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 🙂
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
Peace movement in America
Discovering Terracotta Army in China. Even the terracotta warriors are teddies!
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!
Normady War in 1944
Charlie Chaplin in comedy Modern Times (1936)
Ford Model T, the world’s first affordable automobile. Check out the clothes, so much effort put into every detail!
Apollo 11 Lunar Landing
Amundsen’s Antarctic Expedition with adorable teddy huskies
… with Jack and Rose in their iconic pose
John Logie Baird, the inventor of the world’s first television.
The theme shifts from history to more recent times. Coronation of the Queen…
Wedding of Princess Diana and Prince Charles
My Fair Lady
Snow White and the 7 dwarves
Peter Pan. It took me a while to recognize this until I saw Captain Hook’s right “hand”.
Fashion show with 2 back stages
Village life in olden days
Traditional Korean wedding
The most expensive bear in this museum- Louis Vuitton bear
I am sure more of us are familiar with Care Bears….
Welcome to my fruit and vegetable stall!
Oppa Gangnam style
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 🙁