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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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Calling all arctophiles

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 9 January 2017
Midsomer Norton, United Kingdom
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Midsomer Norton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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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26 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 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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16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 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
Winchester, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

Boring, smelly and old, for my grand daughter 3 years years ago . Have you improved.? WE love Dorchester

Thank Tessa L
Abertillery, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

We had purchased a Golden Ticket online for the 5 museums (5 uiseums for the price of 2)...and to be honest we only went to this one because I like teddy bears. However once we were in there even my husband and 12 year old Grandson enjoyed it. Not the biggest museum to visit but certainly packed full of bears,... More 

Thank Joan H
London, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

To be fair I'd say this museum is worth more than a 3/5 but probably not quite a 4. As stated by other reviewers if you were to look at this as one museum in itself then it probably isn't worth the trip or the ticket price unless you're crazy about teddies. But as part of a wider trip to... More 

Thank Andy H
Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
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77 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

Went with our 5yo son as part of the 5 museums ticket. Not huge but pleasant enough and there's stuff for little ones to play with.

Thank HVetinari

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