Bata Shoe MuseumCurrently Closed
- Address: 327 Bloor St W, Toronto, ON M5S 1W7, Canada
- Timings: 10:00 am - 08:00 pm Details
- Phone: +1-4169797799
- Ticket Price: 14 CAD
- Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
- Tags: Museum, Family And Kids, Exhibition
Bata Shoe Museum - Review
Museum on footwear are rare. In fact, this is the only one in North America. The eye-catching deconstructivist building has the world’s largest collection of shoes and shoe-related stuff. There are four main exhibits. Of these, the permanent collection is the best, representing foot wear from practically every region in the globe and from nearly every time period in history, including Ancient Egypt and Greece and Rome. The Native American and Circumpolar section is fascinating. These include shoes worn by celebrities like Elton John, Queen Victoria and Elvis Presley. The other three exhibition are regularly rotated through time-limited thematic displays.
Bata Shoe Museum Information
- Check out the museum shop.
- Group visits of at least 10 people must be booked in advance.
- Wheelchair is accessible.
Bata Shoe Museum Ticket Prices
- Senior: $12
- Children ages 5-17: $5
- Children 4 and under: Free
- Thursday 5pm-8pm: Pay what you can.
Guided Group Rates:
- Adults: $14
- Student: $6
- Teachers: Free with guided tour.
Unguided Group Rates:
- Adults: $12
- Student: $5
Bata Shoe Museum Hours
- Closed only on Christmas Day and Good Friday.
How To reach Bata Shoe Museum by Public Transport
- Subway 2; Streetcar 317, 510; Bus 127 stop Spadina Station.
- Bus 300 stop Bloor St West at St George St.
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Bata Shoe Museum, Toronto Reviews
A local hospitality guide advised up the Bata was an absolute must see while in Toronto. We visited last week and enjoyed our experience overall. The history section with detailed descriptions of the various uses of footwear was the best. Form over function? Loved reading all about native tribes from around the globe and how their environments and needs dictate(d) their footwear choices. Beware: don't go there expecting to see any one particular pair of shoes someone told you about! We were informed that at any one time they are only displaying 3-5% of their total collection - the rest are downstairs in the Vault!
It's a museum. Completely dedicated to shoes. You might be thinking, "I'm sorry, what? Did you say...shoes? Like...feet clothes?" Why yes, like feet clothes. On the bottom floor is the history of shoes. Massively interesting. On the other floors are different exhibits which, if I'm correct, cycle out. I had the pleasure of seeing a bunch of golden shoes (including some great ancient sequence) and the shoes of the guy that the woman from "Sex and the City" is obsessed with. Something with an "M"? Anyway, still interesting. So if you're in the neighborhood, why not stop by and drop fourteen CAD to check out all those sweet feet clothes.
A shoe museum for adults that want to read a lot about shoes. Small collection for a museum, but large collection of shoes. As for a family experience, they try with an iSpy game but under the age of 5 there is little interest. The try on shoes section was small and didn't offer any truely unique shoes, toddler got bored quickly and the shoes available didn't offer kids a new experience. Try offering a pair of Roman sandals, moccasins, bolt sandals from India, replicas of the biggest shoe in the word worn by a human etc. I agree with another review of more interactive learning opportunities throughout, and video/audio features. Glad I went cause I'd never been, but also very glad I had a coupon (2-4-1) and the kids were under five. Recommendation: Skip if you are just visiting with the family, there are better family attractions available. If you love shoes more than life than visit otherwise skip.
Though not a large museum it hosts an interesting collection of artifacts that are surprisingly captivating. I went when they had a special exhibit on clothing and shoes from the industrial era exploring the dangerous side of vibrant colors and style choices. I learned a lot and it made me glad not to be alive in those times. Additionally their exhibit on Arctic clothing was fascinating and the ingenuity of the local populace outstanding. I would highly recommend for all as an afternoon 2-3 hour visit at reasonable price. It is also easy accessible by subway.
Bata is synonymous with footwear. This museum is a testimony to the company's dedication to their trade. Interesting exhibits that touch history of footwear from across the world. Very well organised and beautifully presented. Do visit and you will not be disappointed.