Yoda Guy Movie Exhibit
Yoda Guy Movie Exhibit
4.5
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
About
The Yoda Guy Movie Exhibit, nestled amongst Front Street's duty free jewelry stores, is possibly the most surprising enterprise in the Caribbean. Who would expect to find Darth Vader, Pinhead from HELLRAISER and Riddley Scott's ALIEN in St Maarten? But this unprecedented showcase has that and a whole lot more. There are displays that span six decades of movie making, relics from THE TERMINATOR, MEN IN BLACK and even THE MALTISE FALCAN. There's also an incredible collection of lifecasts, the actual faces of Hollywood stars, From Bogart & Brando, though Sean Connery & Jack Nicholson to Michael Jackson, Johnny Depp & Angelina Jolle. The collection is extended to include famous historical figures too… the actual faces of Abraham Lincoln, (cast 3 months before his assassination), Benjamin Franklin and George Washington, (cast in. 1778 and 1783 respectively by french sculptor Jean Antoine Houden), and death masks of both Oliver Cromwell, (1658) and Vladimir Lenin (1924). The Exhibit is the brainchild of Hollywood creature effects wizard Nick Maley, known as "that Yoda Guy" for his contribution to the creation of Yoda for the STAR WARS sagas. If you don't know who Nick is, just google his name. He made over 50 movies, including SUPERMAN, HIGHLANDER, KRULL & LIFEFORCE, worked with Hollywood legends like Sean Connery, Sir Anthony Hopkins and Harrison Ford, (you will see them all in the exhibit), was featured in CINEMAX and HBO specials, won a place in THE GUINNESS BOOK OF WORLD RECORDS and was nominated for an EMMY. Nick shares his professional perspective on the making of famous movies via DVD and, if you are lucky enough to find him there, he will dedicate purchases from the Yoda Guy Shop and do photos with customers. The Shop sells signed movie memorabilia, posters, antique STAR WARS comics, behind the scene photos and storyboards… unique autographed slices of STAR WARS history that become a legacy to pass on through the family. There's also Nick's celebrated Caribbean artwork, (exhibited in galleries in 18 countries and toured the world with UNESCO. Nick and his wife Gloria have created the Yoda Guy Movie Museum Foundation, a not for profit group to oversee the Exhibit's development. Don't miss this once in a lifetime opportunity to support the museum and visit a STAR WARS celebrity. It is recommended on all major cruise lines as a MUST SEE for art and movie fans.
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sharkkky
Brantford, Canada232 contributions
Dec 2019 • Family
Our family are huge Star Wars fans so this was a must do for us. The museum has a lot of great Star Wars memorabilia which is unique and cool. There are many other movie memorabilia from other movies Nick worked on. It was super fun, exciting and interesting. Fortunately for us Nick was in the museum that day ( which I hear he often is). He took the time to speak to my teenagers and he was inspirational. He truly made an impact on my children which was more valuable then anything in the museum. A day that my kids will never forget. Thank you Nick!
Written January 6, 2020
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you are welcome. See you next time
Written January 7, 2020
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Peggy H
Detroit, MI16 contributions
Dec 2021
We stumbled upon this unique place waiting for the rain to stop. So glad we did. The museum was full of Star Wars movie and other great movie memorabilia from photos to sculptures....a great way to spend a couple hours. At the end we purchased a couple of photos and then we had an opportunity to meet & greet with the owner/artist.....THAT YODA GUY!!!
Written January 2, 2022
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So glad you had a good time.
Written January 4, 2022
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Phoenix
New York City, NY133 contributions
Feb 2022
Love this museum run by Nick Maley. He takes the time to answer our questions and give us a bit of backstory behind the Star Wars series. And its not the same thing every year. He added updates and freshens it up, so now there are videos, new insight on the new Mandalorian and Boba Fest series. Lastly, he is a truly positive gem for the youth. I want to learn more about his Follow your Star Foundation.
Written February 27, 2022
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I struggled through negativity to achieve my modest impact on life and aim to be a positive voice in a largely pessimistic world. THANKS for your support
Written March 11, 2022
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Liron B
1 contribution
Dec 2023 • Family
This was truly a beyond incredible experience! We actually got to meet Mr. Maley and the museum itself has so many wonderful things. It’s perfect for any science fiction lover and is a hidden gem. I’d recommend it to anyone and everyone.
Written December 28, 2023
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Passport41833378121
3 contributions
Jan 2024 • Couples
My husband, Scott’s dream come true!! Nick is the consummate host. Warm, genuine, gracious and happy to give of his time for questions, pictures, autographs! Thank you Nick for making this a highlight of our trip! We can’t wish to give our daughter’s boyfriend his birthday present..

I enjoyed seeing the nostalgia and memorabilia from other movies and to learn more about Nick’s career and many talents. All the best, Nick. Hope to see you again.

Thanks from Heather & Scott from the NC coast
Written January 30, 2024
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sjanderson6
Anaheim, California124 contributions
Jun 2021
We thoroughly enjoyed our visit. We bought a signed drawing for ourselves and went back another day to buy one for a relative. He is humble and open to talk to despite busily working when no one is there. Go check it out!
Written June 11, 2021
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Thanks for stopping by.
Written June 13, 2021
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Mónica M
Bronx, NY1,154 contributions
Feb 2020 • Solo
I’m a bit familiar with Star Wars characters but haven’t watched the movies. Figured I would go in to take pictures for friends. I was surprised to see that there are additional exhibits which are not Star Wars related. Found it all interesting. Nick Maley, the owner was very nice and I was able to get a picture with him.

Written February 13, 2020
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Hope to see you again
Written June 13, 2021
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Josh C
5 contributions
Dec 2015 • Couples
I have no idea why this place is so well reviewed. I am a Star Wars fan of average nerdiness. I do not have extensive knowledge of Star Wars trivia so I thought this would be cool. It is mostly a collection of stuff this gentleman has collected or bought over the years displayed in a tiny hallway above Front St. He now lives off of these items and charges $10 to walk through and see his stuff. Many of the things in the "museum" are not even from movies he worked on.

To give you a flavor of the place, when we walked in there was a mother and child purchasing some print from a Star Wars movie. The young girl asked if he would sign her plastic bag. He explained that he normally charges $35 for a signature and that he would not.
Written December 21, 2015
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I have no idea what this reviewer expected BUT his review includes several misleading statements. (i) The museum is a NON PROFIT TRYING TO ENCOURAGE YOUTHS TO FOLLOW THEIR DREAMS AND LIVE EXCEPTIONAL LIVES. So the statement that "He now lives off of these items" is not only untrue, it is also extremely uncharitable. (ii) The museum must find $11,000 every 30 days to break even. Most of that comes from autographed items. So naturally we can't give away autographs for free. However I spend several minutes with the kids that come in talking to them about striving to be exceptional in the hope of uplifting there lives. I wonder if the reviewer would dedicate 8 hours a day, 6 days a week to doing the same thing ? (iii) The "tiny hallway" snakes through several rooms over 1000 square feet. It houses relics that span six decades of movie making... items relating to the making of STAR WARS, SUPERMAN, HIGHLANDER, ALIEN, TERMINATOR, MIB, KRULL, LIFEFORCE, DVDs discussing the items in the collection, Pinhead from HELLRAISER, even THE MALTISE FALCAN from 1941 and NEWLY INSTALLED HOLOGRAM of actor Dave Prowse talking about playing the part of Darth Vader and myself talking about the Mos Eisley Cantina and Superman. We have Greedo, a Duro, Snaggletooth and Han Solo in Carbonite. Additionally our collection of life casts is massive. It includes the actual faces of Bogart & Brando, James Dean & Gregory Peck, Sean Connery & Jack Nicholson, Michael Jackson, Johnny Depp, Angelina Jolle, Sir Anthony Hopkins, Harrison Ford, Bela Lugosi, Boris Karloff and 50 others. Our historical life casts include... Abraham Lincoln, (lifecast 3 months before his assassination in 1865), Benjamin Franklin and George Washington, and that death mask of Oliver Cromwell, (1658). With all this stuff, how small can it be??? (iv) This is a MOVIE museum. Not a Nick Maley museum. So of course we have items from movies my friends and associates made that I did not. What is wrong with that??? (v) While he is grouching about the cost, perhaps the reviewer should consider that this is the only place WORLDWIDE where visitors can talk to a Star Wars Celebrity without FIRST paying to get into a convention and then paying for an autograph and then queuing for half an hour. (vi) Within the museum shop we have ORIGINAL SCRIPT PAGES with accompanying hand signed autographs by Mark Hamill (Luke), Carrie Fisher (Leia), Frank Oz (Yoda), Dave Prowse (Darth Vader), Jeremy Bulloch (Boba Fett), Peter Mayhew (Chewbacca) or Kenny Baker (Artoo). Lucasfilm only made 65 copies a third of a century ago! Finally when this cynical reviewer says "I have no idea why this place is so well reviewed" perhaps he should read 430+ 5 stars postings by other reviewers. I am sure that TripAdvisor readers are smart enough to decide if this visitor could be right and the hundreds of others are wrong!
Written December 23, 2015
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Lou P
Lenexa, KS11 contributions
Jul 2014 • Friends
We had read so many good things about this exhibit that we wanted to see it. We walked in and upstairs to see if anyone was there. Apparently, we entered an area that was off limits, without paying an entrance fee. At that point, the Yoda Guy got up from his seat somewhere, to ask what we were doing and to tell us that we had to pay to go into the museum. We felt like children being reprimanded for simply trying to locate a person in the museum/store. We decided that we would spend our time and money elsewhere, where we felt more welcome.
Written July 28, 2014
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This reviewer fails to mention that to get into the museum he had to open a gate which had a sign saying PLEASE DO NOT ENTER in letters 4 inches high and one inch high "ask for access". It is impossible to miss this sign. I don't think it is unreasonable to question people who deliberately ignore procedures.
Written July 30, 2014
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AmbieE
Gahanna, OH170 contributions
Nov 2015 • Couples
Not much here except a few movie props and script pages. Even my husband, who is an avid Star Wars fan, was disappointed.
Written December 2, 2015
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You would think that this reviewer might have wondered why her review was so contrary to the 430+ reviewers who gave us 5 stars. The readers will have to decide if this visitor could be right and the hundreds of others are all wrong! The reason seems clear enough. It is VERY likely that this reviewer DID NOT ENTER THE PAID MUSEUM SECTION AT ALL, but was instead in the adjacent museum shop which visitors enter for free. In other words, she wrote a review for entirely the wrong place. Otherwise she would have to be blind to not notice the museum's relics that span six decades of movie making... items used during the making of STAR WARS, SUPERMAN, HIGHLANDER, ALIEN, TERMINATOR, MIB, KRULL, LIFEFORCE, DVDs discussing the items in the collection, Pinhead from HELLRAISER, even THE MALTISE FALCAN from 1941 and NEWLY INSTALLED HOLOGRAM of actor Dave Prowse talking about playing the part of Darth Vader. Additionally our collection of life casts is massive and includes the actual faces of Bogart & Brando, James Dean & Gregory Peck, Sean Connery & Jack Nicholson, Michael Jackson, Johnny Depp, Angelina Jolle, Sir Anthony Hopkins, Harrison Ford, Bela Lugosi, Boris Karloff and 50 others. Somehow she missed our historical life casts too... Abraham Lincoln, (lifecast 3 months before his assassination in 1865), Benjamin Franklin and George Washington, and that death mask of Oliver Cromwell, (1658). We are a NON PROFIT TRYING TO ENCOURAGE YOUTHS TO FOLLOW THEIR DREAMS AND LIVE EXCEPTIONAL LIVES. So it seems somewhat uncharitable for this reviewer to rashly describe us as a "tourist trap". Even within the shop, the script she refers to so derisively are ORIGINALS hand signed by Mark Hamill (Luke), Carrie Fisher (Leia), Frank Oz (Yoda), Dave Prowse (Darth Vader), Jeremy Bulloch (Boba Fett), Peter Mayhew (Chewbacca) or Kenny Baker (Artoo). Lucasfilm only made 65 copies a third of a century ago! Clearly this lady did not know what she and her husband were looking at. Nor did she realize that she was NOT in the museum which she later wrote this review for.
Written December 4, 2015
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