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suprising history of Bata

The museum not only has bata shoes on display but 9 glass cabinets of shoes from around the world... read more

Reviewed 29 July 2018
Lara T
I wouldn't imagine that a shoemaking museum was going to be interesting. Well, I stand corrected!

As part of our annual visit to Zlin, this year my father-in-law asked me if I had any time to visit... read more

Reviewed 18 March 2018
Sydney, Australia
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A show not only for the ladies is provided by this specialised museum, which you will find in the centre of the Czech shoemaking capital. More than a thousand exhibits will take you through the legendary production of the Baťa company (1884–1945...more
Vavrechkova 7040, Zlin 760 01, Czech Republic
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Reviewed 29 July 2018

The museum not only has bata shoes on display but 9 glass cabinets of shoes from around the world. Can get descriptions of all the shoes in English. Also has history of Tomas Bata, his ideals and the many things he accomplished as well as...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 18 March 2018

As part of our annual visit to Zlin, this year my father-in-law asked me if I had any time to visit this museum. I kid you not, the contour of my mouth started to make a smirk while I seriously tried to reply: "no" This...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed 22 July 2017

I recommend this museum. Shoemaking has a long history in my town from about 1930´s, Be sure it is very interesting for all people.

Date of experience: September 2016
Reviewed 15 June 2017

This is a great rainy day or sunny day activity. Very interesting to read all about the professional life of Czech entrepreneur Tomáš Baťa, founder of the Bata Shoes company, one of the world's biggest multinational retailers, manufacturers and distributors of footwear and accessories. Tomáš...More

Date of experience: June 2017
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Reviewed 12 June 2017

I was so amazed with this museum! If you wanna see all, it will cost you just 8€ and you can spend there 4 hours and more to see whatever you want, draw on the ground while hanging on a net, playing your own Puppet...More

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank Erika K
Reviewed 5 February 2017

It is only one floor, but you can get to know about shoemaking, travels and a bit of history of Zlin. Very interesting, partially interactive. And Tatra T87 is such a beautiful car!

Date of experience: February 2017
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Reviewed 16 November 2016

Very interesting of Bata´s shoes production. There is a part of production line, where I worked as young boy.

Date of experience: July 2016
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Reviewed 24 October 2016

We had some time before our appointments in Zlin and we decided to visit the museum. The display of shoes thru history was interesting, but if you came especially for this you might be disappointed. It took us less than 1 hour to see all...More

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank Julia J
Reviewed 25 August 2016

This Museum is well worth a visit, not only to learn about the history of shoe making but to learn about the Bata family. True visionaries who created a global empire of shoe making (and other business interests) The story boards about the long business...More

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank TaurangaTikiTourer
Reviewed 22 July 2016

I actually went through the museum before it was relocated but my kids went through the new location and told me that it did not change much. Bata was the only company that could make basketball shoes for the extra big players like Shaquile O'Neil....More

Date of experience: July 2016
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