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Skip the Line: Bata Shoe Museum Admission Ticket
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Skip the Line: Bata Shoe Museum Admission Ticket

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Duration: 1–2 hours
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Audio guide: English, French
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  • Audio Guide - Please bring your own Wi-Fi enabled device
  • Entry/Admission - Bata Shoe Museum
What's not included
  • Transportation to/from attractions
  • Parking
  • Museum Lectures and Workshops
  • Guided Group Visits - The Museum is designed to be "self-guided"


  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 69732P1

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  • Here at the Bata Shoe Museum, we are committed to keeping our staff and visitors safe. As such, we have created a cleaning protocol in response to the COVID-19 crisis. These measures, however, do not guarantee that surfaces that have frequent contact will be 100% clean at all times, given that they are regularly in use. For this reason, we strongly recommend that you take the following steps. The best way to prevent infection is to follow the recommended personal hygiene measures. These prevention measures include: • Practice physical distancing and wear a face mask in public • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 15 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands • Avoid close contact with people who are ill • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then immediately throw the tissue in the garbage and wash your hands
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  • Bata Shoe Museum
    1,362
    Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • TYsadventures22
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    Stepping Out in Toronto
    I loved stepping into History. The Mesmerizing World of the Bata Shoe Museum was a captivating realm where fascination, intrigue, and a wealth of information await every visitor. From ancient footwear to contemporary styles, the museum provides a thought-provoking journey through the evolution of shoes across time. With three floors dedicated to the diverse world of footwear, the experience is nothing short of extraordinary. The Bata Shoe Museum takes you on a captivating journey, unraveling the stories woven into the soles of shoes from different eras. The exploration from historical footwear to modern trends serves as a source of provocative food for thought, offering a unique perspective on culture, fashion, and craftsmanship. I was immersed in a world of shoes, shoes, and more footwear across three floors of the museum. The sheer variety and artistry displayed make it a treasure trove for shoe enthusiasts and those intrigued by the evolution of fashion and style. My visit left me both amazed and curious, as the Bata Shoe Museum exceeded my expectations. The intriguing exhibits and the diverse array of shoes on display captured my imagination, making it a must-visit for anyone with a penchant for history and fashion. The Bata Shoe Museum prides itself on being accessible to all. With a fully roll-in automatic door entry and elevators, the museum ensures that everyone can partake in the fascinating journey through the history of footwear. What's even more delightful is the reasonable pricing, making this cultural gem accessible to a broad audience. What began as a visit turned into a prolonged exploration, as the captivating exhibits and immersive displays held my attention for much longer than I anticipated. The Bata Shoe Museum offers a rich experience that invites visitors to linger and absorb the fascinating narratives embedded in each pair of shoes. Conveniently located just two blocks from the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM), the Bata Shoe Museum complements Toronto's cultural landscape. Consider combining visits to both museums for a day filled with diverse perspectives on history, fashion, and human expression. The Bata Shoe Museum is a hidden gem that seamlessly weaves together history, art, and culture through the lens of footwear. From its accessible design to the rich narratives within, this museum promises an enriching experience that transcends expectations. Step into the Bata Shoe Museum, where every shoe tells a story waiting to be discovered. #meandmywhill #bknomadnesstraveltribe #bktyontheroadagain #toronto #BataShoeMuseum
    Written January 6, 2024
  • Yeti1988
    0 contributions
    Meh. Worth it at least once, I suppose.
    I love, LOVE oddly specialized museums, so this seemed like the perfect place for me to come. I was just somehow expecting... more. What they have is interesting,and the history is certainly fascinating, I couldn't help but feel as though something was missing. Something I have yet to quite put my finger on. It's worth going once if you have never been, but it does not have a lot of "repeat visit" value.
    Written October 21, 2023
  • Shazzah8367
    0 contributions
    Worth a visit
    Wasn't expecting much as just whiling away a couple of hours before leaving town but we were pleasantly surprised. It was very interesting & we learned a fair bit, definitely worth a visit.
    Written September 29, 2023
  • MomRocco
    0 contributions
    Not Worth The Time of Money
    I'm willing to consider that my interests in shoes may not match up with what others found interesting here, but we were very disappointed in this museum. The exhibit on sports footwear was just okay. The exhibit which tried to tie in flowers to the shoes on display was very weak. The exhibit which attempted to create a narrative about footwear and sex was ridiculous and missed the mark. Would not recommend.
    Written September 26, 2023
  • MWG12
    0 contributions
    See the shoes
    Interesting exhibits. I liked the lower floor exhibit on the history of shoes. I did not enjoy as much the exhibits which showed countless sneakers, with more information about them that I needed to know.
    Written September 8, 2023
  • margatemensch2016
    0 contributions
    A Fascinating Foray Into The Study of Shoes
    In the middle of August,I had an interesting visit to the Bata Shoe Museum.I learned about the history of footwear from Period of the Prehistoric Otzi Man (5300 years ago in what is currently the Czech Republic-replica of sandals)to the present day.I saw Indian Shoes with metallic toe rings(1840),Asante African Sandals,Pope Benedict IV's Shoes(1914-1922),Chestnut Crushing Clogs from France(1914),Moravian Dance Boots,and 20th Century Peter Max designed shoes,among a plethora of others. At the temporary"Flower in Bloom"exhibit,I saw impressive shoes with floral designs by the Wardat Nation("Persian Buttercup"),iconic shoe designer,the late Beth Levine("Iris"),Yves Saint Laurent("Phulkari Acanthus Shoe"),and "Strawberry Shoes",among others. Going to the Bata Shoe Museum was a unique experience for me.The staff of this museum was very helpful.I was a newcomer to the study of shoes.
    Written August 26, 2023
  • Curious07109811449
    0 contributions
    Great Collection!
    We spent 1.5 hours here. The exhibit shows shoes over history and from various cultures. You will see designer shoes and boots and one of a kind pairs. The signage is easy to read. I loved it!
    Written August 21, 2023
  • Mobile817901
    0 contributions
    A Quick Trip To The Land of Shoes
    This is a fun museum -- something different to check out! Good for people who like fashion, footwear and/or need something indoors for a little while. I really enjoyed the curation of exhibits. I found the shoe information to be both beautiful and informative--pulling from cultural, scientific and fashion knowledge. It was really interesting and has me ITCHING to shop. We really enjoyed the special exhibit about flowers. We went on Sunday and enjoyed visiting with a small donation (it's free Sundays) I'm not sure if I would pay full ticket price, but I definitely enjoyed browsing. This was like 45 minutes of entertainment for two adults, if you're wondering. Could be stretched a bit, but is certainly not more than a couple hours of entertainment.
    Written August 20, 2023
  • AmarilisVos
    0 contributions
    Shoes, shoes, ... shoes
    We visited the museum on June 26. The museum has four floors. Although you can visit the museum in any order, we think it's best to start in the basement with the history of the shoe and why the museum exists. In the basement there is also a place where you can put on different shoes so that you can feel like a clown or a hipster.
    Written August 18, 2023
  • nashtonA1
    0 contributions
    A Must Do
    What a wonderful place. I thoroughly enjoyed it. The descriptions and write ups on the history of shoes was well done and not too long to read. The shoe displays were exquisite.
    Written August 5, 2023
  • Infinitepig
    0 contributions
    Go an hour before closing
    I had a really enjoyable experience on a Friday afternoon at around 3:45 and spend about an hour and a half in the museum. It was not crowded at all. Shoes and left leaning social commentary from ancient times to modern times. A bit more thought provoking than I thought it would be. Highly recommend if there are no crowds. Would love to see HOKAs make their way into the museum.
    Written July 22, 2023
  • Stormflora
    0 contributions
    Size of museum is misleading
    I probably came at a bad time. There were four floors, but each of them didn't really have much. The available space is like 1/3 of what the building looks like on the outside. Frankly, I think the real issue is that the current exhibits are rather lukewarm and that there just isn't enough to see. The foundation for a good museum is there, but it's not fully capitalized on.
    Written July 5, 2023
  • brunotomasine
    0 contributions
    Not impressed
    I was expecting more, however, it is still worth a visit. They have a vast collection of historical shoes.
    Written June 10, 2023
  • cherylw116
    0 contributions
    Worth a Trip
    A very complete history of the shoe well displayed in chronological order. Interesting exhibit of the future of shoes. And currently featuring bloom-displaying shoes of various decoration of each flower type. Was a lack of children in the museum as they may not find this their style. It's nice to see people reading the panels and not spending 30 minutes pacing through a museum like I sometimes do.
    Written April 25, 2023
  • m0khm0kh
    0 contributions
    Just different
    It is a nice museum. Me and my kids enjoyed it so much. It was interesting to see shoes from different eras and cultures. It was a fun one. Also my kids enjoyed the drawing area. They had a nice time trying different shoes and taking a lot of photos with them.. The musem has a cloak room free of charge.
    Written April 24, 2023
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where2nextbabe
Troy, MO609 contributions
Aug 2022
The young lady at the front desk was very sweet and helpful on the day we went. This was just not my cup of tea! I LOVE shoes, however, this was not what I was expecting. I am sure it was much better if you were able to read the details of each item that was in the museum. Unfortunately, (well fortunately for the museum) it was so crowded that we tried waiting in line for our "turn" to read the displays, and it took over 20 minuets before we were able to read the first one. After reading the first one we figured we would be able to move on to the next. The line didn't move. We finally just got out of the line and looked at the displays over peoples shoulders. I know we missed a ton of really good information and interesting details but I didn't want to spend 3 hours in here. Instead, we ended up in here around 45 minutes.

I am glad we went, but I would not come back again. There were 4 or 5 levels of displays. There was an elevator for those who could not do the stairs. Everything was beautifully displayed.
Written August 29, 2022
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GBfroggy
Hove68 contributions
Jun 2022
After visiting the somewhat disappointing Casa Loma, we walked to the Bata Shoe Museum, and we loved it. Friends had recommended it to us. The findings were well above expectation. First the building. It is beautiful. Then the staff, extremely friendly. And finally, the content is fascinating, I could not imagine looking at shoes would be so interesting. Mrs Bata spent her life collecting shoes, some over 4000 years old. It is beautifully presented and curated. The museum has the biggest collection of shoes in the world. We saw more of her collection at the museum of Art in Ottawa, displaying magnificent Inuit shoes. A must go.
Written July 16, 2022
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I9305YAjanetb
Cornwall, Canada17 contributions
Sept 2021
It was both fun and entertaining. It was interesting to see the footwear from so many different locations, and eras around the world.

Make sure you are wearing comfortable shoes, as there is a lot of walking and standing while reading the information about each item you are viewing.

It is handicapped accessible, but parking is next to nothing if you choose to drive.
Written August 6, 2022
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Carrie K
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Oct 2023 • Couples
Loved this place! Its a very nicely designed museum and created the essence of what shoes are all about from a historical standpoint. I highly encourage anyone who loves and is passionate about shoes to check this place out! Gift shop was really great an offered a variety of items for the shoe lover!

FYI: I didn’t need to pay more for a ‘skip the lines pass’ as there wasn’t a line any didn’t sense that wait times or a long line would ever be an issue.
Written October 22, 2023
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Julie A
Oakville, Canada85 contributions
May 2018
After years of wanting to go to the Bata museum, I finally arrived for the Manolo Blahnik special exhibit. The Manolo exhibit was gorgeous with over 200 pairs of shoes on display, including those he designed for the movie, Marie Antoinette, plus many of his inspirational illustrations. He truly is one of the, if not the best shoe designer on the planet. As for the rest of the museum, it was interesting seeing all the indigenous footwear but thought Bata Museum could have had more shoes of interest. It's a very small museum which you can get through in about an hour. I I was expecting more from the permanent exhibits. However, I'm glad it's there, I just think the concept could be expanded. Worth a visit to see the Manolo exhibit so I'm rating it very good, otherwise it might get a fair to good rating.
Written May 26, 2018
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travelistanr1
London1,176 contributions
Sept 2019
If you like shoes and who wouldn't, what with instant gratification, this is made for you. The title of the exhibition: WANT says it all. From shoe history to famous shoes (Elton John extravaganza), gilded shoes, great North shoes, it is all there in a small but well formed museum. A bit of education and fun that does not take more than an hour.
Written September 12, 2019
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flobow3648
Washington DC, DC83 contributions
Aug 2019
Went with my wife to this museum reluctantly but after the visit glad I did. Very interesting museum with a historical history of shoes from around the world. Overall recommend a visist to this museum
Written September 5, 2019
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AmeliaAndAdam
Reykjavik, Iceland147 contributions
Not a bad museum to visit, highly recommend looking out for a magazine which has 2 for 1 admission or I believe on a Thursday they do pay as you feel. It’s very pricey at $14 but interesting
Written July 17, 2019
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rmpbrasil
Toronto, Canada69 contributions
Aug 2018
I recently went to visit the Manolo Blahnik Exhibit at the BATA Museum. It was very impressive to see what inspired him to create each pair, and his attention to color, shape and texture. The Bata Museum it is a wonderful place to visit and it is easily accessible by taking the TTC. Parking is about $4.00 for 1.5 hours on weekends.
Written September 2, 2018
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classyirishlass
Brantford, Canada37 contributions
May 2019
I had a few hours to kill until a matinee theater show, so I went in here. It was far better and more interesting than I expected it would be. I so wish I'd had my camera, but the lighting is kept very dim to avoid damaging the old materials, they likely wouldn't have turned out well anyway. It was really interesting and well worth the time to go through. There is a lot of reading to do if you read every display description, but they are very informative. It's really unique and different and memorable, I highly recommend it, even to people that are not that into shoes.
Written November 5, 2019
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