Helen and Teddy Toy Museum

Voronezh region

Contact information

Voronezh region, Voronezh, Platonov st., Building 3,

Phone: +7 (473) 212-11-96,

E-mail: mail@helenandteddy.ru


Operating hours

Mon. – Sat.: 9:00-19:00 by prior appointment +7 (473) 212-11-96

Ticket price

Adults – 300 rubles.

Schoolchildren and pensioners – 150 rubles.

Children under 7 – free entrance.

Guided tour service and photo permit are included in the price.

Founder, owner, and director of the museum

Elena Ivanovna Kikteva



About museum

There is an unusual museum in Voronezh. The Helen and Teddy Museum is a collection of teddy bears. It is based on Elena Kikteva’s collection of 487 toy bears!

From teddy bears to sawdust-stuffed “clubfoot” from Soviet childhood – there are 105 toy bears, made in the 30s to 60s, in the collection. They are worn and shabby but so cute! Our Olympic bears of 1980 and 2014 are also in the collection. There are no less than 14 of just the rarities – ancient German toys of the late 19th century. There is also an old well-loved teddy bear from England.

Visitors to the exhibition can learn the history of the nickname “Teddy”, as well as other interesting facts from the history of toy bears. By the way, you can hold most of them. Here you can also read fairy tales about bears and chat.

The collection includes toys from Great Britain, Ireland, Scotland, Germany, France, Holland, Denmark and Japan.

Since 2021, the exhibition “Peter’s Great Embassy through Persons and Dolls” has been shown at exhibitions in the city and region with the help of students as part of the project by the School of Young Guides.