The Teddy Bear Museum located in Jeju Island shows exhibits that tell the 100-year history of teddy bears including famous scenes, popular teddy bears of different eras, also antique teddy bears; Elvis Presley, Mona Lisa, you named them all.
The museum was opened on April 24, 2001 and contains two galleries. The merchandise shop is on the ground floor, and the museum is on the 1st & 2nd floor. The museum gallery was grouped into three sections: the History Hall, the Art Hall and the Project Exhibition Hall.
The History Hall
You can witness the famous figure from the past in this hall, such as America’s 26th President ‘Theodore Roosevelt’, also Teddy bears of the “The Last Supper” from Leonardo Da Vinci. There are also teddy bears featured in some historic events and scene from the past, such as:
The Art Hall
The Michaelangelo Teddy Bear
The latest artworks of world’s famous designers are shown in The Art Hall, such as Mona Lisa Teddy Bear, also the luxurious Louis Vuitton Teddy Bear.
Louis Vuitton Teddy Bear
Project Exhibition Hall
The teddy bears are grouped to suit the theme of each exhibition, also the smallest Teddy Bear in the world at the size of 4.5mm. There is a museum bar opened only for adult, so you can dine or drink coffee at the museum cafe or bar while appreciating the beautiful scenery of Jeju Island. However, it only opens in the summer. There are also other places besides the fancy cafe or bar, such as the museum garden where you can meet the marvelous teddy bear sculptures and models.
The garden was decorated with various themes such as the Korean bear family and the magical pond.The opening hour is 09.00-19.00 depending on the season, and the admission fee for adults is W 9,500; teenagers W 8,500; Children W 7,500. The price for groups more than 20 visitors are different, you can click here for more details and information.
An interesting way to learn history and art, definitely worth a try!