Miniature World, Victoria

4.3
#1 of 11 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. Add Miniature World and other attractions to your Victoria trip itinerary using our Victoria tour planner .
Improve this listing »
Create an itinerary including Miniature World
map
© OpenMapTiles © OpenStreetMap contributors
Miniature World Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5
1,026 reviews
Google
4.5
TripAdvisor
  • This tired old display belongs in the museum entitled 'Tired old things not to do anymore'. This was charming in 1960. Dusty old broken miniature city they make zero attempts at maintenance or restora...  more »
  • This miniature World was very well done. So much History of the War and great displalys. also Storybook was fun to see Sleeping Beauty, Jack and the Bean Stalk etc. Spent a good amount of time there.  more »
  • We were very intrigued and found our first visit was good. The kids enjoyed it and there is a lot to see. It is getting run-down and a bit shabby inside now. We went a second time, about a year later,...  more »
Google
  • Such a fun little place. Very enjoyable. We loved all of the interactive displays and the attention to detail in the dioramas. I was fascinated by the miniature lumber mill, and although they cant run the display due to fire regulations, watching the video was really neat. Better than I expected and highly recommended!
  • Great attention to detail. I enjoyed the information that was played over the PA system as you examined each installation. There are lots of buttons that can be pushed which made it a lot more entertaining for my toddler. In my opinion this is a great activity for a rainy or cold day in Victoria and an activity that can be repeated.
  • Sheer epicness. If you enjoy history and miniature models, this is a great place to check out. It has scenes from the World Wars, American Civil War, history of Canadian cities, to Native scenes, among others. Even fantasy worlds are covered from classic fairy tales to spaceships. There is a whole section dedicated to the legend of King Arthur. Most of the models have buttons you can press to see changes such as daytime to nighttime, send a miniature train running through the tracks or spinning the propellers of warplanes. Tr hour or so I spent there is well worth it. Photos and videos are encouraged!
  • Kids will love this place for sure, and adults into some macro photography will have a ton of fun. Extensive miniature collection and dioramas. Lots of good clean fun.
  • This was a great place for the entire family. It is interactive and the models are unreal. I took a ton of pictures. Worth every second!
Places to stay near Miniature World

Plan your trip to Victoria

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Popular things to do in Victoria

View all >
4.8
Duration: 3​h
4.6
Duration: 3​h
4.4
Duration: 1​h 30​min
5.0
Duration: 2​h

Side trips from Victoria

4.4
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.6
Duration: 6​h
4.9
Duration: 8​h

Parks in Victoria

4.7
Duration: 2​h
4.8
Duration: 2​h
4.6
Duration: 2​h
4.6
Duration: 2​h

Hidden gems in Victoria

4.2
Duration: 1​h 30​min
3.9
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.5
Duration: 1​h
4.2
Duration: 2​h 30​min

Shopping in Victoria

View all >
4.8
Duration: 1​h
5.0
Duration: 1​h
4.9
Duration: 1​h
4.8
Duration: 1​h

Nearby attractions in Victoria

4.8
Duration: 4​h
4.2
Duration: 2​h
5.0
Duration: 3​h
4.3
Duration: 3​h
5.0
Duration: 3​h
4.5
Duration: 3​h
4.3
Duration: 1​h 30​min

Plans to Miniature World by other users

7 days in Vancouver Island BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, popular sights PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 21 days in Canada BY A USER FROM CANADA August, outdoors, beaches, wildlife, slow & easy, hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, outdoors, beaches, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 11 days in Vancouver Island BY A USER FROM CHINA August, kids, popular sights PREFERENCES: August, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 46 days in Canada BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA July, culture, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: July, culture, beaches, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 9 days in Vancouver Island BY A USER FROM CANADA July, popular sights PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 50 days in Canada BY A USER FROM MONGOLIA July, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, museums, shopping, wildlife, fast-paced, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 31 days in Victoria Capital Regional District BY A USER FROM ARGENTINA June, popular sights PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 7 days in Victoria BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES November, popular sights PREFERENCES: November ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 49 days in Canada BY A USER FROM MEXICO June, teens, hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, teens ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 3 days in Victoria BY A USER FROM CANADA June, kids, outdoors, historic sites, museums, popular sights PREFERENCES: June, kids, outdoors, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 15 days in Vancouver Island BY A USER FROM CANADA September, outdoors, relaxing, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: September, outdoors, relaxing, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 8 days in Victoria BY A USER FROM CANADA June, popular sights PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium
View more plans