Jeju Teseum (Teddy Bear Museum)

This was the very first attraction that I visited in Korea, and the first in Jeju as well, so it holds a very special place in my heart haha. We came here immediately after landing at Jeju International Airport.

For those who love teddy bears and have fond memories of having one as a toy in your childhood, this is the perfect place for you to visit. Here, you can see many different types of teddy bears, all dressed and designed for different occasions and scenarios. 

Teseum Safari is a new concept museum, the first of its kind in the world, exhibiting stitched dolls shaped like wildlife animals, marine animals, flowers, birds and more. The wild animal zone on the first floor has a photo zone for visitors to take photos with lions, tigers, and elephants along with teddy bears.

On the second floor, varied animal dolls like dolphins, sharks and marine animals such as octopus, turtle, flamingo, crane, and a flock of ducks are available. On the second floor of Building B, a 4m-tall teddy bear is available for children to play with by running around freely at the playground, as well as watching all the teddy bears appearing in a teddy drama “New Heart.” Teseum Art Gallery shows movie parody teddy bear, Greek mythology parody teddy bear, and world costume teddy bears.

A gift shop sells various teddy bear goods and lovely teddy bears. A restaurant in the basement sells handmade pizza with personalized toppings is available. In particular, wish trees located throughout Building A on the first and second floors can be a special event for tourists.

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Here, you’ll find teddy bears in the strangest, weirdest, and cutest themes:

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Expensive bear
More expensive bear
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Even more expensive bear
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Jeju Haenyeo?
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Teddy bear band (with music!)
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Photo op ~

Famous stories recreated with miniature teddy bears, an example of which is Gulliver’s Travels:

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There is this room fitted with glass windows: you can stand outside to watch the sewing of bears (if there happens to be someone there), or just admire the bears that are a work-in-progress.

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You also have teddy bears fitting into famous artworks: so cute!

 
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Leonardo da Vinci’s Vitruvian Man
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Van Gogh’s Starry Night Over the Rhône
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One of the Greek/Roman goddesses
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Dressed in the style of a Korean medical drama
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Wonder Girls! I want nobody nobody but you ~
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Pretty crowded

I think we spent about two hours here. Naturally, most of the time will be spent taking photographs. I really enjoyed looking at the teddy bears here and it became a memory that really stuck in my head – I was 20 at that time, but clearly age doesn’t really stop you from having a good time at Teseum. Kids love this place because they get so engrossed playing with the teddy bears (that are photo ops) and admiring all the ones in beautiful costumes, while adults also get their fair share of fun identifying the teddy bears from familiar art pieces and spotting their costume resemblance to modern stars. 

This is a fantastic place for families and couples, and generally for anyone who loves a good photo op (& teddy bears!). If you aren’t keen on any of these, you may find this place a little boring. 

The admission fee prices are quite decent, although one thing that may put you off is getting here. Again, I advise you not to fret about taking a taxi in Jeju: it’s very convenient, and a lot cheaper than you imagine. A 20-minute taxi ride should set you back less than 10 000 won, probably around 7000 to 8000 won. Jeju taxi drivers are also rather polite and know the way to most places, and they all go by the meter, so don’t worry about getting ripped off either.


ADMISSION FEES

Adults – Individual 10,500 won / Groups 8,000 won
Teenagers – Individual 9,000 won / Groups 7,000 won
Children – Individual 8,000 won / Groups 6,000 won
* Groups of 20 people or more
* Babies (ages 2 or younger) are free admission (not group visitors)


OPENING HOURS

08:30-19:00 
* Last admission is an hour before closing.


DIRECTIONS

Address: 2159, Pyeonghwa-ro, Jeju-si, Jeju-do

Unfortunately, it seems that you are unable to get to Teseum by foot or by bus. KTO recommends that you take a taxi to Teseum Safari from Jeju Airport. The journey should take approximately 20 minutes.

 

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3 thoughts on “Jeju Teseum (Teddy Bear Museum)

  1. When did you visit the museum? It looked much different than the current exhibition. At first, I thought there are Teddy museums in Jeju 🙂 It’s good to know that they change the themes year after year. Quite refreshing!

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