From all places I visited in Jeju, this place excites my inner child most. Imagine the whole museum filled with cute plushies and adorable teddies! At least girls and children will love Teddy Bear Museum at Jeju. Sorry guys!
If you’ve been to Teddy Bear Museum at N Seoul Tower (it was closed recently, link here to Teddy Bear Museum N Seoul Tower), you’ll find this place is much larger. The museum exhibits various teddy bear from all countries with their historical origins.
The museum opened in 2001 and exhibits the changing face of teddy bear through over a century of development. The gallery is grouped into three sections: the History Hall, the Art Hall and the Project Exhibition Hall.
What I found adorable here was those teddy bear dressed up as famous icons and celebrities. You’ll see the teddy bear versions of Marilyn Monroe, Bruce Lee, Michael Jackson, Charlie Caplin, and you mention it… There are replicas of famous paintings such as Monalisa, The Last Supper and Michelangelo’s The Creation too.
The museum was promoted in “Princess Hours 궁” K-drama. So there are teddy bears from the drama exhibits at the museum too. Find them familiar?
It took me less than 2 hours to tour around the museum. If you have time, you can visit Elvis Show where they play a short performance by Elvis Teddy Bear and shop for Elvis souvenirs. There are timings for the show.
After finish touring the museum, it’s time to shop for some souvenirs! The lowest level is the souvenir shops where we can buy teddy bear souvenirs. They have various teddy bear soft toys in different costumes, keychains, stationaries, etc..
From cherished childhood mementos to priceless collectables, you’re sure to fall in love with the furry inhabitants of this delightful museum. When visiting Jeju, this place is not to be missed by teddy bear lovers and parents with children.
- Adult 7,000 KRW / Group (more than 20 people) 5,000 KRW
- Youth 6,000 KRW / Group (more than 20 people) 4,000 KRW
- Child, senior and disabled visitors 5,000 KRW / Group (more than 20 people) 3,000 KRW
- Free admission for children under 3 years old
Opening Hours: Tickets are available for sale until 19:00
Low season: 09:00 – 20:00
High season: July 18th to August 23rd 09:00 – 22:00
How to go there:
Take an airport limousine No.600. Get off at Yeomiji Botanical Garden in Jungmun sightseeing complex, then walk for 5 min. It is a 50 minutes ride.