A Unique Museum

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Welcome to the Bata Shoe Museum

Discover the treasures of North America's charming and surprising shoe museum. Over a thousand shoes and related artefacts (from a collection numbering over 13,000) are on exhibit in architect Raymond Moriyama's award-winning five floor structure.

The Museum celebrates the style and function of footwear in four impressive galleries. Footwear on display ranges from Chinese bound foot shoes and ancient Egyptian sandals to chestnut-crushing clogs and glamourous platforms. Over 4,500 years of history and a collection of 20th-century celebrity shoes are reflected in the semi-permanent exhibition, All About Shoes. Three other galleries feature changing exhibitions, so there's always something new to see.

We welcome guided group tours and school visits as well as individual visitors.

Background Information

In the MEDIA ROOM you can find more information, in a print-friendly format, about:

The ARCHIVE section contains information about some of our previous exhibitions and events.

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