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The Teddy Bear Museum

About the museum

A unique family museum with its evocative and enchanting displays of teddy bears from throughout the last century. The earliest teddy bears right up to today’s TV favourites, including Rupert Bear, Winnie the Pooh and Paddington, are all there to be seen and enjoyed. The museum’s oldest bear is Michael, made in 1906, based on the original teddy bear design and pattern. The museum is set in the ‘house’ of Edward Bear – a human sized teddy bear – who with his family are avid bear collectors! The whole visit is great nostalgic fun!


  • Merrythought
  • Winnie the Pooh
  • Collectors’ Bears
  • Rupert Bear
  • Paddington Bear
  • Old Bears
  • Steiff

Special features

  • Teddy Bear House
  • People Sized Bears


High East St/Salisbury St

Opening times

Apr-Sep Mon-Sun 10am-5pm
Oct-Mar Mon-Sun 10am-4pm
Closed (13th – 26th December)


For Admission Charges please go to The Teddy Bear Museum website


tel: 01305 263200
e: email

Save money with the Gold Saver Pass, effectively a 5 for 2 ticket to all 5 attractions. The ticket is valid for 7 days from the date of purchase at any of the museums, or 7 days from the first visit when purchased online at

Do check The Teddy Bear Museum website for the latest information before visiting.

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