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Bata Shoe Museum, Toronto

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Learn about the history of footwear at Bata Shoe Museum. The museum was established in 1995, based upon a collection of footwear belonging to Sonja Bata and her husband Tomas, son of the founder of the Bata Shoe Company. Situated in an eclectic deconstructive-style building designed by Raymond Moriyama, the museum houses the largest collection of footwear in the world. Admire shoes from numerous different cultures and time periods, divided into themes, and view footwear that used to belong to notable people, such as Queen Victoria, Elton John, and Elvis. Our Toronto trip planner makes visiting Bata Shoe Museum and other Toronto attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • A lovely little museum, very well presented and informative. Only small, but well worth visiting for those who love shoes! The current exhibit about shoes and clothes made in the Arctic nations was of...  more »
  • Museum pretty good with good description of shoes. Too bad because one of the exhibitions were closed. The visit is relatively fast. May be an effort on the price could have been done in compensation...
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  • This is a fun place to visit to learn about history. There are shoes from different centuries with the history behind them explained. You can spend at least 2 hours here. A great place for a hot and h...  more »
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  • I was very surprised to find out that this meseum was very good. There is a lot of interesting info as well as A LOT of shoes. If you have the time you shown check it out.
  • Nice museum that shows the dfferent types of shoes since the first discovered step and through the ceturies. Trying on some shoes was one of my favourites!
  • I took my 7 year old daughter over the weekend and she loved it! Not too busy. She enjoyed the kids activities (colouring/art table and trying on shoes). She LOVED the scavenger hunt. Great place for a fun Sat or Sun afternoon!
  • I came here not knowing what to expect but was really surprised. This is a great place. The footwear displays span prehistoric times to present day. Well worth the visit.
  • Had a great visit to Bata shoe museum. Wonderful collection of various shoe designs, very helpful staff. Meticulously clean. I would recommend this place ! Review by RodenReviews
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