Memories of Teddy Bears

Saturday 21 – Friday 27 October

Care Bears, Paddington Bear, Winnie the Pooh and more…the Museum is stuffed with lots of teddy bears! Discover bears with amazing stories in the collection, create your own soft toys, share your memories of favourite cuddly toys, and learn about the history of teddy bears.

Drop-in, All ages

Booking will be available shortly.


Make a Teddy Bear Workshop

Saturday 21 – Sunday 22 October
14.00-16.00 (120 mins)

A step-by-step workshop to create your very own teddy bear. Work with maker Emma Skinmore to complete a bespoke teddy bear to take home.

£15 per child, Age 8+


Teddy Bears’ Picnic Workshop

Monday 23 – Friday 27 October
10.30, 12.00, 14.00, 15.30 (60 mins)

Where would you take your favourite cuddly toys for a picnic? Create a colourful, miniature teddy bears’ picnic scene with illustrator Amy Brown.

£5 per child, Age 4+


Your Critter Friend Workshop

Monday 23 – Tuesday 24 October
10.40, 12.30, 14.40 (80 mins)

Get inspiration from our cuddly toy collection to create your own upcycled toy. Maker Cherene Hamilton will help you design and create your new critter friend.

£7 per child, Age 6+


Toy Memories: Photography Workshop

Wednesday 25 – Friday 27 October
10.40, 12.30, 14.40 (80 mins)

Do you have special memories of your favourite toy? Explore memories which the toys in the Museum hold with artist photographer Marysa Dowling, a mixture of making and photography workshop.

£7 per child, Age 6+