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Count Orlok's Nightmare Gallery

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Address: 285 Derby St, Salem, MA 01970
Phone Number: +1 978-740-0500
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This cinematic Monster museum is dedicated to all those who have...

This cinematic Monster museum is dedicated to all those who have entertained us in the world of Horror, Fantasy and Sci-Fi! Actors, directors and special effects wizards of the past and present are all honored here with over 60 life-sized realistic recreations of the horror's genre's most memorable characters. With NEW yearly additions it is safe for all. During OCTOBER, the monsters come to life making Count Orlok's Nightmare Gallery Salem's Scariest Haunted house but during the rest of the year, the monsters are quite calm and won't move at all. See you soon!!! Be sure to CHECK OUR CALENDAR on our site for times to best enjoy your visit!

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My fam was very impressed with this museum. Figures are incredibly well done and scary! A must see in Salem. We will be returning this year!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 weeks ago
Sarah H
Kitchener, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Im not a fan of scary themes, but it was interesting to see the variety of merchandise that was being sold in this place.

Thank jerseyjean25
Kitchener, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

My fam was very impressed with this museum. Figures are incredibly well done and scary! A must see in Salem. We will be returning this year!

Thank Sarah H
Needham, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

We had our two teenage grandchildren with us for two days and needed some places to go that would interest them other than an arcade! We read great reviews of this place and decided to try it. It is really a fun activity and the boys did enjoy it. The displays are based on real characters. That adds a meaningful... More 

Thank Rick02492
Salem, Massachusetts
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7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

Doesn't look like much on the outside, but definitely give this place a chance. They have some of the best wax movie monsters I've ever seen and lots of interesting info about each one. Take the time to really enjoy it because it's on the small side, but well worth the price of a ticket. If you're a local and... More 

Thank Charlo916
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2015

My best friend is a big horror movie buff, so on a day trip to Salem, I thought she'd really enjoy this and she did! I even enjoyed it and I don't like horror movies. The wax figures are so exceptionally well done. It's definitely a must see if you're in Salem. We read all the plaques, so probably took... More 

Thank Auntie-Christy
Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2015

Don't pass this one buy if you are a horror movie buff. The wax figures were so realistic, and there are so many. This is a museum that is a must see when visiting Salem! Be sure to look all around, there are things EVERYWHERE!

Thank dia4229
Utica, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015

On Halloween night the line was long (as to be expected) for the haunted house version (evening version) of the wax museum. We went the next day around 1pm and it was pretty dead which I liked because it gave us our space to move around and take our time looking and reading about the different pieces of work. Everything... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015

Incredible museum of movie monsters. I visit Count Orloks every time I go to Salem. Highly recommended,

Thank Robert G
Kissimmee, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015

The wax pieces in this "haunted house" are superb. As someone who strictly watches horror films they look life like. Its name packed in the house and not with just the normal ones. It was very cool to see some from lesser known movies too. Loved walking through there and reading all the plaques. Just stunning

Thank Caitlin D
Lynchburg, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

The outside of the museum is Meh.. but once you walk in.. You are all in!! It's done so well that you might even get a little jumpy while walking around. They have creepy music playing and the monsters look so real. It's about a hour of your time and worth a visit.

Thank Coastermonkey

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