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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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Bata Shoe Museum Admission
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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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Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
LOCATION
327 Bloor St W | (at St. George St.), Toronto, Ontario M5S 1W7, Canada
Midtown
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+1 416-979-7799
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Reviewed today via mobile

This has been on my bucket list for a while. The museum did not disappoint with 3 floors of shoes! The history section is very interesting but it is clear from the crowd that the Manolo B. Exhibit area that this is what most people...More

Thank joyceh625
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Unexpected gem of a museum. History of shoes presented in an organized fashion. Manolo exhibit highlights shoes as a work of art. Small museum and can be done in 1-2 hours.

Thank Sylverlee4
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Reviewed 5 days ago

You will learn so much about shoes in a short period of time ! Please go see for yourself.The history of shoes from the Cave man to the XX1 Century ...

Thank Gerald G
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Unfortunately reached late and the museum was close, but got to know that it has nothing to do with Bata brand, it’s his wife who got fascinated with the shoe making processes and hence compiles shoes from all over the world.

Thank Travelguru410
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a private nice and interesting museum, with some history of making the shoes . Not a must see.

Thank Elena P
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to the Bata shoe museum, determined not to like it and find it least interesting. How we were proved wrong. A beautiful display of shoes - great history, well documented and labelled. Items from all over the world. Simple fascinating - we spent...More

Thank sbf303
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a great distraction on a hot afternoon. We have little prior interest in shoes other than as foot coverings -- but by the end of our visit we were transformed into enthusiastic pseudo-experts! The Manolo exhibit was a stunner - the shoes were...More

Thank G.Frankie
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum for shoes (including history thereof) is worth a visit we thought. Even though the staff didn't know where Nike or US HQ of Adidas were located. Still not sure who invented high heels, but they have been around a while.

Thank Huskie4
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The exhibit represents many of the shoe designers most iconic creations and truly showcases his designs.

Thank Rosemary0211
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Thursday evenings (5-8pm) are pay what you can, suggested $5. Museum has shoes from all over the world, has fascinating info about the cultural reasons / transitions with all the different kinds of footwear. Manolo Blahnik exhibit was fun to see. The museum has a...More

1  Thank Tommyboy3d
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mommika1
10 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
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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.
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anewphoneonoct052014
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.
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