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Miniature World

649 Humboldt St | Empress Hotel, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
+1 250-385-9731
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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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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

Wonderful place for history buffs of past wars as these displays are very good. The display showing the building of the railway through the Rockies is very good too. The best display is the Circus one that took 4 years to build and complete. Great...More

Thank lynr371
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

An intricate portrayal of the last century. A three ring circus, trains, world wars, doll houses, castles, and pastoral scenes. Delightful and of an interest to all ages.

Thank PhotofunJRD
Reviewed 1 week ago

I was reluctant to visit as I thought maybe it was more for children but NOT SO! This is one of the most interesting venues I have ever visited. So very different for everything is in miniature and so very complex with not one detail...More

Thank Teatuanui
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very interesting, good tourist attraction, fun for all ages. The miniature saw mill was an outstanding replica and actually functional. Doll houses and train ride from coast to coast and battle scenes were excellent.

Thank Stoess
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very cool to see, lots of displays, interesting and informative for young and old. Definitely not just for children!

Thank txnightowl
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Miniature World in Victoria is a great place to get familiar with Canadian history and Canadian society. You may see the miniature model of the Canadian homes, life styles, Indigenous people of Canada, Canadian Rail way and Canada before and during world war I &...More

Thank Keighobad E
Reviewed 3 November 2017

I was quite surprised at the work and detail that went into the miniature world. Walking into a space station out of Star Trek was a treat. Then continuing, various large scenes from the Civil War, America's Revolutionary War, Medival times, 19th century London and...More

Thank morgie55
Reviewed 30 October 2017

Who would have known such a place existed?! What incredible detail in all of the different sceneries. Spent a few hours here.

Thank Kenneth W
Reviewed 23 October 2017

As a model railroader, I have often been intrigued by miniature worlds, displays, etc. The displays here are amazing: battle scenes, city scenes, mountains, a huge circus display, and more. Some displays have things that operate. One of my favorites in the one of European...More

1  Thank srelei
Reviewed 22 October 2017

We took this trip to Victoria primarily for the Miniature World. My 6yr old loved it, of course like many other 6 yr olds loves Legos and building houses and cities. This was a very good source of inspiration for him. Every one of the...More

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Les B
31 October 2017|
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Response from newmexjags | Reviewed this property |
I would say 1 - 2 hours. My 6 year old grand daughter was fascinated!
Jared N
25 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
25 June 2017|
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Response from A S | Reviewed this property |
Sure, if they didn't change the rules .