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“I agree with other reviewers - creepy!”

Dorset Teddy Bear Museun
Ranked #16 of 40 things to do in Dorchester
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Level 4 Contributor
27 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“I agree with other reviewers - creepy!”
Reviewed 13 May 2013 via mobile

Just a load of manikins with bear heads on and bear mittens. They are not cuddly bears by any stretch of the imagination. The bears feet are just like human feet which adds to the whole Frankenstein's monster eerie feel to the whole thing. Cramped house with bad karma.

Wouldn't rush to go back, especially with young children - it'll give them nightmares!

Visited February 2013
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English first
Cascais, Portugal
Level 5 Contributor
69 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“Wife loved it as much as the kids”
Reviewed 18 April 2013

The Teddy Bear museum is was a good visit with a story being told as you walk around the teddy house. There are also various displays of teddys through the ages, including all your TV and story book favorites.

Visited April 2013
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Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Awful value for money.”
Reviewed 11 April 2013

A very small museum, which my son found a little creepy. Some very large and dusty-looking bears which could do with some restoration. Not much to do except look at the glass cases filled with teddy bears, this only took about 15 minutes. There was a very small selection available to buy but they were expensive and there wasn't much choice. I wouldn't make a special journey to see it.

Visited April 2013
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UK
Level 5 Contributor
66 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“This is fantastic”
Reviewed 1 April 2013

My 6 year old daughter loved this. Even my 46 year old husband loved this. They give you a story to read at the beginning to work your way around the different rooms, would recommend doing this.

Visited March 2013
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wales
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Vfm not!”
Reviewed 25 March 2013

Poor value for money. Almost 16 pounds for the three of us to enter which the lady had trouble adding up. Eerie and dusty. Some lovely bears but not entertaining. All over in ten mins. Take your child to a toy shop not here!

Visited March 2013
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