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Address: Cnr. of High East Street and Salisbury Street, Dorchester DT1 1JU, England
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+44 1305 266040
10:00 - 16:00
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Small but interesting

One of a group of museums in Dorchester, available with a joint ticket. This is upstairs to the terracotta warriors. Set out with large teddies in different rooms (some young... read more

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Wickham Market
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of a group of museums in Dorchester, available with a joint ticket. This is upstairs to the terracotta warriors. Set out with large teddies in different rooms (some young children a bit scared). Lots of different teddies on display, and lots to buy

Thank drpetembe
Mansfield, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We purchased the golden ticket to visit 5 different museums. The teddy bear museum was small and didn't take long to finish but it was pleasant and all of the bears were well looked after and it was lovely to see some bears from my own childhood.

Thank emma s
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9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Brilliant family day here. 😁 Would differently return, Children enjoyed it and so did us adults. Staff was lovely.

Thank smithyyy26
Winchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The exhibit is very small (it really won't take you very long to look around) so I felt the entrance fee was a bit high considering. However, what there is to see is pretty cool, bears of all shapes and sizes! Nice shop and staff are very friendly.

Thank catp79
Midsomer Norton, United Kingdom
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646 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 496 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 January 2017

This is the name for people who love and collect teddy bears. We visited on an exceedingly rainy day so we were the only visitors. A disembodied voice was reading excerpts from Winnie the Pooh. The venue is an old Methodist Chapel divided into two parts; the lower exhibition is an historical show not really related to the area of... More 

Thank Brian-Snellgrove
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

We came looking for the dinosaur museum, which was closed (despite the website saying it was open) and therefore ended up here with two kids (8 and 6). It is small but will absorb a fun 20-45 minutes with some lovely exhibits, interesting explanations and nice activities for the kids. Worth popping into.

Thank Toby L
Hitchin, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 November 2016

The 3/5 rating is not because its a naff place, but because its quite pricey for what you get. Outside the building it seems fairly big, but inside you will find it is just the upstairs. On the subject of the stairs, they are quite steep as this is an old building. There are about 6-8 different scenes and many... More 

Thank David S
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 October 2016

This is a small museum at the end of Dorchester, it is shared with a museum about the Chinese Terracotta Army. You can get a joint ticket but we only wanted to see the Teddies. It is upstairs only not sure if there was a lift for those who may have difficulties.It is divided into many rooms.There are teddies of... More 

Thank MiddlesexTrixie
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10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

Bought a 5 for 2 visit ticket. I was looking forward to the teddy bear museum the most. It was just lovely to look at the only teddies. Sooty and sweep musical and reading the teddy bear story on the way round. Although the exhibition wasn't large it was interesting. I loved it 👍

Thank Stanley1108
Halesowen, United Kingdom
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17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 October 2016

Great for small children who looked up in awe when they first saw the life size teddy bears. Nice and compact. Good for killing an hour or two with small children.

Thank jch21c1

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