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The Shoe Museum

40 High Street | Clarks Village, Street BA16 0EQ, England
+44 1458 842243
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A hidden gem

This museum is easy to miss, but well worth a visit. It is free of charge to enter. It's a lot... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Kath A
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Somerset, United Kingdom
A real insight into an every day item

A real insight into an every day item. The history of the shoe and beginnings of Clarks was very... read more

Reviewed 11 June 2018
Kande11
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The Shoe Museum houses more than 1,000 historic shoes including Roman and Medieval footwear. It also tells the history of Clarks from its beginnings when it was started by Quaker brothers James and Cyrus Clark to the present day.Items on display include embroidered satin Georgian shoes, Victorian button boots, Roman sandals, shoes from around the world, and the last designed for Princess Diana's wedding slipper. There are also Clarks shoes starting from the 19th century and posters and show cards including designs from Edward McKnight Kauffer who also worked on designs for the London Underground in 1915.There is also a reconstructed 19th century outworker's cottage interior.There are family trails available and a children's corner.
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40 High Street | Clarks Village, Street BA16 0EQ, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum is easy to miss, but well worth a visit. It is free of charge to enter. It's a lot larger than might be immediately obvious, with a huge number of shoes through the ages, as well as some costumes and information about manufacture....More

Thank Kath A
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Reviewed 11 June 2018 via mobile

A real insight into an every day item. The history of the shoe and beginnings of Clarks was very interesting. The array of historical shoe, it has blown me away. Being a massive shoe fanatic, it shows how we have become who we are to...More

Thank Kande11
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Reviewed 25 May 2018 via mobile

Found the shoe museum on our way back from hols. It was fabulous, although very few men’s shoes appear to have survived .

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Reviewed 31 March 2018

Probably the best collection of shoes in the UK. A fantastic range of shoes through centuries and sparked childhood meteorites with Clark’s sandals

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Reviewed 28 March 2018

Visited here on a school trip many years ago. Good location and attracts attention from non local residents.

Thank broadbean66
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Reviewed 3 February 2018

Well worth a visit !! Free as well . Staff very informative. Gives an insight to the history of clarks in street .

Thank ELaine170
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Reviewed 19 October 2017 via mobile

Was staying the night in Street and in the morning came across the Clark shoe museum . Free entry to an excellent presentation of the doe industry. Loads of exhibits with shoes recognised from my childhood . Plenty of interaction for kids included ,

Thank Y3363HArichardw
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Reviewed 12 October 2017

Wow! Some really beautiful exhibits in here. A wonderful history of our footwear through the years. I especially liked the ones from the Art Deco period. It's a shame that Clark's shoes are no longer made in Great Britain, but there are plans 'afoot' to...More

Thank somersetroadq
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Reviewed 2 October 2017

Fascinating displays of footwear in a timeline that takes you through the ages and set out in such a way as to suit all ages. Free entry and well worth a visit.

Thank Heather R
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Reviewed 14 September 2017

Im not a shoe fan but a friend wanted to visit and asked me along. I was surprisingly interested, some of the exhibits are amazing. Its not very big and you can do the whole thing in half an hour

Thank pinkcombats
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ericjarvas
22 June 2017|
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Response from Sue W | Reviewed this property |
I was staying in Wells and got a bus directly to Street which was very convenient & took about 20 minutes. The museum is easy to find at the end of the main shopping area & next to the Clarks designer shopping outlet/village.
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Susan M
31 March 2017|
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Response from Sue W | Reviewed this property |
Yes, the main shops, Clarks outlet village & then the museum are all on the main high street in Street- all in easy walking distance.
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Sue R
17 February 2016|
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Response from MuseumOfficer | Property representative |
The Museum is open Monday-Friday from 10am-4.45pm.
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