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Bata Shoe Museum

327 Bloor St W | (at St. George St.), Toronto, Ontario M5S 1W7, Canada
+1 416-979-7799
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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 of the role of footwear in the social and cultural life of humanity. Through acquiring, conserving, researching, communicating and exhibiting material evidence related to the history of footwear and shoemaking, the Museum illustrates the living habits, the culture and the customs of people from every corner of the world.
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  • Average14%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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Reviewed 3 days ago

Only if you are into the history of shoes and have some free time to kill. Takes about 30 minute for the whole museum.

Thank Ziqi L
Reviewed 5 days ago

We took our 9 year old granddaughter here as part of a magical mystery afternoon. We started with lunch at Fune- reviewed separately. This was a first for all three of us and we were quite pleased with the visit. The museum is very informative,...More

Thank piratepirate
Reviewed 6 days ago

The Bata Shoe Museum is a fascinating place to walk through if you're looking for something different. The displays are accompanied by detailed explanations regarding various historical and cultural aspects of shoes. We thoroughly enjoyed investigating this unusual landmark in Toronto.

Thank Richard W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This unique museum has a couple main permanent exhibit along with several other temporary exhibitions. They cover the history of shoes and the temporary exhibits showcased interesting topics like First Nations shoes and men wearing heels. Staff are very friendly. Plan to spend one hour...More

Thank Geopiggy
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I went to the shoe museum on a rainy day and really liked it. It is quite pricy which is the reason I m not giving 5 points but besides that it's a nice way to kill some hours in bad weather.

Thank Miriam H
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife is a big shoe fanatic, so we decided to visit this museum. We really enjoyed the displays of different footwear. We learned more than we expected we would, and the special exhibits were especially interesting. A well-spent 2 hours. Definitely can be fun...More

Thank Andrey N
Reviewed 1 week ago

While the museum is not huge, it was definitely worth a walk through. You'll be surprised how many shoes you owned that are listed in Shoe History : 0 Definitely worth a visit.

Thank CMiller11717
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice little museum. Who would think there could be a museum just for shoes. Even as a guy l was impressed. The history is interesting, not that you are going to spend all day there, but the Royal Ontario Museum is just a short walk...More

Thank stevendD6925DX
Reviewed 1 week ago

The museum was a really interesting concept and I loved parts of it. The Arctic exhibition was really interesting and the different styles of shoes throughout the eras. Overall, its a little lack lustre and quite small. Not sure it was worth the entrance fee?

Thank Orla B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is not just fancy shoes. It's the history of so much from what dyes were used back in the 1500's to the shoes used in Vietnam. Fabulous place but I think a tour is a must.

Thank Kate R
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12 September 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.
23 March 2017|
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Response from June S | Reviewed this property |
$14 Adult $8 Students $5 children 5-17
10 August 2016|
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Response from AntiqueNuts | Reviewed this property |
1-1 1/2 hours