|Type||Teddy bear museum|
|Collection size||Teddy bears and related items|
|Founder||Judy Sparrow (First Teddy Bear Museum)|
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 closed in 2006.
The British broadcaster Gyles Brandreth founded a Teddy Bear Museum in Stratford-upon-Avon. After 18 years it was relocated to the Polka Theatre in Wimbledon, London and then, in 2016, relocated again to Newby Hall, near Ripon, in North Yorkshire.
The Jeju Teddy bear museum in South Korea has many kinds of teddy bears from various countries.
Other notable museums
- Dorset Teddy Bear Museum, Dorchester, England
- The Merrythought Teddy Bear Shop & Museum, Shropshire, England
- The Den of Marbletown, Teddy Bear Museum, Kingston, New York, U.S.
- Deutsches Teddybären Museum (German Teddy Bear Museum)
- Teddy Bear Museum Pattaya, Thailand
- TeddyVille Museum, Georgetown, Penang, Malaysia -opened 2016
- Teseum, Teddy Bear Safari Theme Park, Jeju Island, South Korea
- Nasu Teddy Bear Museum, Japan
- Hida Takayama Teddy Bear Eco Village, Takayama, Japan
- My lovely Bear Teddy Museum, Yaroslavl, Russia
- Teddy Bear Museum at N Seoul Tower, South Korea - opened in 2008
- Teddy Bear Museum of Naples, Florida, USA — operated from 1990 to 2005
- "Polka Theatre - World-class theatre for children". www.polkatheatre.com. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 19 March 2016.
- "Gyles Brandreth's 1,000 teddies move to Newby Hall". BBC. 24 May 2016. Retrieved 28 August 2019.
- "Teddy Bear Museum". doopedia.[dead link]
- "Teddy Bear Museum". Japan Deluxe Tours. Retrieved 16 May 2019.
- "Teddy Bear Museum Opens in N Seoul Tower at Mt. Namsan". Korea Tourism Organization. Archived from the original on 8 May 2014. Retrieved 4 October 2012.
- Teddy Bear Museum Directory Archived 27 December 2008 at the Wayback Machine
- Stratford-upon-Avon Teddy Bear Museum
- TeddyVille Museum Penan
- IZU Teddy Bear Museum
- NASU Teddy Bear Museum
- Jeju Teddy Bear Museum (in English)
- IZU Teddy Bear Museum Instagram official