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... more
There’s more to footwear than you would ever imagine! The Bata Shoe Museum is a centre of knowledge about the role of footwear in the social and cultural life of humanity. It is also an award-winning building housing a wide-ranging collection of footwear from all walks of life. Four exhibitions are on view at any one time, of which three are temporary and focus on specific aspects of human... more
who would have thought that a shoe museum could be so interesting
the many exhibits here are fun and educational as well
This is a fun and totally cheap thing to do on a thursday evening. Every other day of the week the admission for adults is 14$, however on thursdays between 5pm and 8pm the admission is "pay what you can" although they suggested donation is 5$. They have all kinds of shoes from the past...showing the evolution of our ancestors walk of life until the more recent shoe developments. They have a pair of Elton John's platforms, a pair of Manolo Blahnik shoes that were worn on sex and the city, and a ton of other pop culture iconic shoes. This museum is small enough and you can easily walk threw it in an hour...two if you pushed it....So make sure to go on thursdays...to get your $ worth...
Imelda Marcos: Eat your heart out. This modern museum houses the shoe-magnate Bata family's 10,000-item collection. The attractive building, designed by Raymond Moriyama, suggests a whimsical shoebox. The main gallery, "All About Shoes," traces the history of footwear, beginning with a plaster cast of some of the earliest known human footprints that date to 4 million B.C. You'll come across... more
I actually had a really nice time. I was surprised! My boyfriend wanted to take me here for my birthday. He knows I love shoes, and figured this would be something fun to try. And he was right!
It was really cool seeing Marilyn's red heels.
I wish they would have had hockey players skates! They had snow shoes and these scuba boots. I think skates would of been a nice touch, but I still had fun.
Theres a few things I would like to change about this place. I really wanted to see beautifully designed shoes. Im talking concept shoes, more shoes that have been on celebrities and super fancy ones. This place is mostly the history of foot ware. Interesting too, I was just wanting more visually appealing displays. To read about everything you get a serious neck cramp, the plaques about the... more
I make shoes by hand and this is the *IT* establishment for souters & shoe fetishists alike.
Traveled to Toronto specifically for the Bata Shoe Museum. The permanent collection, the history of the shoe, "All About Shoes: Footwear Through the Ages" and my favorite, "Beauty, Identity, Pride: Native North American Footwear" are verifiable homages to the craft and its crafters.
While this is not... more
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If you like shoes, you'll love this museum devoted entirely to footwear; shoes from all cultures and all parts of the world, ancient times to the present. Fancy shoes and basic ones, boots and sandals, they are all in the Raymond Moriyama building, located north of the University of Toronto campus. You can view more than 10,000 pairs in all. Celebrity shoes include Queen Victoria's ballroom... more
An unusual idea for a museum collection, but the international variety housed in this museum near the University of Toronto is vast and fascinating, ranging from the fantastical to the practical. If clothes make the man (or woman), then surely we can learn much from his or her footwear.The museum began as a personal passion for shoes. Sonja Bata has been collecting shoes of every flavour since... more