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Miniature World

649 Humboldt St | Empress Hotel, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 1A6, 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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Hours Today: 9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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649 Humboldt St | Empress Hotel, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 1A6, Canada
Downtown
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+1 250-385-9731
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"doll houses"
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"king arthur"
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"battle scenes"
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"all ages"
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"historical events"
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"moving parts"
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"interactive buttons"
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"world war"
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"great for kids"
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"rainy day"
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"take your time"
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"kids and adults"
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"empress hotel"
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We visited this on a rainy day. It was $16 and around the corner from thr Empress hotel. There were various scenes such as London, WWII, the Wild West, Camelot, Fairybook land, etc. Each scene had much attention to detail and was well done. Some...More

Thank angeleyes27
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Miniature World W, Supervisor at Miniature World, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank You for your kind review! We hope to see you again soon!

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Reviewed 6 days ago

So NEAT! Such a nice surprise. The first section (the sci-fi, space section) was our favorite...clever display and story. The other parts were fantastic too. The circus! Wow! Fun for all ages.

Thank eck1979
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Miniature World W, Supervisor at Miniature World, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank You for your kind review! The Wonderful World of the Circus exhibit is certainly one of our favourites, as it features a cast of over 10,000 hand painted people, a midway, and the big top! So many little details for everyone to enjoy.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is far more than you would expect from this kind of things and we were impressed with the displays and the amount of detail that have gone into the models. The information given out along the way was interesting and informative.

Thank Mr&MrsAdventure
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Reviewed 1 week ago

What a delight! Some displays moved. Some displays lit up. The circus, fairy tale and WWI displays were really good. Free post cards, as well.

Thank Betty B
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The quality of the exhibits of these miniatures was amazing! Most of them were very good and some made it look very realistic. There was some duplication of themes, but overall, we enjoyed this museum.

2  Thank SUE H
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went here for a visit with the kids since it looked family friendly. It’s a self guided experience with a TON of miniature worlds. I can’t imagne how much time they took to put together! The kids liked pushing the buttons but we were...More

1  Thank CarolynLeanne
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As a model builder myself I could certainly appreciate the work that went into creating many of these displays, but most of the joy is in the building, so they didn't hold my attention for long. The children in the place were having a grand...More

1  Thank gnb2501
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

At firsf u didnt thjnk it wS very exciting but as you went along and pushed buttons it became more interactive and was fun .so much work has gone into it and i think it is Really worth seeing .

Thank rachtrex
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Reviewed May 18, 2018 via mobile

Friendly staff. Incredible detail on all the layouts, and many layouts. I just didn’t find it that interesting. My son liked pushing all the interactive buttons, and he was a fan of the train and circus scenes. So many battlefields though - probably delightful for...More

1  Thank Jill C
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Reviewed May 12, 2018 via mobile

If you like modeling and small vissual items this place is a MUST!! You need at least one hour to fully enjoy it and see all the exhibits... great, great, great work!!

Thank rbindio
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Les B
October 31, 2017|
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Response from Miniature World W | Property representative |
Hi Les, On average, our guests spend 45-60 minutes in our exhibit area. However, Miniature World is a self-guided tour and you are welcome to take all the time you need to see everything we have to offer. Thanks for your... More
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Jared N
June 25, 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! :)
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Jared N
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Response from A S | Reviewed this property |
Sure, if they didn't change the rules .
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