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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%
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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 yesterday

What more could a girl want? Great fun viewing the diverse styles of shoes. 1-2 hour self guided tour, great environment to browse and read exhibits.

Thank LindaJSS2015
Reviewed 2 days ago

We recently visited the Bata Shoe Museum and got a real kick (pun intended!) out of it. We especially liked the museum's focus on the history and sociology of shoes -- not the first thing that might come to mind when thinking about a very...More

Thank DGandSAG
Reviewed 2 days ago

Despite being reasonably priced, Seniors $11, I couldn't really get into the spirit of this museum - maybe just me - a grumpy old man!

Thank Anthony L
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

It was great the architecture and their collection so so fascinating it looks good on the inside and outside.

Thank Alia D
Reviewed 1 week 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 1 week 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 1 week 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 2 weeks 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 2 weeks 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
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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.
22 March 2017|
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Response from June S | Reviewed this property |
$14 Adult $8 Students $5 children 5-17
9 August 2016|
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Response from AntiqueNuts | Reviewed this property |
1-1 1/2 hours