Getting Lost In Miniature Worlds and Childhood Fantasies

Last Updated on November 10, 2020

Our few days in beautiful Victoria, British Columbia with the kids were jam-packed full of kid approved fun. Miniature World was one of the top rated things-to-do, and was in a easy to get to location since it was located outside the famous Fairmont Empress Hotel. We figured all the miniatures would make our kids’ eyes sparkle, and sure enough, they did.

Miniature World is what childhood dreams are made of. Walking around each of the 85 three-dimensional miniature dioramas, we found the miniatures to be so full of life. It was mind-blowing to think the amount of hours that were put in by over 30 contributing artists to bring these visions of history and literature to life.

The miniature worlds were so full of life, and the craftsmanship on these models are amazing. Some subjects the displays cover: the history of the Canadian Railway, World Wars, Children’s Stories and Fairytales, the Circus, Medieval Times and several beautiful Doll Houses.

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It took us just over an hour to walk through and admire each miniature diorama. Our favourites were found within the Fairytales as it brought back so many great memories from childhood. We’re sure that with the variety of subjects throughout the displays, anyone who visits is sure to find a favourite or two.

Take a look at a small portion of the gorgeous displays you can discover at Miniature World:

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World War II – Normandy
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American War Of Independence – Battle Of Saratoga, 1777
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American War Of Independence – Battle Of Saratoga, 1777
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American Civil War
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Castles from around the world
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“When The West Was Young”
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Gulliver’s Travels
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Old Woman That Lived In A Shoe
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Walking through the fairytales, we looked down and saw cute little pictures of each on the carpet. Cute touch!
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Titania’s Palace
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Titania’s Palace
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London
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The Knights of the Round Table

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Beautiful dollhouse

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We loved wandering around the displays and pushing all the buttons to either make something happen within the display, or learn about the history of it. There are no guides walking around, so it was good that there is a recording that describes each and every miniature display.

However, having some staff presence with knowledge of the creation of the displays would have been a nice touch. It was nice to be able to wander on our own, but it would have been even better to have an employee around to answer questions and give some of their input on the displays.

 

Admission (Updated: 2020)

 

Children – 4 and under *

 

 

Free

Children  – Ages 5 – 12 $8.00
Youth (13-17 yrs)  $10.00
Adults – 18+ $17.00
*All admissions are subject to 5% tax

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Where have you come across a neat family friendly attraction on your travels?

 

 

Disclaimer: Our visit to Miniature World was sponsored. However, as always, our opinions are our own.