Korea Travelogue: Teddy Bear Museum

Teddy Bear museum is definitely my favorite attraction in Jeju Island! Built in 2011, it’s a museum dedicated to, well, teddy bears.  Here you can see teddies depicting historical events, portraying famous people or characters and illustrating the Korea’s traditional practices. What a fun place which brings back so many childhood memories 🙂

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First up! History presented by cute teddies! The signboards are in Korean with little English, so I may not be correct on some events.

Dragon Dance in Hong Kong

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Peace movement in America

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Discovering Terracotta Army in China. Even the terracotta warriors are teddies!

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Opening of Disneyland in 1955. Recognizing Snow White was easy-peasy; but it took me a while longer to guess the identity of the bear in blue and red, until I noticed its ears. Yups, that’s Mickey Mouse, or should I say, Mickey bear? Haha!

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Normady War in 1944

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Charlie Chaplin in comedy Modern Times (1936)

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Ford Model T, the world’s first affordable automobile. Check out the clothes, so much effort put into every detail!

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Apollo 11 Lunar Landing

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Amundsen’s Antarctic Expedition with adorable teddy huskies

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Titanic  (1912)….

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… with Jack and Rose in their iconic pose

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Albert Einstein

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John Logie Baird, the inventor of the world’s first television.

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The theme shifts from history to more recent times. Coronation of the Queen…

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Wedding of Princess Diana and Prince Charles

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Michael Jordan

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Mother Theresa

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Elvis Presley

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The Beatles

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Marilyn Monroe

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My Fair Lady

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Superman

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Snow White and the 7 dwarves

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Peter Pan. It took me a while to recognize this until I saw Captain Hook’s right “hand”.

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Solitaire Cards

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Mini teddies

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Fashion show with 2 back stages

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Village life in olden days

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Traditional Korean wedding

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The most expensive bear in this museum- Louis Vuitton bear

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I am sure more of us are familiar with Care Bears….

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Welcome to my fruit and vegetable stall!

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Oppa Gangnam style

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Giant bear!

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Do set aside some time to check out the outdoor garden with life-sized bear sculptures. I spend too much time indoors and didn’t get to spend any time there 🙁

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