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.
- Check out the museum shop.
- Group visits of at least 10 people must be booked in advance.
- Wheelchair is accessible.
- 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
- Closed only on Christmas Day and Good Friday.
- Subway 2; Streetcar 317, 510; Bus 127 stop Spadina Station.
- Bus 300 stop Bloor St West at St George St.
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14.98% of people who visit Toronto include Bata Shoe Museum in their plan
12 PM - 1 PM
82.59% of people start their Bata Shoe Museum visit around 12 PM - 1 PM
People usually take around 1 Hr to see Bata Shoe Museum
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I came here after I got a recommendation from a friend, and it is interesting with quite a bit of information about some of the Nordic style footwear. A small museum, you can easily cover it in an hour, even reading the descriptions. They also have a temporary exhibit portion with modern fashion style shoes. I am more of a sneakers fan, but found it interesting to see some of the different types and the leather, skin workmanship on the Nordic boots from around the world.
מרגע שהאדם הראשון עמד על רגליו והבין שהוא צריך להגן עליהן. הפכו הנעליים לסמל מעמד ומושא נחשק לגברים ונשים. הסטוריה זו מוצגת במוזיאון וכיף לעקוב אחר התפתחות זו. From the moment that the first person stood up and realized that he had to protect them. The shoes became a symbol of status and a desirable object for men and women. This history is presented in the museum and it is fun to follow this development.
This place could be awesome if the displays were better and a little more fun. All I really wanted to see were Elvis's shoes that they advertised on the website but they were not on display as promised. It's just a bit stale of an experience. It needs to be a little more lively.
Great museum. Relatively inexpensive and really cool. The museum itself is a little small but there is a lot you can learn about the history of shoes. The staff are friendly and the facility is clean.
My favourite series is the first nations clothing and shoes on the third floor. It provides information in details about the history and the uniqueness by different nations. It worth visiting once in a lifetime.