The Merrythought Teddy Bear Shop and Museum


This unique shop is home to a huge range of traditional and limited edition teddy bears, Cheeky Bears, Punkie bears and unusual Merrythought soft toys from hobby horses to hippos. All of the current collection are in stock as well as a number of rare discontinued items and shop exclusives.

Within the shop is a small museum with some of the earliest Merrythought and Farnell teddy bears (dating back as far as 1909) as well as many other wonderful characters created by Merrythought over the years.

Merrythought has been hand-making the quintessential English teddy bear in the World Heritage Site of Ironbridge, Shropshire, since 1930 and is now the last remaining British teddy bear manufacturer. The company is a fourth generation family business founded by Mr W.G Holmes in 1930 as a diversification from his mohair mill in Yorkshire.

Times and prices are subject to change. Contact venue before setting out.

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