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Bata Shoe Museum

Closed Now: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Open today: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Bata Shoe Museum Admission
from US$11.05*
Bata Shoe Museum Admission
from US$11.05*
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The Bata Shoe Museum: For Every Shoe There's a Story The Bata Shoe Museum is home to the world's largest, most comprehensive collection of shoes and footwear-related objects. The mission of the BSM is to contribute to the knowledge and understanding...more
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
327 Bloor St W | (at St. George St.), Toronto, Ontario M5S 1W7, Canada
+1 416-979-7799
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All reviews high heels different cultures elton john foot wear manolo blahnik four floors interesting collection on display special exhibit interesting place couple of hours two hours rainy day footwear history victims arctic
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Absolutely loved the current exhibition..the whole history of footwear is on show from every corner of the world..with great emphasis of Arctic regions. The most up to date designs from Manolo Blahnik are a treat to see..so impressive to see designs n finished products..gift shop...More

Thank mary k
Reviewed 2 days ago

Interesting concept for a museum. I didn't know what to expect when I arrived, but I enjoyed myself. Not sure how much new content there usually is, but I cant see myself going for repeat visits like I would the ROM, AGO, etc.

Thank Daniel G
Reviewed 4 days ago

So much to see and learn. The museum is on 4 floors and it is advised to start at the bottom and work your way up. The exhibition starts ... at the very beginning with the first man to modern day. There is an incredible...More

Thank L H
Reviewed 5 days ago

This museum has a pretty decent selection of shoes from across cultures and history, as well as rotating homages to more modern designers. Fairly interesting even if you don't like shoes, but it helps if you like shoes.

Thank Vickie K
Reviewed 6 days ago

You don't have to love the fashion of shoes to get a lot out of this museum. The explanations of shoes as culture, style, and function is just excellent.

Thank acepdx
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Many curiosities, you see shoes from the ancient Egypt to the 1920s. Also I had the luck to see Manolo Blahník’s exhibition, which is happening until Jan 2019, if you have the time it’s a must.

Thank Cíntia S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This museum is definitely worth the visit. The displays are laid out well, the graphics and design are first rate and logical. The building is purpose built so it works. It is 3 floors of exhibit and really covers “prehistory” to modern day. This collection...More

Thank Displayman
Reviewed 1 week ago

Having previously visited Toronto some 20 years ago, and surprisingly, greatly enjoying my visit to the shoe museum, mostly at my wife's urging I must admit, my visit last week led me to once again visit this fascinating museum, mostly in an attempt to see...More

1  Thank Larry K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We nearly didn't go in, but thought "what the heck". What a neat little place. I say little but it was spread across four floors. The history of shoes which was fascinating and thought-provoking. Gold in shoes, which was brilliant ;-), and the Manolo Blahnik...More

Thank acehadventurers
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband was less than thrilled that we were visiting a shoe museum, but was mollified that it had at least some historical significance. I booked it because it was highly rated -- I'm sure by people who just love shoes. The ones that dated...More

Thank mrskarensthompson
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March 10, 2018|
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Response from Grimsbybud | Reviewed this property |
Actually, The BAATA Shoe Museum is a privately developed and run entity and is not connected to any of the other museums and galleries in Toronto. However, as the previous commenters have said, the entry is VERY reasonable... More
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November 25, 2017|
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Response from Sharben | Reviewed this property |
I wouldn’t have thought so, in case you spill it on the exhibits.
September 11, 2017|
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Response from tp0ps | Reviewed this property |
No you can't and the gift shop is very disappointing. The museum is fascinating.