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Here in the New Forest in the beautiful village of Beaulieu , Hampshire, our Studio, Shop and Teddy Bear Hospital 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 Bartie Bristle 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.



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Pop-up Clinics

Bring your teddy bear along for free advice on identification, age or ‘clinical’ needs.  Some treatments such as eye replacements and claw stitching will be available for a small charge on the day.  Other more complex repairs and restorations can be taken back to the studio workshop in Beaulieu to be carried out.  Demonstrations of traditional bear making techniques throughout the day.

Free.  Small charge for repairs carried out on the day.

Sunday 23rd February
10.00am - 4.00pm
Hugglets, Kensington Town Hall, London
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Saturday 8th March
10.30am - 5.00pm
Merrythought, Ironbridge, Shropshire
visit merrythought website
Thursday 17th April
10am - 1.00pm

Portsmouth City Museum

Saturday 21st June
10am - 4.00pm
Alton Teddy Bear Festival, Alton Assembly Rooms
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Saturday 12th July
10.30am - 5.00pm
Koko’s Bear Shop, Ryde, Isle of Wight
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September TBA
10.30am - 5.00pm
Merrythought, Ironbridge, Shropshire
visit merrythought website
Sunday 14th September
10.30am - 4.00pm
Hugglets, Kensington Town Hall, London
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Visit Bartie's official Facebook page!
Barties Facebook Page!
Amanda and Julie now write the "Teddy Bear Doctors" page in Teddy Bear Times!



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Bear it in Mind - Collectable Teddy Bears (including Merrythought) Restoration, Cleaning and Repair.

Bear it in Mind - High Street, Beaulieu, Hampshire SO42 7YA
Tel: 01590 612097 - Mobile: 07523 746169 - Email: info@bearitinmind.com
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