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Miniature World

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Address: 649 Humboldt St. | Empress Hotel, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
Phone Number:
+1 250-385-9731
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09:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Unique Tourist Attraction in Victoria, British Columbia. Located in the...

Unique Tourist Attraction in Victoria, British Columbia. Located in the famous Empress Hotel. Awarded the 2016 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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Great fun and interesting pass time for all ages and conveniently located too. A must see especially if you have time.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
mirnazagar
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Vancouver, Canada
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Vancouver, Canada
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Great fun and interesting pass time for all ages and conveniently located too. A must see especially if you have time.

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Thank mirnazagar
MiniatureWorld, Public Relations Manager at Miniature World, responded to this review

Hello mirnazagar, We appreciate your kind, five star review of Miniature World! Thank-you! Yes, if on vacation or staycation, we are a definite must see attraction! The greatest feature about this museum is its all-age appeal. A one-stop adventure for the whole family! We offer many different themed sections in fact, fiction or fantasy as well as special effects in... More 

Portland, Oregon
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121 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

As long as you don't expect Disney quality you'll leave pleasantly surprised. You know how you have to stop at that one candy store at the coast and get salt water taffy? This is that kind of stop. Family owned and loved for decades, we've visited it a few times through the years and have enjoyed each time.

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Thank fyrguy
MiniatureWorld, Public Relations Manager at Miniature World, responded to this review

Hello fyrguy, It’s great to know you’ve been visiting Miniature World for many years! We thank-you for your continued patronage! Yes, we are a well-loved attraction located in the famous Empress Hotel, Victoria, B.C. We house over 80 miniaturized dioramas in fact, fiction and fantasy with special effects in sound, lighting and animation. All of our exhibits showcase award winning... More 

Coquitlam, Canada
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46 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a blast for our kids! With so many dioramas and themes they were literally jumping up and down from one to another screaming "Oh, look at THIS one!". Since my last visit 15 years ago, they definitely grew, adding more themes and rooms (i.e. the doll houses section). It's impressive how they built everything in so much tiny... More 

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Thank Sorin C
MiniatureWorld, Public Relations Manager at Miniature World, responded to this review

Hello Sorin C, Your five star review of Miniature World was a wonderful read. Thank-you for sharing your “Awesome” experience with us! Yes, all ages can enjoy this attraction making it a definite “must see” while in Victoria, B.C.. Our appeal stems from the multitude of themes as well as quantity and quality of exhibits. This diverse selection of miniature... More 

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7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I went to Miniature World with a few friends and it was an interesting perspective of the world, to say the least. The models and work done is so detail oriented that I definitely found myself respectfully seeing it as a form of art. It covers a vast diversity of platforms such as real life and fiction story themes, which... More 

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Thank Sophie P
MiniatureWorld, Public Relations Manager at Miniature World, responded to this review

Hello Sophie P, What a lovely description of your visit to Miniature World! Well written and concise, showing a true appreciation for the fine art of miniaturization. Thank-you! Yes, our all-age appeal stems from the diversity of displays. With over 80 exhibits in fact, fiction or fantasy, one can get lost in adventure! Many of our scenes are interactive with... More 

Victoria, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I think a lot of locals view Miniature World as a tourism trap and haven't bothered or haven't been back since they were kids. I actually have a season pass and and go a few times a year, it's a great way to kill an afternoon. This last time I brought a couple friends after we went for dinner who... More 

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MiniatureWorld, Public Relations Manager at Miniature World, responded to this review

Hello klancashire, What a wonderful, five star review of Miniature World! Thank-you! It’s pleasing to read that this reviewer is encouraging locals to check us out. While many of our visitors are indeed tourists, we also have an enormous local following that has been supporting our attraction for over 46 years. Many of these locals, like yourself, purchase an Annual... More 

Victoria
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20 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Look, I'm not slagging the small and intricate. I loved LegoLand! I love visiting model trains set ups. But this is simply a cash grab. Sure, the dioramas are neat. But that's about it. You can walk through the place in 15 minutes and see your fill. There is no theme. No local connection. The scenes depict whatever the builder's... More 

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MiniatureWorld, Public Relations Manager at Miniature World, responded to this review

Hello Denniso511, Sadly, it appears this reviewer wants to tarnish our reputation as a well-loved attraction in downtown Victoria, B.C.. This description of our facility is highly inaccurate, disrespectful, and fails to recognize the intricate labour involved in creating miniature exhibits. For all those Trip Advisor members who would like an accurate description or rating of Miniature World, please read... More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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616 reviews
283 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My kids absolutely love this place, It is tacky and tiring for adults, but for the young ones, they cannot get enough. Classic tourist trap, but you get what you expect.

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MiniatureWorld, Public Relations Manager at Miniature World, responded to this review

Hello TravelOften1968, We’re always happy to hear that children love coming and exploring our Miniature World. Thank-you for bringing them in to experience this worthwhile adventure and rating us 4 out of 5 stars. Sorry to read you find our attraction “tacky and tiring” and that we’re "a classic tourist trap”. Lucky for us this is not a shared opinion... More 

San Ramon, California
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I wasn't expecting much from a small, strange looking under construction building but gave it a shot anyways. I am glad we did :) This place has so much of miniature art that you can spend hours. The detailing on many items is just unbelievable. Lots of history lessons for kids too!

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Thank Vipin M
MiniatureWorld, Public Relations Manager at Miniature World, responded to this review

Hello Vipin M, We’re thrilled to know your experience inside Miniature World was a memorable one! Yes, we are located in the Empress Hotel with access to our attraction on the Humboldt St. side of the building. The Empress Hotel is currently under renovation and scaffolding has been placed around the outside of our museum entrance. This scaffolding does not... More 

Seattle, Washington
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105 reviews
59 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great place to visit. So many miniature figures! GreAt for kids!! Recommend to visit! Price is $15 for adults. If you have military or student or AAA card you get a discount as well as a senior citizen!!

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Thank fefa1986
MiniatureWorld, Public Relations Manager at Miniature World, responded to this review

Hello fefa1986, This review was a joy to read! Thank-you for your glowing five star rating of Miniature World and your incredible recommendation! Yes, our prices reflect affordability and we have many ways to save. Some other discounts not mentioned include: family, group rates or pre-purchasing tickets online at miniatureworld.com. Our assortment of themed exhibits appeals to all ages, making... More 

Londrina, PR
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28 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Spent one hour with my husband and kids (10 and 13), but surely we could have stayed longer, if we had the time. There are so many things to see! Each sceneary is so full of details, people, animals, buildings, landscapes, everything so perfect! Really nice surprise going there!

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Thank mtbaraujo
MiniatureWorld, Public Relations Manager at Miniature World, responded to this review

Hello mtbaraujo, What a kind review of Miniature World! Thank-you! Yes, some people will spend hours inside our attraction, while others manage to walk through in a shorter time frame. It really depends on one’s interest level and time allotted for the visit. With over 80 themed exhibits, all ages will enjoy this unique, unforgettable adventure! Start off in Space... More 

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