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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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One for smaller people?

This is a small exhibition of bears posed in various rooms, with some old favourites (Rupert, Sooty, Pooh etc) dotted around. There is a quiz sheet for little ones to complete... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed August 23, 2015
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

This is not a museum its more like a small exhibition. Its a few rooms with teddy bears of all shapes and sizes. It is situated upstairs from the Terracotta Warriors exhibition. It took all of 10 mins to see and was really not worth our time. Thankfully we took the GoldSaver Pass that was on offer at 48.99 ,... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

This is a small exhibition of bears posed in various rooms, with some old favourites (Rupert, Sooty, Pooh etc) dotted around. There is a quiz sheet for little ones to complete, but limited information on the development of teddy bears. Note that this is upstairs, with pushchairs left downstairs. Fine when it isn't busy, but I imagine chaos when busy...... More 

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Rochdale
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

Oh dear. Not very interesting. Very small and my kids thought it was not very good! Waste of money and time. Save your money and buy some wine.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

This museum shares a building with another museum and it is just the upstairs, they have crammed alot of stuff in and it feels kind of cluttered. Some of the displays were really interesting and nostalgic but better suited to someone who really loves teddy bears.

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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Lovely, helpful staff are the highlight of this exhibition. Not strictly a museum as even the old bears are replicas. I was hoping for some interesting old bears with a history of the companies that have made the best but there was very little of that. There wasn't much about modern favourites either so very much felt let down. We... More 

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

A great place to visit for Teddy Bear lovers of all different ages. Brilliant for both a nostalgic and for current Teddy fans. A must visit place we think. Staff very welcoming and courteous and made us all feel very special on this unique place to visit in Dorchester,including a Finders Fun Sheet for our younger guests to complete. Good... More 

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Peak District - Derbyshire, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

We visited this as part of the gold pass and glad we did as we wouldn't have paid separately for it. Small museum lots of teddys then a few to buy some new and some secondhand Daughter wasn't even over bothered

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Uckfield, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

A cheek really to call it a museum. The visit was over in 15 minutes. We felt cheated that we had passed over good money for very little. If Dorchester is selling it's self on the museums, somebody needs to give them a shake up!

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Bristol, Uk
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

It probably won't delay all but the die hard teddy enthusiasts for more than half an hour or so, but it's interesting enough and could be useful on a wet day.

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Immingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

we did the gold star pass and its excellent value and also great fun for the kids , he loved the life like teddies and he also liked the quiz and story sheet we were given to take the tour and the lady in the shop was lovely she made my little boys day :)

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