Teddy Bear Story

22 Sep 12 - 24 Feb 13

Teddy bear, Gold Yorkshire cloth plush jointed teddy bear, Steiff, 1905-10, Germany © Victoria and Albert Museum

Teddy bear, Gold Yorkshire cloth plush jointed teddy bear, Steiff, 1905-10, Germany © Victoria and Albert Museum

Teddy Bear Story comes to us from the V & A Museum of Childhood, and celebrates what is arguably the most popular and universally loved toy in the world.  Bears have featured in folk and fairy tales for centuries; this exhibition explores the history of the teddy bear from the first designs based on real animals to modern character and designer bears.

There is also a teddy themed interactive area especially for children and families to explore - with a Three Bears' House and woodland story telling area with books, dressing up and other activities.