Membership

Become a member of The Bata Shoe Museum today!

Interested in finding out more about the Collector's Circle, the Museum's patron program?

Visit our Collector's Circle page to renew your membership or find out more information on how you can become a part of this exceptional group of individuals dedicated to helping support the Bata Shoe Museum.

Membership gives you and your family the opportunity to explore the culture and customs of people from around the world through a series of permanent and changing exhibitions. With more that 12,000 artifacts in its collection, the Museum is the largest in the world exclusively devoted to shoes.

As a member you can visit as often as you like for free. Come back again and again to take part in programs, lectures, family activities, hands-on workshops, tours, exhbition openings and special events. You'll also receive Footnotes, our newsletter, full of shoe lore and information on current activities. Discounts on purchases in the Museum Shop and other savings means that membership is as practical as it is rewarding.

Join now and have the wonderful feeling of supporting one of Canada's intriguing cultural gems.

Membership Benefits

All levels of membership enjoy these benefits:

  • One year free admission
  • Discount in Museum shop
  • Free or discounted admission to programs and events
  • Invitations to selected events and exhibition openings
  • Guest passes
  • Free admission to participating Ontario Assocation of Art Galleries institutions

Membership Levels


Individual Membership - $60

Student Membership(Full-time with ID) - $40

Senior Membership (65+) - $50

Out of Town Membership (more than 100 km outside of Toronto) - $50

Family/Dual Membership - $80
(includes a second membership card and admission for up to 2 adults and 4 children)

Please note - All online purchases are done via PayPal's secure site

Purchase a Membership
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Supporting Membership - $150/$250/$350/$450

All regular membership benefits plus:

  • Second membership card and admission for up to 2 adults and 4 children
  • Guest privileges ((one per card per visit)
  • Curator's lecture
  • Free admission to participating North American Reciprocal Museums
  • Invitations to selected events and exhibition opening
  • Tax receipt for the eligible portion of your membership
  • Recognition in Museum publications

  • Supporting Member Levels

    Contributing Membership - $500-999

    All regular membership benefits plus:

  • Second membership card and admission for up to 2 adults and 4 children
  • Guest privileges (one per card per visit)
  • Curator's lecture
  • Free admission to participating North American Reciprocal Museums
  • Invitations to selected events and exhibition openings
  • Tax receipt for the eligible portion of your membership
  • Recognition in Museum publications
  • Private docent-led tour for up to ten people
  • Complimentary individual membership for recipient of your choice
  • Supporting Member Levels


    For further information or to join, please call 416.979.7799 x240 or email our Membership Department.

    Membership and Gift Membership forms

    Follow this link to download a printer-friendly Membership form
    (Adobe PDF file, 440Kb)

    or

    Follow this link to download a printer-friendly Gift Membership form (Adobe PDF file, 100Kb)

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