Miniature World

Miniature World, Victoria: Hours, Address, Miniature World Reviews: 4.5/5

Miniature World
4.5
Speciality Museums • Children's Museums
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
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.
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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1,095 reviews
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Pascal G
Richmond, Canada25 contributions
100/100
Mar. 2021
Fantastic place. We enjoyed the detailed exhibits that both adults and children (14 and 11 years old) liked.
Different variety of themes which are all very well done. Good value
Written March 24, 2021
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Chaddubya77
Victoria Capital Regional District, Canada17 contributions
Fantastic family hour
Jan. 2021 • Family
I haven't been here is years! My wife and kids have never been. We ended our Xmas staycation here at Miniature World and it did not disappoint. It is my fav attraction in Victoria. They were very COVID-19 prepared. You must bring your own mask, Max 6 people in at a time and they supply you with sanitizer and gloves (even size small for the kids) because there are buttons all over the place to make airplane propellers spin, lights go off and on, trains and cars move, etc. My kids (aged 2.5 and 4.5) LOVED that part. The attention to detail is incredible. Luckily my kids missed some of the more gruesome scenes. Look closely and you can see some...not so kid friendly stuff, but really I think most kids would not notice. Ultimately it's still a great way to spend some family time.
Written January 4, 2021
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PrincessFi88
Vancouver, Canada243 contributions
Well worth a visit!
Nov. 2020 • Couples
Despite the great reviews, I didn’t have high expectations but this was amazing and we spent over an hour here. The visit is on a one way system which is great for not bumping into other groups, especially during COVID-19. There were lots of different themes and the exhibits were so intricate that you could look at each one for a long time and still miss things. Loved the long train going across Canada and the working sawmill. Fascinating and interactive. Definitely recommend!
Written November 12, 2020
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Smoltman
Courtenay, Canada8,878 contributions
Fantastic miniatures
Oct. 2020 • Couples
Our kids and grandkids have visited this exhibit and we felt it was time that we did. The dedication and work that went into this exhibit is mind boggling! The detail and scale of all the models was outstanding. Lots of different themes from the future to the days of knights. War exhibits from
different centuries, fairy tales and even a working saw mill which was actually my favourite.
Lots of interactive displays and good narrative descriptions. What a joy it was spending time in this exhibit.
Written October 2, 2020
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kosmo1968
north of the 49th190 contributions
September visit with kids
Sep. 2020
We dropped by in early September during the week so it wasn't busy. Lots of detail and great craftmanship evident on display. Face mask and gloves required during visit. Children's ages ranged from under 2 years to 8 years old and all were entertained.
Written September 23, 2020
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Jonathan S
Coquitlam, Canada13 contributions
Great place to visit
Sep. 2020
We went to Miniture world in September 2020 and enjoyed the detailed exhibits that both adults and children would enjoy.
Different variety of themes which are all very well done.
Written September 17, 2020
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Stefan S
Vancouver, Canada145 contributions
A must see when visiting Victoria. Fun for the whole family.
Sep. 2020 • Friends
Miniature World has been a mainstay attraction for many years. Located in the Fairmont Empress Hotel, Miniature World will delight young and old alike. There are several themed areas. My favorites were the Fields of Glory, and The Circus. I also liked the recreations of Canada's cities back in the turn of the century, complete with light effects turning day into night. The friendly staff have taken all necessary precautions for COVID 19. Plan on a good hour or more to take it all in. Make Miniature World a stop on your next visit to Victoria.
Written September 16, 2020
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Don W
Ste. Anne, Canada145 contributions
Nice place to visit
Aug. 2020
I have been here several time, when we have visited Victoria... This time it felt dated and it looks like it needs some new dioramas. I have to admit that what is there though is really amazing, the attention to detail is second to none...
Written August 16, 2020
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nbvcplus3
Dublin, Ireland31 contributions
Great for all ages
Aug. 2020 • Family
This was much better than we expected! (I just wasn’t expecting much?)
Our 11 year old loved it, as much as the 9 and 5 year olds did.
Good COVID controls - they give you disposable gloves, so we didn’t have to try stopping our kids touching everything!
Great central location.
We went to Frankie’s Diner for lunch afterwards.
Written August 14, 2020
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Thank you for your glowing review! We are so glad to hear that you and your family enjoyed all that our little-big museum has to offer, especially given current circumstances and the new regulations that have been put in place. We look forward to your next visit. Stay safe!
Written August 20, 2020
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TravelDiva9090
Edmonton, Canada17 contributions
Cute place to go with kids
Aug. 2020
It was a fun little museum. My kid had lot of fun pressing the buttons to see see miniature figurines move and learned about history at the same time. There was a bit of a line up as they only allowed so many people in and had to keep a distance between groups. We waited about half an hour which wasn't bad. Gloves were required and provided at the door.
Written August 13, 2020
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Thank you for taking the time to review your visit, its much appreciated. We apologize for the longer than average wait but are so glad to hear that you and your family enjoyed all that our little-big museum had to offer. We look forward to seeing you again!
Written August 20, 2020
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  • Wed - Sun 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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