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Dorset Teddy Bear Museum

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Very small, but some interesting and nostalgic exhibits. Good shop for teddies!

Very small, only took 30mins to go around and see everything. Particularly liked the nostalgic... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Fun museum for all ages

Interesting museum with lots of teddies. Fun story to read on way round. Suitable for all ages... read more

Reviewed October 25, 2018
Melanie R
Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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Cnr. of High East Street and Salisbury Street, Dorchester DT1 1JU, England
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very small, only took 30mins to go around and see everything. Particularly liked the nostalgic exhibit with teddys from our childhood (particularly sooty etc). Buy the "5 museums for the price of 2" ticket, then you get value for money. Well stocked shop with every...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Barrie
Reviewed November 29, 2018

Three of us were in Dorchester one rainy day, and, still having our bears from our childhoods some fifty years ago, we popped into the Teddy Bear Museum. £6.50 each for admission was, we felt, rather steep for half a dozen rooms of bears in...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Phil B
Reviewed November 16, 2018 via mobile

My teenage daughter and myself really enjoyed the museum. It was the size I was expecting but didn’t expect the bedroom full of teddies and kitchen room, just expected displays. I also loved the dolls house. In one of the rooms. Wish it was cheaper...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Laura B
Reviewed October 25, 2018

Interesting museum with lots of teddies. Fun story to read on way round. Suitable for all ages. Loved the Sooty show. Note: there are stairs to the museum.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Melanie R
Reviewed October 17, 2018 via mobile

I had led the family to go to this and it was lovely. The bear story and the layout was very quaint and interesting. We eeked it out though and only managed to make it last 30 minutes. The little sooty show was cute. The...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank NatE589
Reviewed September 20, 2018

One big yawn, access to upstairs was terrible for all but the most agile and frankly it is just a load of Teddy's ... well what else would we expect I suppose, but even the Grandchildren thought it was a poor.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Littlejohn67
Reviewed August 26, 2018 via mobile

Buy a gold pass and do all five museums 47.99 family of 4 teddy bear the best to all teddy lovers and even the teenages will be smiling so many bears to see great photo's we loved the hall of fame wall of bears two...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Kathryn S
Reviewed August 26, 2018 via mobile

At full price you’d feel short changed but more on that in a minute. You go up some stairs and there are two themes running. Firstly some giant teddy bears who are the “family”, and then a collection of teddy bears which easily rivals most...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank PhilHough
Reviewed August 21, 2018 via mobile

It is massively over-priced: you ascend some stairs and basically roam around approximately 5 small rooms full of frankly bizarre and disordered displays of musty toys. I walked as slowly as possible and had seen everything in 20 minutes. Although some of it will stay...More

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank Kiddo D
Reviewed August 6, 2018

Some people have said this establishment is too small , to those people I say It's a perfect place for young children to explore. Each room is decorated and filled with items from bygone days , so interesting for adults too along with life size...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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