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Bata Shoe Museum

327 Bloor St W | (at St. George St.), Toronto, Ontario M5S 1W7, Canada
+1 416-979-7799
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The Bata Shoe Museum: For Every Shoe There's a Story The Bata Shoe Museum is home to the world's largest, most comprehensive collection of shoes and footwear-related objects. The mission of the BSM is to contribute to the knowledge and understanding of the role of footwear in the social and cultural life of humanity. Through acquiring, conserving, researching, communicating and exhibiting material evidence related to the history of footwear and shoemaking, the Museum illustrates the living habits, the culture and the customs of people from every corner of the world.
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
327 Bloor St W | (at St. George St.), Toronto, Ontario M5S 1W7, Canada
+1 416-979-7799
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This is a shoe museum, so if you want to see paintings go to an art museum. But, it's more than a shoe museum, it provides a detailed sociological history of how people went from protecting their feet to making statements with what they placed...More

Thank Dagmar G
Reviewed 6 days ago

Shoes. You see various shoes with a bit of writing about each. Unless you have a particular shoe obsession or are a design student then you will be as disapointed as we were. If you are into celebrity shoes then they have very few and...More

Thank WorldTravellerfromGB
Reviewed 1 week ago

Oh my goodness there are shoes you wouldn't believe. It's an Imelda Marcos paradise! I thought this Museum would be boring but it is Anything But! I learned so much about different shoes from different times and different cultures. I learned so much about how...More

Thank edithann2015
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Never knew that the history of shoes could be so interesting. Examples and history of shoes through the ages with plenty of examples of the types found in different cultures. Plus some very interesting and amusing ones belonging to well know people.

Thank maevans70
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Imagine over 13,000 pieces of shoes, memorabilia and artifacts covering a 4500 year span. Amazing, surprising and incredibly beautiful. Definitely a must see as some of the pieces are from royalty, popular entertainers and notable people. The exhibit ' Men in Heels' was very enlightening!

Thank sunnyrga
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is one of the things I was most looking forward to seeing in Toronto and it didn't disappoint. Even my boyfriend enjoyed it! The ground floor was a short story of human history told through shoes, starting with a cast from Otzi and going...More

Thank Kate S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I wasn't too sure about whether this would be a good place to visit but our group (two couples) all enjoyed the visit. There are four floors of exhibits (yes there is an elevator) impressively arranged relative to the history of footwear along with some...More

Thank 746walterb
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

They had a great Mothers Day activity - decorating clogs and tracing your shoes out on special paper.

Thank ChristyCanuk
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Quite interesting! It was really fascinating to see how footwear...and humans have evolved. Even my 5 year old daughter (who only wears shoes and socks when forced to) enjoyed this museum.

Thank frisbee_jr
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We saw this advertised in brochures and were not disappointed with the total package. Not too expensive to visit and lots to see and digest so around 1.5 hours minimum to see and enjoy this museum.

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Is there an entry fee into the Museum?
22 March 2017|
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Response from June S | Reviewed this property |
$14 Adult $8 Students $5 children 5-17
How long should I plan to spend at the museum? Thanks!
9 August 2016|
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Response from AntiqueNuts | Reviewed this property |
1-1 1/2 hours
Maureen C
is it open on Mondays
15 November 2015|
Response from Hampm57 | Reviewed this property |
yes. It's open 363 days a year, cloosed Xmas day and Good Friday