Land of the Lilliputians~

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One of the world’s top ten miniature museums is located in Victoria Canada. There are eighty-five exhibits here covering world history, Canadian history, fantasy, fairy tales, and even future space exploration.
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I loved the nostalgic look at the circus coming to town!

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There are dioramas depicting castles in England,
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Germany,
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and Canadian cities in the past.

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Many exhibits depict the frontier history and development of Canada.

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The museum has the world’s smallest working saw-mill which took eleven years to make,

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and one of the world’s longest model railways.
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These miniature worlds were created by George Devlin over the course of his lifetime. The museum opened in 1971 and George continues to expand it to this day.
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Cheers to you from Victoria’s fascinating Lilliputian World~

203 thoughts on “Land of the Lilliputians~

  1. Truly amazing! Thank you for sharing! There’s a museum here in New Zealand that’s very similar – I think it grew out of the owner’s modelling hobby. I’m struck by the stylistic similarities in many ways – I guess both Canada and NZ were part of the same ‘Pacific Frontier’.

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  2. Now that’s an amazing diorama! Cindy, how do you manage to find these just about everywhere you go? Is there a guide to dioramas somewhere? I can tell that all these scenes took a lot of work but wow, that bustling urban city scene on top… that ambiance is just right!

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    • There was so much more that I couldn’t include. Replicas of castles and houses with highly detailed interiors. I love miniatures, so I do keep my eyes open for them, but this one I just happened to walk by! Hope all is well with you Lynn~ ❤

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  3. These are great, Cindy! I’d have loved seeing that working railroad, too (Domer was a BIG fan of railroads when he was a kid!). Must have required so much patience to put together these miniatures.

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  4. Wow! Amazing effect of a stupendous effort. As a kid, I and my sister had a doll house that we would used to put sundry things in and pretend they were objects we imagined. This is definitely worth a visit. Some day…

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