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Count Orlok's Nightmare Gallery

217 Essex Street, Salem, MA 01970-7511
+1 978-740-0500
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Hidden gem, must see in Salem

If you're in the New England area or visiting, put Count Orlok's on your list of must sees. They... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Santa Monica, California
fun but short

museum of waxed horror villians, great variety and all my favs were there, only took 20 mins but it... read more

Reviewed 1 January 2018
Marie Renee B
Kingston, Ontario
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WE HAVE MOVED to 217 Essex Street in Salem! 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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  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
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217 Essex Street, Salem, MA 01970-7511
+1 978-740-0500
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Reviewed 5 days ago

If you're in the New England area or visiting, put Count Orlok's on your list of must sees. They have curated the most incredible collection of classic and modern day horror figures. The craftsmanship is movie studio quality and the design, layout and special plaques...More

Thank Samarasnoh
Reviewed 1 January 2018

museum of waxed horror villians, great variety and all my favs were there, only took 20 mins but it was enjoyable cant take pics :( but fun

Thank Marie Renee B
Reviewed 17 December 2017

I am an Avid Horror movie fan and this museum was great. I loved the fact that they had so many characters. Very neat and kind of spooky. My mom was really surprised by how many characters she actually knew of. The guy working was...More

Thank Margaret S
Reviewed 18 November 2017 via mobile

This was a fun little stop. The kids were scared as we explored the galley. There was lots of info on the props. Military discount was available which helped on cost.

Thank srmorgan516
Reviewed 14 November 2017

We kind of stumbled up on this place. We are both big horror movie fans so of course we had to go. The guy working there was nice, helpful, friendly. The displays are great! Lots of info about your favorite horror villains and they are...More

Thank Lynn W
Reviewed 6 November 2017

Count Orlok's Nightmare Gallery has been a stable in Salem for 10 years now. During most of the year it is a museum where guests can walk through and see scenes from horror movies. During October the museum closes at 2 and re opens at...More

1  Thank kmeddy
Reviewed 5 November 2017 via mobile

I visited Count Orlok’s Sunday, October 29, during our Halloween trip to Salem. This is my 4th visit, but I want to leave another review anyway because the gallery is always adding new monsters to their exhibits AND their staff is top notch. We were...More

Thank Amanda B
Reviewed 4 November 2017 via mobile

Seemed like an average shop. There was a line to get in during my visit in mid Oct, the front door attendant regularly reiterated no pics allowed inside, not sure why. Worth a look inside while in Salem.

Thank Chrvargas
Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

We bought tickets to this museum from an online site. When we arrived just after 2pm we were told the museum was closed and changing into a hsunted house. We did NOT want to visit a hsunted house, our children are too afraid. We explained...More

2  Thank lfuertes
Reviewed 28 October 2017 via mobile

From Nasferatu to Chucky and Saw. This collection covers it all. Many signed and original pieces with a Great representation of all parts of the horror movie genra. Creature from the black lagoon, Munsters, Legend, Lost Boys, It, Michael Myers, Freddy Krueger, Hellraiser, Elvira, Hannibal...More

Thank crowther1
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Tanya R
18 February 2018|
Response from Lorraine M | Reviewed this property |
what's the question?
Karen F
27 August 2017|
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Response from CountOrlok | Property representative |
Hello! Unfortunately we will not be open in February. You might ask the Visitors Center. They might have a better idea.
30 July 2017|
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Response from CountOrlok | Property representative |
Hello! Our March hours usually begin in the middle of March and we will be open Friday, Saturday 10am-6pm and Sunday 12-5pm Sorry for the late reply. Just saw this section. ;)