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The Bata Shoe Museum

The Bata Shoe Museum

Museum, History Museum, and Art Museum
University, Toronto
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    Nicolas E.
    "Interesting small expo on shoe history."(4 Tips)
    Ruben C.
    "Great shoe collection from all around the world!"(2 Tips)
    Stacey F.
    "... Loved the permanent exhibits and "The Rise of Sneaker Culture" was great..."(2 Tips)
    Cara Q.
    "Very interesting museum and worth the time!!"(2 Tips)
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  • Cara Q.heart icon on user image
    Cara QuigleyJuly 21, 2017
    Very interesting museum and worth the time!! A lot of neat history and really cool shoes! Loved the celebrity shoe exhibit - Marilyn Monroe's pumps were so cool to see in real life! 👠
  • Samar H.heart icon on user image
    Samar HamdanJanuary 3, 2017
    The first floor is the permanent exhibition ( history through shoes) and then ther are other variable exhibition . I enjoyed ; victims of fashion and men on heel
  • Stacey F.
    Stacey FowlerAugust 14, 2013
    Go on a Thurs between 5-8pm as it is pay-what-you-can. Loved the permanent exhibits and "The Rise of Sneaker Culture" was great and is on until March 2014 so catch that if you can!
    Upvoted Apr 14
  • Els D.
    Els D.February 24, 2020
    Just the right size (get it 😉) for a museum, and so much more than just a shoe collection; you’ll come out educated about shoe history and culture.
  • Ruben C.
    Ruben Cisneros PerezSeptember 12, 2011
    Great shoe collection from all around the world! great layout and display design. Great idea the kids zone where they can try on different show types. Totally recommend it!
  • Marianneheart icon on user image
    MarianneApril 27, 2014
    Theres three diferents floors With all kind of history of shoes, ask for the audio guide available With paid admission! Enjoy!!
  • Sahar E.heart icon on user image
    Sahar EliasOctober 31, 2018
    Learned about the history of shoes across ages and civilizations. The Manolo Blahnik exhibit is really diverse and colorful!
  • Terrence C.heart icon on user image
    Terrence ClarkJuly 4, 2018
    The whole museum was good. The exhibitions were well presented, particularly the Manolo Blahnik: The Art of Shoes.
  • Samar H.heart icon on user image
    Samar HamdanJanuary 3, 2017
    One of the most interesting museum I have visited . There is student discount dont forget your student ID
  • Kate M.
    Kate McDonnellMarch 21, 2013
    Everything from an astronaut boot to indigenous beaded moccasins to vintage dior. I think they could use a section on sneakers.
  • Julia L.
    Julia LancNovember 8, 2018
    The name of the museum says it all - shoes. From old to new, they've collected and researched all!
  • Gabriel S.heart icon on user image
    Gabriel SeahFebruary 11, 2022
    Thanks to KPMG, entry is now free on Sundays
  • Nicolas E.heart icon on user image
    Nicolas EvensJuly 21, 2018
    On Thursday night you pay the entrance fee you want. Interesting small expo on shoe history.
  • Shalina E.heart icon on user image
    Shalina EdgeJune 20, 2017
    I found this quirky and informative. It is a very well put together little museum.
  • Hot W.heart icon on user image
    Hot WingsApril 25, 2017
    Everything! I loved the shoes from around the world.
  • Ragde R.heart icon on user image
    Ragde Ren EstApril 15, 2019
    If you visit Toronto you must go to this museum.
  • Marc V.
    Marc Van HamméeSeptember 15, 2014
    Great museum. Never imagined that I would find shoes interesting
  • Franziska G.
    Franziska GostnerMay 10, 2017
    Really nice shoe history of men, woman and children. Ask for students discount
  • Canadian Film Centre
    Canadian Film CentreSeptember 23, 2011
    Come see "Technological Displacement" at Scotiabank Nuit Blanche! Play with interactive exhibits using BlackBerry Playbooks, Microsoft Kinect, Twitter and more! Oct. 1 6:59pm - sunrise. Read more
  • Dayana O.
    Dayana OliveiraOctober 25, 2012
    A lot fashionable shoes! Good experience! I recommend visit it is place!
  • Lauraheart icon on user image
    LauraMarch 27, 2014
    Thursdays from 5pm to 8pm pay-what-you-can ($14 regular fee). It's small but quite interesting.
  • Seven Days
    Seven DaysJanuary 16, 2012
    The permanent collection at this museum includes 20,000 pairs of shoes from all around the world!
  • Kristine B.
    Kristine BoiseAugust 21, 2011
    Great place to spend a few hours. Interesting exhibits and the building is beautiful!
  • Karen B.heart icon on user image
    Karen BirssAugust 19, 2014
    Interesting place but ask about how to access the audio tours prior to entering.
  • Gabriel S.heart icon on user image
    Gabriel SeahOctober 6, 2019
    There're drinking fountains in the restrooms on B1
  • Jny. Amairani E.
    Jny. Amairani EspinosaDecember 18, 2014
    Nice museum to learn about shoe history
  • Jarelle G.
    Jarelle GabisonApril 29, 2013
    Make sure you bring your student ID card! You get a huge discount.
  • Zaptravel I.
    Zaptravel IncAugust 30, 2013
    It's important in life to be well shod, a stance the Bata Shoe Museum takes seriously.
  • Laura C.
    Laura CTNovember 18, 2009
    For the next 3 weekends starting Nov 15th, they are having free admission with a donation of a pair of socks! I really liked the museume, esp because I didn't have to pay.
  • Irisheart icon on user image
    IrisSeptember 2, 2014
    Great museum, very interesting!
  • S H.
    S HOctober 27, 2014
    One of a kind
  • Elisaheart icon on user image
    ElisaMay 28, 2022
    Some very progressive exhibits 👠
  • Anna Y.heart icon on user image
    Anna YakovlevaMay 15, 2014
    Sneakers exhibition)
  • Ettractions
    EttractionsNovember 3, 2010
    Purchase 1 regularly priced Museum admission & receive a 2nd of equal or lesser value, Free. Some restrictions Read more
  • Alina D.heart icon on user image
    Alina DMarch 20, 2016
    Michael Jordan shoes and Imelda Marcos shoes.
  • huilineheart icon on user image
    huilineSeptember 1, 2013
    Come on a museum of shoes?
  • Jim M.
    Jim MorrisonSeptember 16, 2010
    Free on Thursdays from 5 - 8. A must do in Toronto.
  • Rita L.heart icon on user image
    Rita LDecember 2, 2014
    Boring gallery.....
  • Matthew G.
    Matthew GipFebruary 4, 2010
    Pay what you can on Thursdays after 5pm!
  • Elizabeth W.
    Elizabeth WhalenOctober 23, 2009
    don't eat cheezies before going to a museum especially if you get the urge to touch things that you're not supposed to.
  • Rob B.
    Rob BirdJanuary 26, 2010
    Only $12 for adults.
  • jenny c.
    jenny cNovember 13, 2009
    wasn't impressed, had expected more
  • Andressa S.
    Andressa ScalleApril 15, 2012
    Viciada em sapatos? Esse é o seu lugar!
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