Cotswolds

Teddy Bears of Witney

A specialty toy store and museum devoted to the world’s favourite toy – cuddly, stuffed teddy bears.

Hundreds of Teddy Bears

It’s a toy store like no other! With hundreds of teddy bears in various sizes, attire and background stories, Teddy Bears of Witney is a fun place to visit. Founded as an antiques shop back in 1880 that specialised in collecting teddy bears, they have now gained fame for their exclusive and creative collection of teddy bears and some animal soft toys.

Their annual catalogue boasts hundreds of limited edition bears from all over the globe from famed manufacturers such as Merrythought Steiff, Clemens Spieltiere, and Rainbow Designs.

Teddy Bear Museum

In a first of its kind, the Teddy Bears of Witney houses a free museum dedicated to a collection of famous teddy bears like Alfonzo which belonged to Princess Xenia of Russia and Aloysius, star of Brideshead Revisited. Other favourites include Witney Signing Bear, Nicholas, Little Miss Teddy, Ivor, Witney Christmas Bear and Bristol – all of which have their own heart-warming story.

This store is a must-visit for families with little children.