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Tickets for Bata Shoe Museum

Discover the history of human culture told through footwear

 
Flexible ticket: cancellable up to 24 hours before visit date
Instant ticket delivery
Wheelchair accessible
Audio guide: English, French
Smartphone tickets accepted
COVID-19 update
Due to the developments in the COVID-19 outbreak, we have extended our cancellation policy.

Overview

Highlights

  • Discover the ever-changing face of cultural history told through the universal human clothing item – shoes!
  • See incredibly rare pieces like Elton John's silver platform boots and beautifully embroidered Manchu platforms
  • Access all of the museum's exhibitions, and use a free audio guide to help you explore the immense collection

Description

Walk a mile in someone else's shoes with a ticket to Bata Shoe Museum, dedicated solely to shoes! The museum uses shoes to show the shape-shifting social fabrics of cultures around the world – past and present. See French chestnut-crushing boots alongside delicately embroidered Chinese silk shoes, moose-skin moccasins, and footwear made from human hair!

Laced with over 13,000 exhibits spanning 4,500 years, with temporary exhibitions to boot, you're sure to wear out some leather exploring it all! Gawk at a well-preserved velvet-covered platform chopine from 16th-century Renaissance Italy, sandals from ancient Greece and Egypt, the elegant creations of today's haute couture catwalk designers, and lots more.

Ticket

What's included

Admission to the Bata Shoe Museum and all its exhibitions
Free audio guide to download or stream

What's not included

Access to specially ticketed events such as lectures and workshops

Cancellation policy

  • Cancellations are possible up to 24 hours before your visit date
  • Changes are possible for this ticket

Instructions

Show your smartphone voucher to the staff at the front desk.

Venue

Opening hours

Saturday 10:00 - 17:00
Sunday 12:00 - 17:00
Monday 10:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 10:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 17:00
Thursday 10:00 - 20:00
Friday 10:00 - 17:00

How to get there

Bata Shoe Museum
327 Bloor St W, M5S 1W7, Toronto
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Ratings & reviews

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Jan 5, 2020
it was a great One, it was not busy so I enjoyed it with my guest who was visiting from out of town.
Feb 26, 2020
I expected so much more

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