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Bata Shoe Museum The

327 Bloor St W
Toronto, ON M5S 1W7

(416) 979-7799

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars (109 reviews) Average Rating Over Time
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Hours: Sun 12pm-5pm; Mon-Wed & Fri-Sat 10am-5pm; Thu 10am-8pm
Status: Closed
Payment Methods: Visa, MasterCard, American Express


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by ourbis on July 16, 2013 from ourbis


great place: who would have thought that a shoe museum could be so interesting
Rated 4 stars by TheProfessor on January 30, 2012
fun: the many exhibits here are fun and educational as well
Rated 4 stars by lucky on September 06, 2010
Thursday Evening Outing: This is a fun and totally cheap thing to do on a thursday evening. Every other day of the week the admission for adults is 14$, however on thursdays between 5pm and 8pm the admission is "pay what you can" although they suggested donation is 5$. They have all kinds of shoes from the past...showing the evolution of our ancestors walk of life until the more recent shoe developments. They have a pair of Elton John's platforms, a pair of Manolo Blahnik shoes that were worn on sex and the city, and a ton of other pop culture iconic shoes. This museum is small enough and you can easily walk threw it in an hour...two if you pushed it....So make sure to go on thursdays...to get your $ worth...
Rated 3 stars by Bobbolicious on September 05, 2010
Interesting (Though not Extremely): I went to the Bata Shoe Museum this summer with a free pass from Toronto Public Library and though not extremely exciting nor fascinating, it was good and pretty fun. It was interesting to see all the different types of shoes worn-- the Egyptian sandals (?), the tiny Chinese shoes that looked so gruesome I felt sick just looking at them, the fashionable renaissance shoes, the glass shoes, plus some footprints of some famous people-- I was surprised at how SMALL Gandhi's foot was! There was a gift shop with cards and books and various other items all about shoes and it was all very interesting. Though not extremely good experience, okay and interesting.
Rated 4 stars by Teresa on September 01, 2010

Editorial Reviews

Imelda Marcos: Eat your heart out. This modern museum houses the shoe-magnate Bata family's 10,000-item collection. The attractive building, designed by Raymond Moriyama, suggests a whimsical shoebox. The main gallery, "All About Shoes," traces the history of footwear, beginning with a plaster cast of some of the earliest known human footprints that date to 4 million B.C. You'll come across...
Rated 3.5 stars by frommersca on June 17, 2012 from frommersca

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The Bata Shoe Museum: For Every Shoe There's a Story<br/> 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 of the role of footwear in the social and cultural life of humanity. Through acquiring, conserving, researching, communicating and exhibiting...
by tripadvisor on May 31, 2014 from tripadvisor
There’s more to footwear than you would ever imagine! The Bata Shoe Museum is a centre of knowledge about the role of footwear in the social and cultural life of humanity. It is also an award-winning building housing a wide-ranging collection of footwear from all walks of life. Four exhibitions are on view at any one time, of which three are temporary and focus on specific aspects of human...
by toronto on January 25, 2010 from toronto
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