“The greatest little show on earth,” Miniature World is a museum of toy battle scenes, model trains and doll houses at Victoria’s Empress Hotel.
Miniature World at the Empress Hotel
Victoria’s Miniature World is a fantastic museum that’s both fun and educational, and highly recommended, especially for children but also for adults. Want to see a smile on your children or grandchildren’s faces? Then take them to Miniature World!
Location and Hours
At 649 Humboldt Street on the north side of the Empress Hotel, Miniature World is conveniently located in the heart of downtown Victoria just a block from the Inner Harbour.
Miniature World is open daily from mid-September until mid-May from 9 am to 5 pm, and during the warmer months usually from 9 am until 9 pm. The one day of the year it’s closed is Christmas Day.
Miniature World Admission
The cost for admission to Miniature World before taxes is about $17 for adults (ages 18+), $10 for youth (ages 13 to17) and $8 for children (ages 5 to 12). Children ages 5 and under are free. Discounted rates are also available for groups of 5+ guests paying on the same bill.
Miniature World Exhibits
Miniature World is full of display cases featuring miniature scenes from fairy tales, literature, cities and battles in history.
The museum also has a wonderful model railroad depicting the Canadian landscape from coast to coast from years ago, large intricately detailed doll houses, a model city with a visiting circus, and displays about King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table.
Whether you’re into dolls, castles, fairy tales, toy soldiers, airplanes, history, circuses, model trains or nursery rhymes, Miniature World has a little of something for everyone.
For more information on the museum, check out the Miniature World website.