When I traveled to Victoria in 2001, I was surprised to discover the miniature museum there, called Miniature World. I was in the city for the day and this seemed like a novel way to take up some time as we waited for our ferry back to Vancouver.
It is such a cute museum. There is exhibit after exhibit of highly detailed, carefully crafted miniature scenes and items. Many of the displays feature working lights and automation.
The two exhibits that stick out in my mind are the miniature sawmill (it really works!), and the battle scenes. And of course it wouldn't be a miniature museum without the requisite display of dollhouses. The museum has dollhouses in spades!
This is a museum where you really need to take your time and your full attention is required. I would absolutely recommend this museum to anyone traveling to Victoria, especially those with children, or for the young at heart.
There are no real negatives except perhaps a high admission price ($12 Canadian); discounts are offered, however. You can visit the museum's website at www.miniatureworld.com.