Yoda Guy Movie Exhibit
Yoda Guy Movie Exhibit
4.5
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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  • Liron B
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Unforgettable Experience
    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.
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written December 28, 2023
  • Passport41833378121
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Wow! You made my husband’s day, Nick!
    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
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written January 30, 2024
  • NorthumberlandJulie
    Cramlington, United Kingdom25 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Hidden treasure of movie magic
    If you love movies you will love this place. So many amazing exhibits that are the real deal. Nick was so lovely and generous with his time. 1 Street back from where the water taxis drop you off, you can't miss it. Bought an original script piece from POTC, and it got back to the UK in perfect condition following Nick's advice, thank you!!🤩
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written March 29, 2024
  • xjamaz
    Aalten, The Netherlands2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Such an amazing museum. The best one I have every visited.
    I remember when I used to live in SXM that I went there so often with my brother. You are amazing! Such a nice guy. And the museum is very amazing. I recognized everything from all kinds of movies. I recommend taking a visit when you’re in Sint Maarten. The date is not accurate. I lived in SXM from 2010 till 2016. In that time I used to visit when I was near by.
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written April 24, 2024
  • Benjamin B
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The Force was with me but with Nick Maley the MOST!
    Easily the most awesome experience any Star Wars fan will ever have on a vacation in paradise! Awesome for any movie fan! Can't believe I got lucky & stumbled across this place while on a trip I won at work. I was captivated by all the props & behind the scenes pieces Nick Maley has, as I was by all the actors he's worked with & films he's worked on, not the least of which the original STAR WARS trilogy films!!! I even got to purchase a piece of Star Wars film history for my personal collection, which is proudly displayed. Can't recommend this place enough for any movie fans, especially (but not limited to) Star Wars fans.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled on business
    Written May 20, 2024
  • Chris C
    9 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Something new for even the most die hard Star Wars fan
    Absolutely a must visit for any Star Wars fan and so much more. One of a kind displays, beautiful movie props from franchise other than just Star Wars but obviously focused on the Galaxy Far, Far Away. The owner helped create so many amazing memories and I honestly couldn’t stop smiling. The tour takes from half an hour to an hour but I could have spent all day in this once in a life time exhibit!
    Visited May 2024
    Travelled solo
    Written May 20, 2024
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Chris C
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Solo
Absolutely a must visit for any Star Wars fan and so much more. One of a kind displays, beautiful movie props from franchise other than just Star Wars but obviously focused on the Galaxy Far, Far Away. The owner helped create so many amazing memories and I honestly couldn’t stop smiling. The tour takes from half an hour to an hour but I could have spent all day in this once in a life time exhibit!
Written May 20, 2024
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Benjamin B
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Business
Easily the most awesome experience any Star Wars fan will ever have on a vacation in paradise! Awesome for any movie fan! Can't believe I got lucky & stumbled across this place while on a trip I won at work. I was captivated by all the props & behind the scenes pieces Nick Maley has, as I was by all the actors he's worked with & films he's worked on, not the least of which the original STAR WARS trilogy films!!! I even got to purchase a piece of Star Wars film history for my personal collection, which is proudly displayed. Can't recommend this place enough for any movie fans, especially (but not limited to) Star Wars fans.
Written May 20, 2024
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Karen B
Minato, Japan27 contributions
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I can not express the thrill of seeing one of a kind and original memorabilia from my favorite movies. The experience is made even more authentic and memorable with getting to meet and speak with a real icon, Nick Maley. He is extremely personable and truly a joy to speak with. He answered questions and gave his personal opinions. I was able to purchase a gorgeous piece of his art work and my friend came away with a page of original script used in the filming. Mr Maley put me at ease even though I was totally star struck. Thank you sir for this amazing experience and I hope many more people come and see this great tribute to Yoda.
Written May 17, 2024
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Emily K
Greensboro, NC3 contributions
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Always a good time talking with Nick. Lots of insider knowledge of Star Wars and one of a kind things to purchase for the stars wars fan. My 5year old even liked it. Got to take a picture and get an autograph. Lots of things besides star wars as well lie MIB and terminator and harry and the hendersons
Written May 16, 2024
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Northwood, NH5 contributions
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May 2024 • Family
We had amazing time visiting The Yoda Guy Movie Exhibit in Phillipsburg Sint Maarten. We were greeted by Nick Maley himself when we walked in the door. It was an amazing experience get to meet a legend in person. He walked us through his exhibit, then let us explore on our own. He had so many original movie props and artifacts from the original Star Wars movies, along with his other projects he worked on. Nick even took the time to take a few photos with us. I will be visiting again for sure.
Written May 7, 2024
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xjamaz
Aalten, The Netherlands2 contributions
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May 2023 • Family
I remember when I used to live in SXM that I went there so often with my brother. You are amazing! Such a nice guy. And the museum is very amazing. I recognized everything from all kinds of movies. I recommend taking a visit when you’re in Sint Maarten.

The date is not accurate. I lived in SXM from 2010 till 2016. In that time I used to visit when I was near by.
Written April 24, 2024
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Suedrs
Becker, MN140 contributions
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A huge amount of info about the making of the Star Wars movies, everything from contract negotiations to script writing, story boards and the development and construction of the characters mask, costumes etc. Nick, the owner/artist was there to explain the areas of the very compact museum which includes a small gallery of memorabilia and original artwork. We did not allow enough time, lots of reading, but enough visual detail to keep non readers interested. Admission March 2024 was $20USD
Written April 10, 2024
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NorthumberlandJulie
Cramlington, UK25 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
If you love movies you will love this place. So many amazing exhibits that are the real deal. Nick was so lovely and generous with his time. 1 Street back from where the water taxis drop you off, you can't miss it. Bought an original script piece from POTC, and it got back to the UK in perfect condition following Nick's advice, thank you!!🤩
Written March 29, 2024
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Sameen D
Columbus, OH14 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
I didn't have a lot of expectations going into the exhibit, but my husband and I both had an absolute BLAST! Nick was there and he is just the nicest guy and so generous with his time. He explained the exhibit to us and shared a lot of personal stories which I really enjoyed. He's such a talented artist that we bought a painting to take home with us. I also think the proceeds go to his nonprofit to uplift other artists which we loved.

You don't have to love Star Wars to enjoy this exhibit, but it does help. If you like movies in general and have ever thought about the mechanics behind them, you will love this exhibit! :)
Written March 28, 2024
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Jenny C
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
So thankful while on the Iconic ICON OF THE SEAS cruise our first stop in St. Maarten it was mentioned this hidden treasure a must see. So glad we had the extra time to stop in. My husband and I had such a memorable experience walking through this museum.
The most random museum to find in a Caribbean capital. The owner, Nick Maley and his wife were there and he signed a book and a piece of his works for my husband and son! Great place to see memorabilia and things from the movies that he has worked on - so inspirational.
There is a substantial collection of history and movie memorabilia in both the shop and museum. As mentioned in other posts the collection covers Nick's varied and illustrious career on Star Wars and beyond including Lifeforce and Krull. This is a must see for everyone young and old!
Written February 18, 2024
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