Wednesday, September 10, 2008

The Teddy Bear Museum In Englad Is Closed And The Contents Sold.

September 9, 2008, According to the BBC, The Teddy Bear Museum, based on Stratford-Upon-Avon, in England is being closed, and the contents were actioned. This photo is of the Museum front, and for 20 years, the World's Biggest, and Best Loved Bear sat in the entrance of the Museum. Hundreds of Thousands of children have played on him, including 2 Royal Princesses. One report states that the 11 foot bear had not been sold, but a different report from the auction house of Bonham's in Knowles stated that the bear did sell, for 18 pounds. (If anyone has the correct information, please share it with me by making a comment in the place provided below this post.) The Museum has been in a transition state for the last few years, as the owners wished to retire. Some of the world's most famous bears had been donated or lent to the Museum and now, unfortunately, the collection has had to be broken up and sold. Some of the bears were actioned on Sept. 9 th. Please share any further information you may come across in a comment below. Thank you. ~Lovethemsteiff~ (Further information on the sale of this museum is included in the comment below by Lynda, from A Friendly Company Of Bears.)

1 comment:

Lynda (Granny K) said...

Hi Carol, It is such a pity that the museum closed. I have been looking in back copies of Teddy Bear Club International mag and found an article in issue 166 about the close of the museum and the auction, which was held in Sept 2007. There were 181 lots and the final total made was £93,419.
The Toy Museum at Ribchester also closed down, very sad.