Learn about the history of footwear at Bata Shoe Museum. The museum was established in 1995, based upon a collection of footwear belonging to Sonja Bata and her husband Tomas, son of the founder of the Bata Shoe Company. Situated in an eclectic deconstructive-style building designed by Raymond Moriyama, the museum houses the largest collection of footwear in the world. Admire shoes from numerous different cultures and time periods, divided into themes, and view footwear that used to belong to notable people, such as Queen Victoria, Elton John, and Elvis. Our Toronto trip planner makes visiting Bata Shoe Museum and other Toronto attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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Bata Shoe Museum Reviews
Bata being headquartered in Canada, I was interested when I heard about this museum. It has a wide collection of footwear from different parts of the world. However, I was hoping to see a specific exh... more »
I had a few hours to kill until a matinee theater show, so I went in here. It was far better and more interesting than I expected it would be. I so wish I'd had my camera, but the lighting is kept ver... more »
Cute museum for shoes through the centuries. Easy fun to do. Can be done in an hour easily. Street meter parking best option. Icing on the car was a presentation from staff on different shoes that you were able to touch and see. With historic info. Famous people worn shoe exhibits. Definitely for fashion students.
Smaller than I imagined, but great exhibits, friendly staff, and interesting facts- plus it only takes about an hour to get through. I wouldn’t take young kids here, but teenage girls might love this. Not a strong representation of men’s shoes, but not surprised by that. Very reasonable prices, and a great deal for students!
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