We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Yoda Guy Movie Exhibit

Front Street 19a | Planet Paradise, Philipsburg, St Martin / St Maarten
+1 721-542-4009
Website
Save
Book In Advance
More Info
US$12.00*
and up
Yoda Guy Movie Exhibit Tour in St Maarten
Why Book on TripAdvisor?
  • Tour highlights & full itinerary
  • Easy online booking
  • Lowest price guaranteed
More Information ›
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Overview
More
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.
  • Excellent75%
  • Very good19%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“star wars” (438 reviews)
“nick maley” (132 reviews)
“his wife” (75 reviews)
LOCATION
Front Street 19a | Planet Paradise, Philipsburg, St Martin / St Maarten
CONTACT
Website
+1 721-542-4009
Write a Review
Reviews (852)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More languages

1 - 10 of 796 reviews

Reviewed 8 September 2017

saw an ad on the cruise ship port map and decided to take a look boy what a hidden treasure if you are a SCI_FI / star wars geek TONS and TONS of awesome movie props and memorabilia video story boards throughout the tour and...More

Thank Zimco01
Reviewed 7 September 2017

It was a wonderful experience. My son was surprised and loved all the movie memorabilia. He even got to speak with Nick Maley! He left with some pics and a signed poster, he was a very, very happy 14 year old! It was an experience...More

Thank saintderby02
Reviewed 1 September 2017

Got to meet the Yoda Guy, Nick, himself! He gave some good advice to my sons! A lot of info and memories of Star Wars and other movies. If you buy enough items, you get into the exhibit.

Thank Michelle G
Reviewed 30 August 2017 via mobile

First please understand this is a non-profit museum and not something designed by Disney. With that in mind it is an amazing shrine to Star Wars and other movies that Nick Maley has worked on or has admired. Seeing some of the creature design, namely...More

Thank Udeus
Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

Nick, the Yoda Guy himself, was so nice. He was giving pep talks to the kids and was really nice to everyone. He has some really cool and unique stuff to look at and buy if you're a Star Wars fan.

Thank Ellen28
Reviewed 17 August 2017

This is such a little unexpected gem in St Maarten. Especially for those Star Wars fans, this is a must. We were able to get out of the heat for a moment and relish in some cool Star Wars paraphernalia. Definitely check it out.

Thank Brooke S
Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

We just stopped in the store to review the items for sale and were surprised to find Nick and his wife there, chatting up the customers. They were both very nice, and Nick had some interesting stories to tell. We did not tour the museum,...More

Thank TheTravellinDan
Reviewed 15 August 2017

I did not expect to met one of the creators/designers of Joda when I woke up in Philipsberg, St Maarten. Avoid the water taxi and walk the short distance to the town centre and on Front Street you will pass this niche attraction. Its free...More

Thank Stuart_Away_Again
YodaGuy, Owner at Yoda Guy Movie Exhibit, responded to this reviewResponded 17 August 2017

See you when you come back to us

Reviewed 8 August 2017

If you dig Star Wars, along with other effects-based movies, this place is worth a walk-through. Cool videos and memorabilia. The owner was there and answered our questions and was a really nice guy.

Thank ElieDC
Reviewed 4 August 2017 via mobile

The proprietor here has worked on dozens of movies and had a hand in creating characters for Star Wars, Empire Strikes Back, Men in Black and many others. He had a hand in creating YODA and many of his creations are on display in a...More

Thank shasta2088
Nearby
Sponsored by:
Nearby Restaurants
Lazy Lizard Beach Bar & Grill
943 reviews
.08 km away
Gelateria Milano
251 reviews
.07 km away
Chesterfield's
953 reviews
.48 km away
Dirty Sanchez Crew Bar
267 reviews
.17 km away
Nearby Attractions
Old Street
258 reviews
.17 km away
Saint Martin of Tours Church
122 reviews
.27 km away
St. Maarten Museum
94 reviews
.08 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
18 November 2016|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
Response from YodaGuy | Property representative |
On weekdays when a ship is in 9.30 am - 5.00 pm On Saturdays usually 10.30-4.00 On Sundays only occasionally open 10.30-4.00
0
Votes
GrumpyandtheOldLady
1 October 2016|
AnswerShow all 5 answers
Response from YodaGuy | Property representative |
The charge on Viator includes their commission But it more or less evens out across the board. Entance into the shop area is free and the fee is for the museum
1
Vote
Labpyra
17 August 2016|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from Joelzr1 | Reviewed this property |
I have visited that Yoda Guy several times and it has always been open. Don't hesitate to speak with Nick and his wife, they are very friendly and engaging. He has a lot of funny stories about Hollywood and some of the... More
0
Votes