Tickets for Bata Shoe Museum

Discover the history of human culture told through footwear

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Overview
Opening hours
Today:  10:00 - 17:00
Tomorrow:  10:00 - 17:00
Wednesday:  10:00 - 17:00
Thursday:  10:00 - 20:00
Friday:  10:00 - 17:00
Saturday:  10:00 - 17:00
Sunday:  12:00 - 17:00
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
Exhibitions
The Gold Standard: Glittering Footwear From Around The Globe
Now on - Oct 7, 2019

If you thought we were in the golden age of footwear, think again. The Bata Shoe Museum has curated a collection that would make Midas blush. This collection from BSM's Senior Curator, Elizabeth Semmelhack, brings together gilded shoes from across the globe and delves into the cultural meaning and privilege these pristine pieces portray.

Find out more about Ancient Egyptians' golden funerary sandals, 16th-century Italian chopines that could pass for a horse's hoof, and Japanese pokkuri – hollowed out platform shoes with a hidden bell – that would ring with every step.

Image copyright © 2019 Bata Shoe Museum, Toronto (Photo: Ron Wood)

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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.

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Ticket features
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What's included
Admission to the Bata Shoe Museum and all its exhibitions
Free audio guide to download or stream
Access to specially ticketed events such as lectures and workshops
Instructions

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

Changing or cancelling your ticket
  • Cancellations are possible up to 24 hours before your visit date
  • Changes are possible for this ticket
Venue
Address
Bata Shoe Museum
327 Bloor St W, M5S 1W7, Toronto
Key info
Audio guide
Smart guide to download onto your mobile device, available in English and French
Wheelchair accessible
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