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Dorset Teddy Bear Museun

Cnr. of High East Street and Salisbury Street, Dorchester DT1 1JU, England
+44 (0) 1305 266040
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Ranked #19 of 23 Attractions in Dorchester
Type: Museums
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English first
Berkshire
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140 reviews 140 reviews
3 attraction reviews
145 helpful votes 145 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

I have taken my little 2 year old grandaughter here on a couple of occasions. The first time that we visited I rather felt that she would have liked to have stayed longer. So this time we did, over an hour and a half! The museum is meant to be interactive and she certainly did interact: tucking teddies into prams,... More

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Uckfield, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

I dragged my husband here, and we both really enjoyed it the lady at the till was really lovely, friendly and very helpful. The museum itself was small but good. I was a little nervous standing next to the big bears. It was lovely seeing the history of bears, overall it's a brilliant museum. There's a lovely large collection of... More

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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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72 reviews 72 reviews
20 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

I have seen a few negative reviews on here and can understand its not for everyone, but being Bear lovers, we thought it was great. It wasn't overly expensive and the exhibits were wonderful, Bears of all shapes and sizes and in wonderful settings. You can take as many photographs as you wish, in fact we took our own much... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

A charming little museum set in the upstairs of an old house. You get a guide/story to read on your way around to tell you about some of the teddies and of their history. There are loads of teddies inside, some famous ones such as Paddington, Rupert & Super Ted. It is well worth a visit although a bit over... More

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Worthing, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Our family really enjoyed the teddies but we were a little disappointed that it was so small - we did the kids quiz and walked round in no more than an hour - then went downstairs to the terracotta warriors - nice but a bit random for a dorset market town attraction!

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Weymouth, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
19 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

I do wonder what the reviewers on here who have given this attraction a poor rating were expecting. It's a Teddy Bear Museum! Think like a small child and you will love it. Our five year old granddaughter did. It is small and could be cramped when busy but there are lots of teddies and plenty of information for those... More

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Weymouth, United Kingdom
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29 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Although we live locally, we had never been to the Museum, but decided to take our five-year-old granddaughter here before taking her back home. We thought it was good and was exactly what we expected. The bears were interesting, and unlike another reviewer, it didn't concern me that some of the historic bears were replicas of the originals - this... More

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UK
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105 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

The most interesting part of this is how the teddy bear came about and a few of the larger bears. I was not sure how Donald Duck etc.. were there as they are not really teddy bears. Some parts just looked like lots of soft toys put together not like a real museum where each piece has a bit of... More

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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3 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

It's a teddy bear museum - so you know what to expect. The only let down for me was that there was a story to read on the way around and we weren't given one. This made it less engaging and meant that the displays weren't contextualised. 7 year old enjoyed herself and completed the quiz. I quite liked the... More

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Weymouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

I have been here three times with my granddaughter as she absolutely loves Teddy Bears. The museum is small and does not take very long to walk round, it really depends on whether or not you love teddies. Each room features enormous bears dressed as people. There is a grandfather bear asleep, a bedroom full of bears in bed and... More

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