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Merrythought Teddy Bear Shop

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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I was back to my childhood and so excited as we arrived to be welcomed first by a giant bear... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Derby, United Kingdom
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Best teddy selection

We went on the 2nd November this year unfortunately we weren't able to see them being made anymore... read more

Reviewed November 6, 2018
Chris J
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This unique shop is home to a huge range of traditional and limited edition teddy bears, all made onsite in the world famous Merrythought teddy bear factory (est. 1930). The UK's only teddy bear factory. Within the shop is a small museum with some...more
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Merrythought Village Dale End | Ironbridge, Coalbrookdale, Telford TF8 7NJ, England
+44 1952 433044
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All reviews behind the counter lovely lady spoilt for choice well worth a visit bears teddies childhood factory collection mohair collector ironbridge
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I was back to my childhood and so excited as we arrived to be welcomed first by a giant bear outside I wanted to take home. Then we was welcomed by a lovely lady I wanted to knock her off her chair and take her...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank 780jjb
Reviewed November 6, 2018

We went on the 2nd November this year unfortunately we weren't able to see them being made anymore, but the bears were absolutely gorgeous and for me, was spoilt for choice! I make bears but still had to buy one! the selection there covers all...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Chris J
Reviewed October 23, 2018

Always brings a smile to my face to pop in here being a lover of all teddies. It's fine just to look around and find out more about the history of the firm. Yes - the ones on sale are on the expensive side but...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank JANE B
Reviewed June 12, 2018

This is a place for serious collectors rather than a toy gift unless it is for a very special reason. Very high quality and even RAF Centenary bears. My favourite in the museum Sooty who I had as a child and still have one today.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Mike P
Reviewed November 5, 2017

Gorgeous little shop full of the most wonderful hand crafted superb quality teddies. I loved the little 'museum' display cases with some of their old products (not just bears)

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank SDIB
Reviewed October 30, 2017

What a lovely find. My friend took me for a trip to the World Heritage Site Ironbridge and we had a stop at he charming Merrythought Teddy Bear Shop. There were bears galore and all shapes and sizes. These bears are all hand made and...More

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed October 4, 2017

To keep a promise of something special to a special little boy in New Zealand we chose a special bear,not cheap but special,we even got him a passport.

Date of experience: January 2017
Thank davjohno
Reviewed September 29, 2017 via mobile

A must visit if you love quality made teddy bears 🐻 and friends. We visited purely to visit the "Bear it in Mind" hospital service. We took Hunnybear (50+years) for a little bit of restorative attention. The workmanship was superb and highly recommended. The shop...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Sproxo
Reviewed September 24, 2017

We love this shop and visit every time we are in Ironbridge. We own six Merrythought animals and we like the fact that the staff are as enthusiastic about the animals as we are. They realise that their 'products' are much more than toys. The...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank kittyginger
Reviewed May 29, 2017

If you have young ones take them there and treat them!!.Expensive but worth it if you have a special person to buy for.

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank Paolina436
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