Miniature World

TripExpert Score based on reviews in 5 publications
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5 expert recommendations


Atlas Obscura

A famous hotel houses an impression collection of mini dioramas and giant doll houses.  Full review →



Most people walk through in 30 minutes, but dollhouse collectors, model-train builders, and preschoolers can be absorbed for hours. Full review →


Frommer's 33

Miniature World is a collection of dozens of dioramas featuring teeny-tiny figures enacting scenes from famous battles, novels, fairy tales, outer space, and more. Full review →


Lonely Planet Tick Top Choice

Tucked along the side of the Empress Hotel, this old-school hidden gem is a must-see, especially if you appreciate the craft of extremely intricate model-making. Full review →


Michelin Guide Tick 0 Stars

Located within the Empress Hotel complex, on the Humboldt Street side, is Miniature World featuring a host of small-scale recreations ranging from the Battle of Waterloo to the Canadian Pacific Railway. Full review →

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