Bata Shoe MuseumCurrently Open [Closes at 08:00 pm]
- 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 Opening and Closing 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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54.91% of people who visit Toronto include Bata Shoe Museum in their plan
12 PM - 1 PM
65.63% of people start their Bata Shoe Museum visit around 12 PM - 1 PM
People usually take around 1 Hr to see Bata Shoe Museum
63.41% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Bata Shoe Museum
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Bata Shoe Museum, Toronto Reviews
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.
I love shoes and I found it just "Okay". Wouldn't make it a must stop if you're only in Toronto a short time. Very close to the Royal Ontario Museum so doing both does make sense. The building is nice and there are some interesting things to see and read. 13000 shoes means there are shoes in there that would interest everyone.
It's exactly as what it's name suggests, it's a museum displaying Shoes!! But the incredible fact about this place is that it has a collection of more than 13000 varieties of shoes from all around the world, some dating hundreds of years back! Now that's amazing!! The information provided for every pair of shoes displayed is comprehensive and very well mentioned. Passes are available at the museum @$14per adult or you could also avail free passes from certain Toronto Public Library branches. The day I visited, the 3rd level was under renovation, but the displays on the other levels gave a great insite into the history of their places of origin and the significance of the most lowly attire, SHOES!!
It was a great experience. You could see shows from different places in the world. I love shoes and it was so good to spend time and see them and read more about it. They had a store there that could order hand made shoes too I think it should be very expensive:)))
It's a cozy little museum but it has a huge collection of different kinds of shoes and it's quite fascinating. It's entertaining to see that some shoes have stories behind it. The staff at the admission counter is very nice to talk to. It's worth every penny you spend for your 3-4 hour visit. Unlike other museums it does not drain you of your time, money and energy.