My Favorite Teddy Bear
Yaroslavl, Pochtovaya ul., building 8
Tel .: +7 (485) 272-59-93
Tue – Sun: from 11:00 to 19:00
ready to open at any convenient time upon prior request
Full – 200 rubles
Discounted – 150 rubles
Children under 3 years old – free
Excursion – 500 rubles per group
Master class – from 150 rubles / person
The museum manager
Olga Mikhailovna Nikonova
The collection presented in the museum is private and belongs to three Yaroslavl collector historians. It was first presented to the public in 2003 (at that time the exhibition was located in the building of the Metropolitan Chambers), and in 2009, the old dream of creating a separate museum dedicated to bears was realized. The first teddy bears to fall into the collection were their own family ones owned by their parents and grandmothers. The collection was replenished with teddy bears from acquaintances, friends, and visitors – many people have old toys that no one plays with at home and there is nowhere to store them, but they don’t want to throw them away because they remind them of old times.
There is an extensive exhibition of ancient teddy bears in five rooms of the museum on two floors. Guided tours and workshops are available for an extra fee; the museum has a gift shop with a large selection of handmade toys as well as a tea room.
The museum has a large collection of more than five hundred bears from different eras and different countries. Adult visitors will surely see a bear that reminds them of their favorite stuffed animal from their childhood and children will find new plush friends. In addition to stuffed teddy bears, the museum presents bears made from different materials such as porcelain, wood, and metal. The bear is a symbol of Yaroslavl and all of Russia and this theme is also reflected in the museum’s exhibition.