The Silver Bear Centre, a Visitor Attraction Cavan, located at the border of County Fermanagh and County Leitrim

The Crafts Council of Ireland and Fáilte Ireland have joined forces to help holidaymakers find the best studio experiences in Ireland. Bear Essentials visitor attraction is part of Ireland’s Craft Studio Experience.

The Silver Bear Centre is an experience for children and adults alike. It contains a vintage early 2oth century teddy bear collection along with some very interesting artifacts such as ancient fossils and even a meteorite.

Come and have your photograph taken with our life size replica brown and polar bears.

You can also avail of tourist information brochures of the local area.

In the teddy bear gift shop, on the grounds of Bear Essentials,  you will find probably the largest collection of teddy bears in Ireland. Besides famous brands of Steiff and Charlie Bears, the shop sells Anke’s own one off limited edition bears and also Baby Essentials like rugs, comforters and My First Irish Teddy. You can purchase all of our bear in our online shop.

There are gardens and picnic areas as well as green houses around the place for you to have a rest and a small playground for the children. Please note that refreshments for families or any other groups have to be booked in advance.

There is no entrance fee to visit Bear Essentials teddy bear gift shop and Silver Bear Centre. Please have a look at our opening hours.


You can choose a Teddy Bear Craft Course that suits you and your family all year round.
Please note that any of our workshops have to be booked in advance.