The Bear Museum

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