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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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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Waste of money.!!! And time!!! Staff very nice, hardly a museum, better things to do for free else where

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Walsall
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW via mobile

Ok so here's the good points: - my 2 year old liked going in the rooms and touching the items he could touch - the staff are very nice. Here's the rest: - I wouldn't class this as a museum, it's like the old house of someone who hoarded teddy bears - it's too small for the price - we... More 

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Barry, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

My Wife had wanted to visit the Bears for some time now. We were not disappointed. It's a grand place with bears of all sizes and shapes, all done in interesting separate rooms, the bedroom is great as there are about 7 bears in bed, and the kitchen too. It starts with the history of the teddy bear. You can... More 

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Newbury, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

What a fantastic find in Dorchester. My wife and I love bears, so this was a little treat to come and see a house where adult-sized bears live with all their friends. many well-known teddies are represented such as Paddington and Rupert as well as many others in lovely rooms laid out like a real house. Well worth a visit... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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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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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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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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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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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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