Miniature World
Miniature World
4.5
Speciality MuseumsChildren's Museums
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 6:00 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.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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  • Tina
    19 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We were amazed at how good this place was.
    Fantastic place, saw the brochure but we were all amazed at how good this place was. The quality of the builds and the sheer volume of displays was outstanding. There was such a massive range of subjects, space travel, Shakespeare, fairy tales, London, Toronto, Canadian Towns, railways. Our Grandchildren aged 6 and 9 absolutely loved it, they were so good excited and charged around shouting "Look at this", there was a surprise around every corner. Great for adults as well as children. A must do if you're visiting Victoria.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written August 1, 2023
  • Lisa R
    Marysville, Washington69 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Awesome! We even returned a second time!
    This is a must see in Victoria! This awesome displays, puts history, and also fairytales, to life. So much attention to detail! Even one of the dollhouses has a tv, that turns on! There are train sets that have day and night changes, airplanes and cars that move at the push of a button, war scenes, a miniature woodworking mill, miniature carnival and circus, and much more! My teen son, who’s on the spectrum, loved this. The lighting and real life depictions, are so awesome to see! I would highly recommend this! It’s worth the price!
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written August 18, 2023
  • Fuzzy K
    Lake Forest, California136 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great Experience
    We were on a tour and had 2 free hours to explore. Miniature World looked interesting. It was a lot of fun. Amazing displays of historical scenes and scenes from literature. The works are incredibly detailed and there are a lot of them!
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written August 20, 2023
  • Micha S
    Everett, Washington8 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    10/10 - Yes, you should undoubtedly go!
    Highly highly recommend this place! We went as a family of four with two young kids and had such an amazing time. It’s great for all ages. My kids were entertained as many booths were interactive with buttons to press, and my husband and I were just in awe of how spectacular the displays are. It was educational and you see history unfold as you walk past the booths and see what life looked like in different eras. Then there’s the fantasy / fairy tale sections that were just amazing and worth geeking out on. Many places you go once and call it good with no plans of returning to make time for other touristy spots to visit next time to come back - this wasn’t one of those for us. We fully plan on coming back and taking friends and family with us when we return to Victoria. We can’t wait! This place is a big YES to visit!
    Visited April 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written April 3, 2024
  • Julie19672014
    St Ives, United Kingdom125 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fantastic! So much to see.
    This attraction was well worth the money. So much to see and wonderful displays. They had one of London and so much detail went into these displays. I took so many photos. Well worth a visit if in Victoria Canada.
    Visited May 2024
    Travelled solo
    Written May 7, 2024
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Julie19672014
St Ives, UK125 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Solo
This attraction was well worth the money. So much to see and wonderful displays. They had one of London and so much detail went into these displays. I took so many photos. Well worth a visit if in Victoria Canada.
Written May 7, 2024
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Micha S
Everett, WA8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
Highly highly recommend this place! We went as a family of four with two young kids and had such an amazing time. It’s great for all ages. My kids were entertained as many booths were interactive with buttons to press, and my husband and I were just in awe of how spectacular the displays are.

It was educational and you see history unfold as you walk past the booths and see what life looked like in different eras. Then there’s the fantasy / fairy tale sections that were just amazing and worth geeking out on.

Many places you go once and call it good with no plans of returning to make time for other touristy spots to visit next time to come back - this wasn’t one of those for us. We fully plan on coming back and taking friends and family with us when we return to Victoria. We can’t wait! This place is a big YES to visit!
Written April 3, 2024
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Jim E
Redondo Beach, CA59 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Solo
It looked interesting however it was not really what I expected, the museum is a collection of dioramas some in different scales and levels of complexity, I was expecting more of a cohesive gallery and while some of the items went together they were not always cohesive. Some were big some were small. Others look rushed and others looked like they took years to make. The most interesting piece in the museum was the miniature saw mill, while it was not running they did have a film of it in operation and it was very fascinating. The other miniature I enjoyed was the Circus world display.
Written October 25, 2023
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FuzzyBeaver
Montreal, Canada1,204 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Family
A great way to spend time on a rainy day with children. It is fairly small so expect to spend about 1 - 1.5 hours. There are some quite good displays. The working sawmill is totally awesome. Be sure to check out the photos on the walls throughout the exhibit area. There are some fabulous historical photos.
Written October 6, 2023
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cymry
Montreal192 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Friends
I hesitated over whether to visit but am very glad I did! This place is a little ridiculous, very whimsical, and overall a great experience! There are approx. 85 different dioramas and models, ranging from the space age (the first room, which made me think of a cheap sci-fi show), to war-times (the standard Civil War, etc. dioramas but some truly stunning WWII recreations of bombed-out cities), the history of Canada, fairy-tale land, and everything in between. The dioramas were done by various people so range in scale and style, and were overall just really interesting. The entire place is set up with a carnival-type feel, which suits the atmosphere perfectly.
Written October 1, 2023
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puckstopper31
Edmonton, Canada743 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Couples
Never visited while we lived here 40 years ago…silly us! Incredible displays. Intricate, precise and entertaining…a must see.
Written September 30, 2023
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Francine D
Pincourt, Canada12 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
Well made and awsome displays! A lot of little details. A good diversity of displays. A lot of them are moving.
Written September 20, 2023
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Mwpeet
Houston, TX9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Friends
If all you expect is dollhouses you will be amazed at the variety of miniatures from battle scenes to circuses. Many of the dioramas are interactive. I highly recommend this museum for all ages.
Written August 22, 2023
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Jeffmcline
Hickory, NC89 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
What a gem. These exhibits are exquisite. And a treat for a photographer. Whether you’ve got a micro lens or even an iPhone, the photo opportunities are a treat.
Written August 22, 2023
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Fuzzy K
Lake Forest, CA136 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
We were on a tour and had 2 free hours to explore. Miniature World looked interesting. It was a lot of fun. Amazing displays of historical scenes and scenes from literature. The works are incredibly detailed and there are a lot of them!
Written August 20, 2023
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