Miniature World, Victoria

4.3
#1 of 8 in Childrens Museums in British Columbia
Children’s Museum Specialty Museum
See tiny replicas of fantasy and historical worlds at Miniature World. Little kids and big kids alike will find something to interest and entertain them, with over 85 miniaturized dioramas to admire. See some of Canada's most famous natural and manmade wonders in moving scale models, including the Great Canadian Railway, and one of the world's smallest working sawmills. Head into the imaginative realm with a visit to Charles Dickens' London and King Arthur's Camelot. The tiny worlds come complete with moving components, sound, and lighting effects for an immersive experience on a small scale. By using our Victoria vacation trip planner, you can arrange your visit to Miniature World and other attractions in Victoria.
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  • Quite impressive when you imagine how all of these thousands upon thousands of tiny pieces are made and hand painted. Goes through history, wars, fantasy, circus, and more. I just think they should gi...  more »
  • Perhaps appeals most to families and young kids but my husband and I (in our sixties) really enjoyed this display of tiny lands. Think King Arthur is the newest display. I liked the castles that were ...  more »
  • Great place to go visit. I think lots of people forget it's here as it's almost hidden away on the side entrance of the Empress Hotel. There is no guide, but you don't need one as there's a recording ...  more »
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  • Revisited this local gem, over the weekend. I was just a kid, the last time I visited. Takes me back to many fond memories. I think I can credit this place to instilling my love for the miniature hobby, which were reaffirmed as I could spend a little more time looking at and appreciating all the work that went into the various exhibits. Some parts are definitely showing its age, but there's a certain nostalgic charm to that! Thank you!
  • Loved this place! Highly recommend. I took my mum and my 2 year old. We all had a ball. We stayed for over an hour but easily could of stayed longer, just to look at all the small details but the toddler wanted to keep going. It's great for all ages.
  • Raised in Victoria. Left at 38. Some of my most fondest memories are participating in 'Be A Tourist In Your Own Hometown' along with my daughter. We cherished Miniature World. Such a feast for the eyes. What a lot of dreams and great stories were made from. Treat yourself 🎈
  • Been coming here since I was a kid with my grandpa. Now I take my boys there. Love it still and so do they. The season pass is a great steal btw!
  • This is one of my families favorite places in the downtown core. We have been taking both our children there since they were very small, and they still enjoy it. I have literally been here probably around 50 times. I love kitsch and this fits right in. I like looking for all the miniature nudity in the displays because it makes me laugh to think about a little old lady painting the privates on the model. My favorite section is the circus, and my children love the newest King Arthur section.

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