Bata Shoe Museum 4.0 (reviews)

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About Bata Shoe Museum

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.

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Adults $14

Children $5 (Ages 5 to 17)

Free Under 4 years

Last Update 2023

Discount $12 seniors; $8 students with I.D

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Bata Shoe Museum FAQ’s

I’m Hungry! Can I get food at Bata Shoe Museum?

Food is not permitted in the museum, but why not grab something to eat in the local area before or after your visit. It is Toronto after all!

Any top tips when visiting?

Bring your camera! Photos (without flash) is permitted in the gallery.

Does Bata Shoe Museum have a gift shop?

From shoe keychains to shoe calendars, the BSM gift shop has all your shoe related souvenirs.

Teachers corner

They have great curriculum specific programs for JK - 12, so why not enjoy their guided programs for up to 50 students? Give them a call to arrange!

Is Bata Shoe Museum fully accessible?

The museum is wheelchair accessible! Attendants can accompany for free too!

Any additonal information?

Thursday evenings from 5pm - 8pm at just pay what you can! So bring a donation of your choosing