You wear them on your feet, and you wear them everyday. Of course, we are talking about SHOES! But did you know that there is a pretty remarkable history when it comes to these very useful pieces of clothing?
At the Bata Shoe Museum in Toronto, you can learn all about it!
The Bata Shoe Museum is FILLED with treasures from North America, and around the entire world. Within the galleries, there are around 1,000 shoes always on display, from a collection of over 13,000, so there are a LOT of shoes to enjoy!
Over four galleries, kids can learn all about the history of shoes, which goes as far back as 4,500 years. Pretty impressive!
The family can learn about the infamous Chinese bound foot shoes, all the way to the sandals of ancient Egypt. Kids can get up close to chestnut-crushing clogs, right up to those spectacular glamarous platforms.
Visit the semi-permanent All About Shoes exhibit, and you can learn about 20th century celebrity shoes. In addition to this, the Bata Shoe Museum has three galleries dedicated to changing exhibitions, so you can have a new experience each year!
So why enjoy history from a book, when you can see it first hand in this fascinating Toronto museum? You can talk through history, stare at stories, and learn all about the development of something we might often take for granted.
Let’s get exploring!