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Miniature World

649 Humboldt St | Empress Hotel, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
+1 250-385-9731
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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.
  • Excellent51%
  • Very good36%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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649 Humboldt St | Empress Hotel, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
Downtown
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+1 250-385-9731
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Reviewed August 23, 2016

The attraction is located in a section of the Empress Hotel, entered off Humboldt Street, which is the street on the north side of the hotel. Prices are very reasonable and a further discount is available if you book your tickets on line. The biggest...More

1  Thank Gelli550
MiniatureWorld, Public Relations Manager at Miniature World, responded to this reviewResponded August 27, 2016

Hello Gelli550, Thank-you for your detailed, five star review of Miniature World! Firstly, we’re thrilled that you view our museum as “wonderful” and worthy of a visit. We’ve been around for 45 years and pride ourselves in offering varied miniature scenes in fact, fiction and...More

Reviewed August 23, 2016

Miniature World is tucked away on a side street,we almost missed it,but glad we found it! It's a bit pricey but we had a good time. The displays were so nice and we were impressed by the amount of work that must've gone into them...More

Thank NadineJ2
MiniatureWorld, Public Relations Manager at Miniature World, responded to this reviewResponded August 25, 2016

Hello NadineJ2, We’re happy to know your experience inside Miniature World was a worthwhile adventure. Our entrance is located on 649 Humboldt St. which is on the side of the Empress Hotel. This is the only access point and the Empress Hotel staff will gladly...More

Reviewed August 23, 2016 via mobile

I went because I thought the youngest in my family would like it and they did, but I was surprised by how interested even my teenagers were with the attractions. Far more extensive than I thought it would be with some really intricate and detailed...More

Thank johnwY516OF
MiniatureWorld, Public Relations Manager at Miniature World, responded to this reviewResponded August 25, 2016

Hello John W, We appreciate your five star rating and review of Miniature World! Thank-you! Yes, we surprise many visitors with our sheer size (6,500 sq. feet), the quality and quantity of the exhibits, as well as our ageless appeal. So yes, this means the...More

Reviewed August 21, 2016

I visited this museum 40 years ago and was delighted that it was still as impressive today when I showed my daughter the exhibits during our visit to Victoria. The museum was quiet on a weekday evening, which gave us plenty of time and space...More

Thank Eric C
MiniatureWorld, Public Relations Manager at Miniature World, responded to this reviewResponded August 22, 2016

Hello Eric C, What a delightful review of Miniature World! Yes, we’ve been around for a long time. It’s a great feeling knowing you came back to visit us 40 years later and still feel our museum is a worthwhile adventure for all ages! How...More

Reviewed August 19, 2016

If you're a miniature train buff or you like historic dioramas this is your place. Kids will enjoy too.More

Thank Kim T
MiniatureWorld, Public Relations Manager at Miniature World, responded to this reviewResponded August 22, 2016

Hello Kim T, Your review of Miniature World was short and sweet! Thank-you! Yes, along with our historical war scenes and The Great Canadian Railway we have many more themed areas for your viewing pleasure. Step into Frontier Land, Fantasy Land, New & Old London...More

Reviewed August 17, 2016

A little hokey, but pretty amazing how much detail work went into putting together this exhibit. I would go only after seeing all the other sights of the city.More

Thank vicynyc
MiniatureWorld, Public Relations Manager at Miniature World, responded to this reviewResponded August 19, 2016

Hello vicynyc, We love to see such a nice rating for Miniature World! Thank-you! Yes, our attraction is a “precious” gem tucked inside the Empress Hotel. The workmanship is outstanding and we provide many themed sections in fact, fiction and fantasy. We’ve entertained over 7...More

Reviewed August 16, 2016 via mobile

From the step through the front doors to the step through the exit out on to the street it was well done. There were many different scenes to see and buttons for the kids to push and see what happens. We spent a little over...More

Thank Marvin M
MiniatureWorld, Public Relations Manager at Miniature World, responded to this reviewResponded August 19, 2016

Hello Marvin M, This wonderful review put a smile on my face! Thank-you for the lovely comments about Miniature World! Yes, from start to finish, our attraction exudes quality workmanship. With so many mind blowing details, some miniature enthusiasts take hours to walk through our...More

Reviewed August 13, 2016

We had not planned on going here, but saw the signs and had some spare time so we gave it a go. It was good fun and we enjoyed it a lot. There was more to see than I would have though.More

1  Thank David G
MiniatureWorld, Public Relations Manager at Miniature World, responded to this reviewResponded August 18, 2016

Hello David G, Great review! Thank-you! Yes, it’s hard to know if one will enjoy a museum full of miniature scenes. So glad you took the plunge and decided to give us a try! We surprise many visitors with the sheer size of our museum,...More

Reviewed August 12, 2016

This was a nifty little place to visit while staying near the downtown area of Victoria. Admission is quite cheap for everyone and there's LOTS to see. There are a variety of miniaturized places and people to see, and most of the work is anamatronic....More

1  Thank Bre M
MiniatureWorld, Public Relations Manager at Miniature World, responded to this reviewResponded August 18, 2016

Hello Bre M, Your review was a wonderful read! Thank-you for your kindness and five star rating. We strive to keep our admission rates fair and are pleased you found the entry fee acceptable. Further rate reductions can be found online at miniatureworld.com or at...More

Reviewed August 11, 2016 via mobile

After living in Victoria for years I finally made it here. I was not sure what we were in for. The kids loved it and the grown up were impressed!More

1  Thank Chicken7209
MiniatureWorld, Public Relations Manager at Miniature World, responded to this reviewResponded August 18, 2016

Hello Chicken7209, What a sweet review of Miniature World! Thank-you! It’s great to know another Victorian is smitten with our land of smallness! Miniature exhibits are not for everyone as interest levels vary, but doubters turn out to be fans after experiencing our unique museum....More

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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! :)
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Jared N
June 25, 2017|
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Response from A S | Reviewed this property |
Sure, if they didn't change the rules .
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Lisa G
February 9, 2016|
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Response from junebugvic | Reviewed this property |
No, not really. It might be accessible with a walker or wheelchair, but the aisles inside are quite narrow and it would be difficult. A scooter would be impossible. I would email them to find out for sure.
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