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Bata Shoe Museum

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Bata Shoe Museum Admission
from US$ 10.82*
Bata Shoe Museum Admission
from US$ 10.82*
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“elton john”(22 reviews)
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...more
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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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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 17 June 2004

This museum was a great way to while away an hour or so. I went with a couple other "girls" and we had a great time. I especially enjoyed viewing the celebrity shoes. Take time for this museum and then walk a few blocks to...More

24  Thank armchair
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 2 July 2007

The Bata Shoe Museum has literally thousands of pairs of shoes, spanning the ages, from pre-historic times (although most of these are replicas) through to the future (a boot from the NASA training camp is there). Exhibits change frequently, so I can only speak of...More

4  Thank mickeytor
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Reviewed today

Who knew looking at exotic shoes could be so much fun! The exhibits are fascinating! Manual Blahnik was on display the day we went! So many shoes! Such high heels! A great afternoon. Even the little girl in the group was fascinated by the sparkly...More

Thank Kj P
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a fabulous museum. We learned so much about footwear. I think nowadays we tend to think of shoes as just ornamentation, but the exhibits drive home the fact that shoes have evolved throughout time based on the needs of the vastly diverse cultures...More

Thank liveoak33
Reviewed 1 week ago

I found this very interesting. I did not know what to expect when my friend suggested we go to this museum, but I was pleasantly surprised. I will never look at shoes the same way again. They have shoes on display from the smallest shoe...More

Thank Lynne O
Reviewed 1 week ago

I was in Toronto on holiday and decided to pay a visit to the Bata Shoe Museum, what a fascinating afternoon. From the very first pair of shoes to the very latest - well worth a visit.

Thank Karen H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We only had an hour and a half, and had seen the permanent exhibits before, so we concentrated on the special exhibits. This was the perfect amount of time. Manolo Blahnik—-the shoes were truly works of art, with charming sketches by Blahnik. We particularly loved...More

Thank chinookgal
Reviewed 1 week ago

Even if you are not into shoes, this is a fascinating history of footwear throughout the world. We would not have thought of visiting until we had a recommendation from one of the guides at the Calgary Gasoline Alley!

Thank Iain H
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was something my daughter really wanted to go to and we all went along for the ride. Museum is a handsome building and displays take you on a tour of shoes through history which is really quite facinating. Museum has over 16,000 pairs of...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I enjoyed my visit to the museum however i went through it rather quickly, in about an hour and a half. Staff very helpful and friendly. Beautifully preserved artifacts and a must if you have an interest in fashion and history.

Thank ZebraStars
Reviewed 1 week ago

Sounded "kooky" but it was a wonderful museum from the history of shoes on multiple floors to its current exhibit on the top floor. Exhibit was quite impressive. I could not get audio to work on my phone unfortunately.

Thank ELLlady
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Shoes tell the history of people and of the world....this museum does just that from the beginning of time to a wonderful collection of Manolo Blahnik's shoes....

Thank skychaserCalgary
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11 March 2018|
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Response from Grimsbybud | Reviewed this property |
Actually, The BAATA Shoe Museum is a privately developed and run entity and is not connected to any of the other museums and galleries in Toronto. However, as the previous commenters have said, the entry is VERY reasonable... More
Kat S
25 November 2017|
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Response from Sharben | Reviewed this property |
I wouldn’t have thought so, in case you spill it on the exhibits.
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.