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Miniature World

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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...more
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
649 Humboldt St, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 1A6, Canada
+1 250-385-9731
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Quite a strange mix of subjects, from the Canadian railroad to wartime Germany, London, Gulliver's travels, the circus and Camelot. But an interesting and very detailed set of mini panoramas. Don't underestimate it, you could spend hours here.

Thank LoneBrit
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I went by ourselves. The price was reasonable, staff were very nice. The amount of work and artistry that goes into each piece was remarkable. I am in awe of these artists. If my review was just based on the artist’s skills...More

Thank Brynn L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very cool place, love that there are attractions where you push the buttons to get them to work, fun for kids and adults. Totally recommend.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Miniature World is a fascinating place. The dioramas are just amazing. There are scenes depicting famous battles from various wars, historical scenes from both Canada and the United States, mythical places and fairy tales. The detail for each diorama is unique and mini works of...More

Thank Sue S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place has such a wide variety of different displays that there is bound to be a few that will hold special interest for any one in your group. Highly recommend spending an hour or two here.

Thank teddytaz
Reviewed September 2, 2018 via mobile

It’s a great place for all ages. If it’s raining ☔️ it nice to go in Kids are all ages love it It’s at the side of the Empress Hotel

Thank joan t
Reviewed August 30, 2018

Each scene is depicted in incredible detail. There are historical depictions of very famous war battles throughout history. Then the evolution of Canada is laid out with a great story in a small space. Watch the video of a sawmill setup to scale. It would...More

Thank Dale H
Reviewed August 29, 2018

Miniature World is definitely a place of wonder, whether you are 10 or 46 years old and beyond. The admission seems high at first, but there is no rush, take your time as you wander, marvelling at the tiniest of detail housed within each and...More

Thank Murray W
Reviewed August 28, 2018

Honestly, this place really surprised me. I went in with minimal expectations, but I was so impressed by the amount of detail that went into creating every scene. My kids loved pressing the buttons to see different things move in each scene There is something...More

Thank jablais75
Reviewed August 28, 2018

Must see if you are in Victoria. Way better than expected. A hobbiests dream. For best viewing bring binoculars! There could have been more seating stops for us oldies.

Thank Barbara M
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Les B
October 31, 2017|
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Response from RebeccaC5045 | 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
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! :)
Jared N
June 25, 2017|
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Response from atti s | Reviewed this property |
Sure, if they didn't change the rules .