Tom Devlin's Monster Museum is a gallery and shop offering costumes, masks, makeup, and collectibles and is dedicated to the preservation of special effects makeup, its art, and its history. The gallery showcases everything from full creature suits and props to makeup prosthetics and custom monster pieces from the history of motion pictures.

The museum is owned and curated by noted special effects makeup artist Tom Devlin and brings a bit of Halloween to any day of the year. Here you can explore the history of makeup effects and see some of the freakiest practical effects in film history up close.

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Highlights of Tom Devlin's Monster Museum

Most people come to Tom Devlin's Monster Museum for the quirky and unusual collection of special effects spanning horror film history. Here you can find complete monster suits, animatronics, makeup prosthetics, costumes, props, and documents from throughout motion picture history. 

It doesn't end at the museum, however. You can also head to the store where you can buy your own makeup effects kits, masks, costumes, T-shirts, and gifts. People who want the full experience can book the R.I.P. Experience Hearse Tour that includes pickup and dropoff in a custom hearse and a private tour of the collection guided by Devlin himself.

Good to know about Tom Devlin's Monster Museum

Tom Devlin's Monster Museum is family-friendly, and kids get discounted admission, with those under 5 getting in free. The museum only takes about a half-hour to go through. You can buy tickets online or at the museum door. Refunds require a 24-hour notice. 

It's located in Boulder City, about a half-hour from the Las Vegas Strip, which makes the R.I.P. tour an attractive option. The venue is wheelchair accessible, so people with disabilities can enjoy the attraction as well. The venue is not pet-friendly except for service animals, so it's a good idea to leave Fido at home.

Tom Devlin's Monster Museum in Las Vegas

Location: 1310 Boulder City Pkwy, Boulder City, NV 89005, USA

Open: Daily from 10 am to 6 pm

Phone: +1 702-294-1313