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
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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 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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edwin f
Richmond Hill, Canada660 contributions
Although the 1st part, Space, looks a bit unreal, the remaining are pretty detailed and realistic. It features world war II, cross Canada rail (with dimming lights simulating day and night), castles, mansions, knights, fairies and a lot more, more than 1 hundred displays. They are of different scales, the larger scale has detailed facial expressions while the small scale has hundreds of figures. If you like to look at each display in details, you can spend more than half a day.
Written May 21, 2022
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Smoores10
Calgary, Canada5 contributions
My family and myself visited this museum together, it was a bit pricey, but it is a place that you will only visit once. It had a few different themes and most of them were pretty amazing, but I thought that the fairy take section was kind of creepy. You could tell that that section was very old.
Written January 8, 2020
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Gurpreet A
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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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Bkbak
Tempe, AZ1,353 contributions
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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IreneBiss
Victoria, Canada11 contributions
I have taken my grandchildren a number to times to Miniature World but this time went with four girlfriends. They all loved it too. It is much larger inside than it appears on the outside and has a great variety of displays from war battles to dollhouses to fairy tales. I do feel the entrance fee is a little steep and it is about the only attraction around that does not have a seniors rate.
Written February 11, 2020
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nbvcplus3
Dublin, Ireland32 contributions
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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Chaddubya77
Victoria Capital Regional District, Canada17 contributions
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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mshbnyehud
Dallas, TX1,097 contributions
I had very low expectations for this attraction but went anyway because it is justifiably rated very high for Victoria as a place to go. So go there! There so much to see and quite remarkable to view it all through adult eyes (although younger kids seemed to love it as well). The workmanship is truly special.

I didn't think there was any way that we could spend an hour touring the museum. We ended up spending 2 hours. It's really well done.
Written June 25, 2022
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PMahdis
Edmonton, Canada1,078 contributions
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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Anne0014
Canada118 contributions
Family
Our family really enjoyed our visit to Miniature World! My husband and I visited 12 years ago and we knew we had to take the kids to see. It was just as fun this time around. The exhibits are so detailed with a wide variety of themes to keep the attention of everyone. The admission staff was friendly and ticket prices standard. The building was clean and although old, it was well maintained.
Written August 18, 2021
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