13th November 2012 -
4th January 2013
Open 7 days a week.
Oct - Mar 10am - 4pm
Closed 13th - 26th December
An Olde Tyme Celebration of Christmas with
Santa Bear in Dorchester.
- A Yule feast of Nostalgia
- A Delight for Children and Adults Alike
- For all your Christmas gifts visit
the Museums Olde Fashioned Bear Shop for the best selection of traditional bears,
including Steiff and other quality makes in the area.
Teddy Bears at Christmas:
In addition to the Teddy Bears and toys of yesteryear, the resident family of people-sized
Teddy Bears have decorated their home for the festive season and are working with Santa
Bear to make this an unforgettable Christmas. Not to be missed!
With Christmas bearing down on Dorchester the Bears of Casterbridge are celebrating the festive season by decorating their charming period home at the Teddy Bear Museum.
The people size family of teddy bears is totally unique. The head of the family Edward Bearidge, has called the celebration "Teddy Bears at Christmas" and it is being held from 13th November, throughout December, until twelfth night. The entire museum is decorated to create an olde tyme Christmas. The festive flavour can be enjoyed in sight, sounds and smells.
Edward, is hosting the event together with his extended family of 14 people-size bears who are engaged on Christmas activities throughout his charming Edwardian style house and the Museum. Santa Bear is present, busy working with some of the bears preparing for Christmas, while some of the other bears are busy in the kitchen making Christmas puddings. Grandpa bear has eaten too much and snores through it all, while the young bears are already preparing to go to bed on Christmas Eve.
"Teddy Bears at Christmas" is a delight for young and old alike, a real feast of nostalgia and not to be missed. The Teddy Bear Museum is at the corner of High East Street and Salisbury Street in Dorchester, the historic county town of Dorset. The Museum is open every day including New Year's Day but is closed on 13th - 26th December inclusive.