22 August 2016|
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Response from 919A_Mermaid_Factory | Property representative |
Phyllis, I apologize for not responding to your question sooner! A painting session includes mermaid or dolphin, all paint and glitter, and two glasses of wine for $25. Other embellishments such as shells, tulle, charms... More