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Miniature World

649 Humboldt St | Empress Hotel, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
+1 250-385-9731
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Vancouver to Victoria and Butchart Gardens Tour by Bus
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Unique Tourist Attraction in Victoria, British Columbia. Located in the famous Empress Hotel. Awarded the Certificate of Excellence by TripAdvisor! Over 85 miniaturized dioramas. Further adventures, tiny treasures and little pleasures await all who continue into Frontier Land, Fantasy Land, The Great Canadian Railway,The Fields of Glory, Space 2201, Circus World,The Enchanted Valley of Castles, Old London Town of 1670 & The World of Dollhouses. Special effects in lighting, sound and animation are added to create this miniaturized extravaganza that continues to thrill and delight the young and young at heart! Our latest and greatest creation, "King Arthur's Camelot" is now open, adding 11 new exhibits to our existing collection.
  • Excellent51%
  • Very good36%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 21:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
649 Humboldt St | Empress Hotel, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
+1 250-385-9731
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Miniature World is really made up of something like 85 dioramas of various events, places and settings. As a former modeler myself, it was an extreme pleasure viewing some of the best works I have ever seen among this collection. The one that portrayed a...More

Thank SirHoot
Reviewed 3 days ago

History & literature recreated in miniature, as well as exceptional doll houses donated by their makers. Labors of love, this little gem would be of interest to anyone who is charmed by seeing the world on a micro level. A little tired in spots, but...More

Thank Mickey G
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is definately a "must" to put on your itinerary if you are visiting Victoria. Amazing detail in the displays which are of interest to all ages. Great historical information. Our nephew who is seven years of age went around the displays twice.More

Thank Michael J
Management response:Responded 6 days ago

Your review is much appreciated! Miniature World has something for everyone, children and adults alike. Our 85 dioramas have been crafted by more than 30 different contributing artists, who have invested many hours of time and dedication to create these incredibly detailed works of art....More

Reviewed 1 week ago

I wondered how much time was spent on all the details. One exhibit they did say took 4 years to complete. A really good variety of subjects to see. My husbands favorite was the war scenes.

Thank Marie W
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is fantastic, especially good for kids. The miniatures here are so full of life, and the craftsmanship on these models are amazing. I would give this place a recommendation as long as you enjoy looking at quirky, but charming things.More

Thank Kenttravel1
Management response:Responded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review! Miniature World has something for people of all ages, but yes, children love the displays. Over 30 different artists have contributed over 85 miniature dioramas over the years, and the time and dedication they have put into the details is...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We brought our 4 year old twins, and it was magical to them- and me. Expect to spend about 1-1.5 hours there. The city, circus, war and dollhouse windows were my favorite. The details in the scenes are very impressive. Although the place feels very...More

Thank Reshma D
Management response:Responded 1 week ago

Miniature World has been an institution in Victoria for more than 46 years! Since opening in 1971 with only 9 dioramas, 30 different artists have contributed their work to our exhibit and we now have over 85 wonderful displays. We are so glad that you...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The details in the displays are stunning! The themes are varied so it appeals to those who like history (the railway is awesome), fairy tales, doll houses, and circuses. The air conditioning was excellent on a hot dayMore

Thank lionlooksright
Management response:Responded 1 week ago

We appreciate your review. There is certainly something for everyone to enjoy here at Miniature World, and we love that you found some favorites of your own! Yes, the details in each display are fabulous. Mostly everything is hand-made, and you can imagine the dedication...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We just loved going thru miniature world. The workmanship and displays are just fabulous. Would recommend to anyone.More

Thank O2920CXlindas
Management response:Responded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for your visit to our 'Greatest Little Show on Earth'! The artists that have contributed to our exhibition have dedicated many hours to their work, and we truly appreciate your compliment. We are glad you enjoyed your trip to Miniature World...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to this museum, because of my little brother who is 6 years old, but we never imagined it was going to be this amazing! They have different exhibits from sci-fi to world history. It's incredible how arists tell a story with such miniature...More

Thank pauzrcmx
Management response:Responded 1 week ago

Hello, and thank you for your wonderful review! Miniature World has a wide range of exhibits that often exceed our guests expectations. People of all ages always find something to enjoy inside! We are so happy you and your family enjoyed your visit, and welcome...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took our grandchildren (5-8yrs) to Miniature World, and were very pleasantly surprised at how extensive and varied the displays were, and that there were many interactive aspects which engaged the youngsters ever more. Many of the installations had moving parts, and ranged widely (Canadiana,...More

Thank Danylo46
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Jared N
26 June 2017|
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Response from Heather L | Property representative |
Yes, we encourage all visitors to bring their cameras and take as many photos as they wish! :)
Jared N
26 June 2017|
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Response from A S | Reviewed this property |
Sure, if they didn't change the rules .
Lisa G
10 February 2016|
Response from junebugvic | Reviewed this property |
No, not really. It might be accessible with a walker or wheelchair, but the aisles inside are quite narrow and it would be difficult. A scooter would be impossible. I would email them to find out for sure.