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.[citation needed]

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

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.[citation needed]

The Jeju Teddy bear museum in South Korea has many kinds of teddy bears from various countries.[citation needed][2]



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

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