Miniature World

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

Miniature World
4.5
Speciality Museums • Children's Museums
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
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.
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1-2 hours
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4.5
1,111 reviews
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William M
Vancouver, Canada50 contributions
Apr. 2022
The miniatures especially the war miniatures are fascinating. This is a good museum for children and adults.There is something for everyone here in the land of miniatures.
Written May 5, 2022
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smcvan
Vancouver60 contributions
Apr. 2022
I didn't intend to visit here, but glad that I did. Exhibits and dioramas were interesting. Prob not for everyone, but I enjoyed it.
Written April 29, 2022
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Billie-Jo K
28 contributions
Apr. 2022 • Family
A lot of history, research and artistry went into the making of this museum. The video of the working mini Sawmill was great. We enjoyed the circus exhibit and the doll houses.
Written April 1, 2022
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OmanRob
Canmore, Canada1,221 contributions
Feb. 2022 • Family
We described it as charmingly odd but is every bit as average as you would expect - save it for a rainy day and you won’t go wrong.

The space stuff at the start is horribly dated but some of the other exhibits are reasonably well done
Written February 19, 2022
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PMahdis
Edmonton, Canada1,075 contributions
Dec. 2021
I see the 1/5 ratings are mostly years old. This place falls into the category of an expensive attraction to see once every 10 years or so. There was a lot of work that went into the exhibits including a working miniature lumber mill (you have to watch a video of it working due to safety concerns). There is a lot of effort represented here so I could not in good conscience give it anything less that 5 even with the admission price being up there.
Written December 31, 2021
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David
Toronto, Canada2 contributions
Oct. 2021 • Family
Excellent indoor activity for all ages. It is an incredible collection of historical and geographic reproductions. Exceeded my expectations.
Written October 23, 2021
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Bkbak
Tempe, AZ1,338 contributions
Oct. 2021
This is a place for model enthusiasts of all sorts to gawk and sigh with delight. The spectrum of displays is amazing. We had two railroad model enthusiasts take around 3 hours to peruse the collections and they liked all.
Written October 23, 2021
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Gurpreet A
1 contribution
Oct. 2021 • Friends
I was utterly enchanted by miniature world and already regret not spending longer in there. The amount of detail on the models within is genuinely incredible as is the frozen in time 70s kitsch of the whole museum. Easily Victoria's best kept secret.
Written October 19, 2021
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CharErinazard
Calgary, Canada222 contributions
Oct. 2021 • Couples
We enjoyed this one more than we expected. Each display is so detailed and there’s so many of them! We really took our time at each and found all kinds of great surprises. The Covid bit was tricky as most people went through pretty fast and had to pass us, but it still didn’t feel too crowded. We spent a solid 2 hours looking at each display.
Written October 3, 2021
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I R
23 contributions
Sep. 2021 • Couples
Awesome miniature world with lots of details captured in mini models. Educational and interesting.
Many of the models were interactive. Moving trains and trams were there.
Written September 3, 2021
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  • Sun - Sat 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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