Teddies at the ready for more museum events

Laila Holt , left, and Francesca Weir get to grips with a bear.

Laila Holt , left, and Francesca Weir get to grips with a bear.

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Portsmouth City Museum’s Teddy Bear Story exhibition continues until next month and, on Thursday, the museum is hosting another Bear Hunt.

The exhibition from the V&A Museum of Childhood is touring and has come to Portsmouth on its first stop in the south.

It features nearly 150 teddy bears, including rare and diverse examples, as well as teddies from books, films and television programmes and teddy bear merchandise. As well as exploring the history of the teddy bear, it also features a Three Bears play house and activity area for families.

Like the exhibition itself, the hunt on Thursday is free.

Aimed at children aged five to 11, each hunt lasts about 30 minutes from 10.30am, 11.30am, 1pm and 2pm.

The challenge is to find 21 teddies created by local knitters from The Fratton Live at Home group during a guided tour of the museum.

Children are invited to bring their own teddies along too.

Teddy Bear Story continues until September 15, open 10am to 5pm (last entry 4.30pm), Tuesday to Sunday, at Museum Road.

Bear Hunt places on Thursday are limited, so advance booking on (023) 9282 7261, (023) 9283 4744 is recommended.

See portsmouthmuseums.co.uk for more information.

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