Bata Shoe Museum in Toronto, ON

327 Bloor Street WestToronto, ON M5S 1W7
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Overview

If you’re a fan of shoes, a visit to this museum is a must! As a unique specialty museum with over a thousand shoes on display, the Bata Shoe Museum attracts visitors from all over the world. It’s impressive galleries detail not just styles of footwear but how shoes reflect entire ways of life, religious beliefs, social status, and more.

Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our Toronto Travel Experts
  • The BSM’s international collection of over 13,000 artifacts spans 4,500 years of history.
  • Features permanent exhibition as well as three rotating galleries.

Description

from Bata Shoe Museum
Located in Toronto, the Bata Shoe Museum regularly displays over a thousand shoes and related artifacts chosen from our collection of over 13,000 objects, in architect Raymond Moriyama’s iconic, award-winning building.

The BSM celebrates the style, development, and function of footwear across four impressive galleries, with displays ranging from Chinese bound foot shoes and ancient Egyptian sandals to chestnut-crushing clogs and glamorous platforms. Over 4,500 years of history are reflected in our permanent exhibition, All About Shoes, while our three other galleries feature changing exhibitions

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runningwild32
united kingdom
"Fun & Interesting"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed November 13, 2019 NEW
This was recommended to us and it did not disappoint. On the face of it, it would not appear overly interesting but you could not be more wrong. There were many different types of shoes, along with the history of foot ware, not only for First Nation people but different people across the world. The exhibits, when needed had all the necessary annotation to explain exactly what you were looking at and the background. Well worth the couple of hours if you take your time.
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EliannaR
Sherwood Park, Canada
"Fun museum "
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed November 12, 2019 NEW
This museum was a nice surprise and fun to learn about shoes from around the world as well as some famous footwear.
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AlkaKolipakam
Pune, India
"A unique museum"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed November 06, 2019 NEW
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 exhibit on all types of footwear manufactured by Bata. I didn't see anything like that (I hope I didn't miss it 🤔) I would suggest they have some such thing there
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Rio S
"shozzzzz"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed November 01, 2019 NEW
I love shoes and love buying shoes. I wish I had 8 feet, then this museum would mean even more to me. Only 2 feet mean I don't need as many shoes - a little disappointing.
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AnthonyCat
NY,NY
"Unusual and fun"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed October 17, 2019
One of the days we were in Toronto it was raining so we made it a museum day. We were up at the Royal Ontario Museum and Bata is nearby. Turned out to be a great time. They have exhibits of footwear from thousands of years ago to contemporary times. Saw shoes from ancient times that looked like the ones Lady Gaga wears on stage today!
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Frequently Asked Questions about Bata Shoe Museum

What are the hours of operation?
They are open 363 days a year. They are closed Christmas Day and Good Friday.

Where is it located?
327 Bloor St. W, Toronto Ontario M5S 1W7

Is the Bata Shoe Museum appropriate for children?
Yes.

Is the Bata Shoe Museum wheelchair accessible?
The Bata Shoe Museum is wheelchair accessible.

Can I bring my camera?
Yes, but flash photography is not permitted in the galleries.

Can I bring my own food/beverages?
Food (including gum) and drinks are not allowed in the galleries.