By : Chha
Teddy bear is famous in South Korea, it seems to be representing love. There used to be a Teddy Bear Museum in N-Seoul Tower, now it is closed but yet they still use bear as their main attraction to represent love at N-Seoul Tower. We were kinda disappointed when we found out that the teddy bear museum in N-Seoul Tower were closed down. There is also a big teddy bear museum in Jeju Island but since we are not going over to Jeju Island, then we won't be able to visit the museum there. We have been looking, searching and finding .. haha ! for a possibility of finding any teddy bear museum around Seoul but where disappointed at first until the very last minute before our visit, we found Teteru Museum in Myeongdong and the best thing is .. it is still operating ! Awesome !
Teteru Museum in Myeongdong is not a very big museum, it is small but have cafe and souvenir shop all in the same building of 3 floors.
If you are a teddy bear fans, this is a place worth going, but if you are not, we would advice you not going because there is another bigger teddy bear museum in Jeju Island.
So now, getting there is seriously tricky if you have not been to Myeongdong before. We try to look for map and even browse through the Teteru Museum Official Page, everything is in Korean. We actually went there unprepared without knowing how or where to find. But thanks to the helpful tourist information people (the red people we call them) who are walking around Myeongdong area, we are able to find the Teteru Museum.
- Take subway to Myeongdong Station and Exit 6
- Turn left and walk straight.
- Walk straight until you reach the 3rd junction then turn left.
- Once you turn left you will see a big teddy bear in front of you. As photo below.
Teteru Museum from Google Map
Operating Hour :
Open : 10.30am
Close : 10.00pm
Last Admission : 9.30pm
Ticket Price :
Free 1 cup of drink, available at the Teteru Safari Cafe in the same building as the Teteru Museum.
Free Drink At Teteru Safari Cafe
The moment when you enter the Teteru Museum, you are greeted by this two wedding bear.
Teteru Souvenir Store in Teteru Safari Cafe
Even the toilet sign is using teddy bear.