Miniature World, Victoria

4.3
#1 of 8 in Childrens Museums in British Columbia
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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  • August 15, 2017
    This place will take about an hour to get through. There are many exhibits that depict different time periods, fairy tails and other scenes. The detail of each exhibit is amazing. I'd recommend it for...  more »
  • August 13, 2017
    Was expecting something more on the scale of the Thorne Miniature Rooms at the Art Institute of Chicago, which represent a wide array of historic periods in amazingly accurate detail. By comparison, t...  more »
  • August 13, 2017
    The displays are pretty detailed and have interesting descriptions, some of them teaching you about history, literature, and other subjects. Worth a look. Only criticism is they closed the restrooms 1...  more »
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  • June 20, 2017
    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!
  • June 10, 2017
    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.
  • May 10, 2017
    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 🎈
  • July 7, 2017
    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!
  • March 2, 2017
    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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