Teddy bear museum

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Tateshina Teddy Bear Museum, Tateshina, Nagano, Japan

A teddy bear museum is a museum about teddy bears. There are many teddy bear museums around the world.

The world's first Teddy Bear Museum was based in Petersfield, Hampshire, England, It was founded by Judy Sparrow in 1984, and housed a collection of antique teddy bears and related items. It was closed in 2006.

The British broadcaster Gyles Brandreth founded a Teddy Bear Museum in Stratford-upon-Avon, which has been relocated to Newby Hall,[1] Ripon, in North Yorkshire.

The V&A Museum of Childhood in Bethnal Green also has an extensive range of teddy bears.

The Jeju Teddy bear museum in South Korea has many kinds of teddy bears from various countries. It is divided into three sections: History Hall, Art Hall, and Project Exhibit Hall.



  1. ^ "Newby Hall". 
  2. ^ "Teddy Bear Museum Opens in N Seoul Tower at Mt. Namsan". Korea Tourism Organization. Retrieved 4 October 2012. 

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