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Miniature World

Certificate of Excellence
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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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Surprisingly interesting

Considering my kids are 18 and 16, our trip to Miniature World was surprisingly engaging. History in miniature.

Reviewed 5 days ago
familyvisitor09
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Michigan
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Michigan
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95 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Considering my kids are 18 and 16, our trip to Miniature World was surprisingly engaging. History in miniature.

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

Hello familyvisitor09, It’s great to hear that your entire family enjoyed their adventure inside Miniature World. Yes, we appeal to all ages, making this a fun, “must-see” attraction when in Victoria, B.C. We have over 80 miniature themed exhibits with special effects in sound, lighting and animation. Our latest creation, “Camelot” opened in 2014 and offers a glimpse into this... More 

BC, Canada
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137 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went with our teenage kids. We all enjoyed seeing the many mini exhibits. There was space, war, castles, fairy tales, and more. A fun rainy day activity if in Victoria.

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

Hello cantravellor, Thank-you for your positive review of Miniature World! Yes, all ages can enjoy this unique attraction due to our diverse collection of themed exhibits. Explore “King Arthur’s Camelot”, witness “Circus World”, see “The World of Dollhouses”, experience “The Great Canadian Railway”, wander over to “The Enchanted Valley of Castles”, soak in “A Classic Car Rally”, discover new &... More 

Black Creek
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19 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Walking around the miniature world museum is an experience that will last for a very long time. Around every corner is another part of the world and in perfect detail. Unbelievably wonderful.

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

Hello Elayne R, It was a pleasure reading your five star review of Miniature World! Thank-you for your kind words and sincere appreciation of our many exhibits. Yes, many visitors that have experienced our attraction remember their miniature adventure forever and long to return again. This lasting desire to return stems from the quality and quantity of exhibits. Our diverse... More 

Vancouver, Canada
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196 reviews
49 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

It is my second or third time there, still liked it. They may be other places like that in the world but I never been. The wax museum closed (shame) and the underwater aquarium too (nothing too loose ) they are not many attractions to see in Victoria. I not saying you are going to have an orgasmic experience...but is... More 

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

Hello A S, We’re thrilled your time inside Miniature World was a worthwhile adventure! As a repeat visitor, we thank-you for returning to explore our “Land of Smallness” and hope you discovered something new with each visit. We have sections based on fiction and fantasy that allow one to dive into the world of pretend, chivalry and romance. See Sleeping... More 

Toronto, Canada
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10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is not only for children. In fact, it takes someone who is older to appreciate the amazing talent to create this place. We spent an hour there, and honestly, I do not think that we noticed everything. There was so much magic and beauty there. It is a shame that the place is hidden in a side street,... More 

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

Hello urnana, We love your kind, five star review of Miniature World! Thank-you! Yes, our attraction appeals to all ages. Every age group can appreciate what’s offered in different ways. While the very young are usually mesmerized with pushing the buttons to activate items inside our scenes, a lot of adults notice the finer details that others tend to miss.... More 

Victoria, Canada
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

So much to see so little time. Every feature just is incredible! Wonderfully detailed and life like. Take your time don't be in hurry. This is a compact place but worth every penny. Tucked away but a nice experience! Especially if your into miniatures or someone in your family is. Great for kids our grandsons loved this place.

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

Hello DennisSharlene O, Great five star review of Miniature World! Thank-you! Yes, it’s hard to believe our facility houses over 80 miniature exhibits in 6,500 square feet of space! As visitors wander through the attraction, they discover many themed areas in fact, fiction and fantasy. This diverse selection of detailed dioramas appeals to all ages, making us a must-see activity... More 

Victoria, Canada
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34 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fascinating place for all ages. The work that has been put into this place is amazing. Watch a train go across Canada, an amazing amusement park, doll houses just to mention a few.

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

Hello smg17, It was such a pleasure reading this five star review of Miniature World! Thank-you! Yes, we welcome all ages from around the globe into our unique attraction! This overall appeal stems from the quality and quantity of themed exhibits. Come and experience over 80 dioramas in fact, fiction and fantasy with special effects in sound, lighting and animation.... More 

Seattle, Washington
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44 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Took the family there during our mini vacation to Victoria (kids 8 & 10). I was a little unsure about going here at first, thought it would be some doll houses and train sets. It was so much more than that! The scenes were extremely realistic, everything from space exploration to WW2. From circus to Camelot. Majorly impressed! I highly... More 

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

Hello mrgills, This five star review of Miniature World was a pleasure to read! Thank-you! Your glowing recommendation and descriptive overview gives potential visitors a clear understanding of what our attraction has to offer. With over 80 themed miniature exhibits and special effects in sound, lighting and animation, this is an adventure like no other! Walk into Deep Space, see... More 

Olympia, Washington
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14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went here not sure what to expect. The miniature scenes are amazing and detailed. The story behind every scene is a fun learning opportunity. Thus was my son and husbands favorite thing that we did in Victoria. It really is amazing the amount of talent in each exhibit here.

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

Hello Jessica M, It’s great to know that Miniature World was the “favourite” Victoria activity for your husband and son! Yes, some people are unsure if miniature exhibits will interest them, but are usually pleasantly surprised with the outcome of their visit to Miniature World. In fact, many locals purchase annual passes so they can return again and again, while... More 

Keizer, Oregon
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19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Spectacularly detailed exhibits! Such artistry and craftsmanship. Very realistic in detail! Takes about an hour+ to soak in the entire lot of exhibits. PARENTS: If you take your very young children, PLEASE have them stay with you and have them not screaming and banging on the glass of the exhibits. It really distracts from the enjoyment for others; however, kids... More 

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

Hello TGJC, I must say, your Trip Advisor title made my day! Thank-you! It’s wonderful that you recognize the work involved in miniature making and can appreciate the intricacies that go into every scene! Along with that, you view our admission cost as an “Unbelievable Deal’ with what’s offered inside our museum! This is a true observation based on fact... More 

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