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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 #18 of 21 Attractions in Dorchester
Type: Museums
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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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
13 reviews 13 reviews
10 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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11 reviews 11 reviews
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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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139 reviews 139 reviews
3 attraction reviews
137 helpful votes 137 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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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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3 attraction reviews
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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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Worthing, United Kingdom
13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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59 reviews 59 reviews
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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