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Dorset Teddy Bear Museun

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Address: Cnr. of High East Street and Salisbury Street, Dorchester DT1 1JU, England
Phone Number: +44 (0) 1305 266040
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Teddy museum

We got this as part of gold pass where we got 5 attractions for the price of two. It was ok, some comical bears that are impressions of people like bearry manilow. I probably... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed April 5, 2015
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
14 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Great little attraction housed above the Terracotta warrior museum. Just good, simple fun - telling the story of the teddy bear with lots of bears young and old to look at and photograph. Recommend the goldsaverpass ticket to cover admission to this and 4 other attractions.

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Jenksi1
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19 reviews 19 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

We got this as part of gold pass where we got 5 attractions for the price of two. It was ok, some comical bears that are impressions of people like bearry manilow. I probably wouldn't have been happy to pay for this as an attraction on its own but as part of the gold pass it made it worth it.... More 

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kent
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14 reviews 14 reviews
13 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

I am a great lover of teddy bears (I'd have more than I currently have if I was allowed) I really enjoyed this visit and took lots and lots of photographs. I thought it may have given a bit more of a history of the teddy bear (for those who don't actually know it) but it was interesting and I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

I love Teddy Bears and make handmade one off bears so I was very keen to visit this museum. I read the reviews before I went and I was expecting to be a little disappointed BUT I certainly wasn't. I took my youngest (aged 8) and we had a lovely time. We spent a couple of hours there, there was... More 

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kent uk
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Very small museum - life sized bears enjoyed by all but just not enough there to warrant the £18 to get in ! Very overpriced secondhand bears in the shop ..sadly wouldn't recommend

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

The price for what it is, is way too much! We had promised our son we would take him to the Museum as he loved Teddies. So once there we just had to pay the price! Of course my 3.5 year old loved seeing all the teddies and he went exploring from little room to little room. Their fun sheet... More 

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

We had a job finding it, but did in the end cost £13 for three of us, but you can buy a special ticket that allows you to go in the Terracotta Army and dinosaur museum as well, we didn't. The museum is really a house converted you go upstairs and see all the teddies through the years including, rupert,... More 

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Kent
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11 reviews 11 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Unless youenjoy rummaging around cluttered attics looking at discarded toys ... Its not worth the entrance fee.. I'd price the experience around the FREE mark ... My daughter was under impressed as well.. We both came out feeling we had been mugged ..

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Berkshire
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159 reviews 159 reviews
5 attraction reviews
144 helpful votes 144 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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34 reviews 34 reviews
8 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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