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Bata Shoe Museum, Toronto

Categories: Specialty Museums, Museums
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3.9/5 based on 750+ reviews on the web
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. To visit Bata Shoe Museum on your trip to Toronto, use our Toronto vacation route planner.
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  • I have been to this museum three times in the past 7 years and enjoyed it each time. I was there yesterday with a friend and we were pleasantly surprised to have three special exhibits to view on the ...  read more »
  • At first glance a museum about shoes shouldn't be that interesting, right? And, to be honest, especially for a man! But the Bata Shoe Museum shatters that misconception. From a look at shoes through t...  read more »
  • The sneaker room with the Jordan's and other fancy NBA players shoes in it was by far my favourite. I've been to the Bata Shoe Museum probably 8-10 times in my life, and it seems to be the exact same ...  read more »
  • I have walked by the museum on several previous trips the building and subject matter never really caught my attention. We recently decided to check out the colection and I was blown away. The exhibits are an interesting mix of fashion, technology, and history. The collection is wide ranging, the admission cost is reasonable, and the staff are friendly. If you visit take the time to get down and look at each item closely. You'll be amazed at what you see.
  • I've read reviews before where people are surprised at how interesting this museum is and now after going I can tell you that I as well found this a great museum. There is a fantastic history of footwear presented from several historical times, locations, and cultures. They also have some celebrity footwear as well. An interesting place whether you're a fashion aficionado, history buff, or really anyone at all. I think most people will be pleasantly surprised.
  • OK. I admit it. I'm a shoe guy. This place is fascinating. Ancient shoes, crazy large bballers shoes, rock star and movie star shoes. Cool place to bring visitors.
  • Good historical exhibit. They had an interesting exhibit that described how chemistry and industrialization changed clothing and fashion from the 1800s-1900s (making clothing somewhat dangerous or poisonous).
  • I'm at shoe freak just look at my YouTube channel. But the shoes are very historic but nice. The place is clean. The gift shop was too expensive and I wish there was more modern era shoes.
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