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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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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Bearsssssss

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 23, 2015
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kent
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14 reviews 14 reviews
13 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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
4 helpful votes 4 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
5 helpful votes 5 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
4 helpful votes 4 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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147 reviews 147 reviews
3 attraction reviews
141 helpful votes 141 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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31 reviews 31 reviews
8 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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
37 helpful votes 37 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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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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