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The Shoe Museum

Closed Now: 10:00 a.m. - 4:45 p.m.
Open today: 10:00 a.m. - 4:45 p.m.
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Excellent free attraction

I was dragged here by my wife, and was only visiting to humour her, but it turned out that it was a... read more

Reviewed September 25, 2018
Wigston, United Kingdom
via mobile

Very interesting inside and worth a nose around and FREE- yes really. Adjacent to Clarkes Village... read more

Reviewed September 7, 2018
Kent, United Kingdom
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The Shoe Museum houses more than 1,000 historic shoes including Roman and Medieval footwear. It also tells the history of Clarks from its beginnings when it was started by Quaker brothers James and Cyrus Clark to the present day.Items on display...more
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40 High Street | Clarks Village, Street BA16 0EQ, England
+44 1458 842243
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Reviewed September 25, 2018 via mobile

I was dragged here by my wife, and was only visiting to humour her, but it turned out that it was a really interesting place. It is well thought out and laid out. I left feeling much more enlightened about shoes and shoemaking through the...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed September 7, 2018

Very interesting inside and worth a nose around and FREE- yes really. Adjacent to Clarkes Village. Eateries within very short distance,

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank coopel2017
Reviewed August 20, 2018

I thoroughly recommend the Shoe Museum. THis is the third time I have been and the collection has been added to and now features a very interesting part on weddings over several hundred years. Very good documentary also showing at reception.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank lotuseater2_11
Reviewed August 18, 2018

Well worth a visit. There are lots of shoes and it's also very interesting. It's a lot bigger than it initially appears.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Madeleine S
Reviewed August 6, 2018

Very impressed by the amount of shoes on show. They are in such good condition and are put in periods of age. Interactive displays for children were also interesting. Nice to read about the Clarks family and was very interested in the office set up....More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Julie D
Reviewed July 3, 2018

This museum is easy to miss, but well worth a visit. It is free of charge to enter. It's a lot larger than might be immediately obvious, with a huge number of shoes through the ages, as well as some costumes and information about manufacture....More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Kath A
Reviewed June 11, 2018 via mobile

A real insight into an every day item. The history of the shoe and beginnings of Clarks was very interesting. The array of historical shoe, it has blown me away. Being a massive shoe fanatic, it shows how we have become who we are to...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Kande11
Reviewed May 25, 2018 via mobile

Found the shoe museum on our way back from hols. It was fabulous, although very few men’s shoes appear to have survived .

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Vonnybag
Reviewed March 31, 2018

Probably the best collection of shoes in the UK. A fantastic range of shoes through centuries and sparked childhood meteorites with Clark’s sandals

Date of experience: November 2017
Reviewed March 28, 2018

Visited here on a school trip many years ago. Good location and attracts attention from non local residents.

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank broadbean66
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June 22, 2017|
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Response from suew843 | Reviewed this property |
I was staying in Wells and got a bus directly to Street which was very convenient & took about 20 minutes. The museum is easy to find at the end of the main shopping area & next to the Clarks designer shopping outlet/village.
Susan M
March 31, 2017|
Response from suew843 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, the main shops, Clarks outlet village & then the museum are all on the main high street in Street- all in easy walking distance.
Sue R
February 17, 2016|
Response from MuseumOfficer | Property representative |
The Museum is open Monday-Friday from 10am-4.45pm.