Here in the New Forest in the beautiful village of
Beaulieu, Hampshire, our studio and shop began some two hundred years ago as a row of donkey stables with the cart sheds behind and a forge next door. Now housing ‘Bartie Ventures’ - our
teddy bear restoration, repair and cleaning business and our
manufacturing site - this lovely, quirky location is the perfect setting for
Bear It In Mind.
All our work is carried out on-site and in full view of visitors. We are happy to encourage interest in the techniques and methods of our profession and to demonstrate and discuss individual cases when requested.
We offer a
full restoration service for all teddy bears
and other soft bodied toys from cleaning and repair through to replacement joints and eyes. We do not discriminate against age or value but do require a proper viewing of the patient to fairly assess needs.
(Please contact us to discuss options.)
Bartie Bristle is our own design and is only available to purchase here. He comes in a variety of sizes and styles including an annual edition and special issues. Bartie is quite unique and very much the centre of attention here at Bear It In Mind.
NB: We are happy to discuss the care of larger collections where required.
We are open 10.00am - 5.00pm on Saturday and closed Friday and Sunday.
Please contact us if you are planning to visit on any other day. We will be in the studio but the shop might be closed.