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Bata Shoe Museum

Bata Shoe Museum

327 Bloor St W, Toronto, Ontario
http://www.batashoemuseum.ca/index.html

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.

Photo Credit: Photo from Wikimedia Commons, licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Bata_Shoe_Museum.jpg

Text Credit: Source: http://www.batashoemuseum.ca/about/unique_museum.shtml

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  • A very unique museum
    guestBook Guestbook/ KatieWilliams/ Oct 6, 2017

    A very unique museum... it is a museum surrounding a specific item (shoes), yet it isn't just an artefact tour. Each item has a story, and although many items aren't directly linked to each other through purpose/owner, they're all linked through a narrative of design.
    A great museum and I can't wait to re-visit!

  • Bata Shoe Museum
    guestBook Guestbook/ GeoGal1/ Sep 7, 2017 Bata Shoe Museum

    I love Moriyama's concept of designing the building like a shoe box. We attended a special event at the museum several years ago and really enjoyed studying the collection without large crowds of people. It was also fun to see the museum featured as one of the challenges in the Amazing Race Canada. Now that I have won a museum pass, I will be back for another visit.

  • Explore150 photoSpot Snapshot/ GeoGal1/ Sep 7, 2017
  • We loved the shoe museum!
    guestBook Guestbook/ iakerhielm/ Aug 20, 2014

    We loved the helpful staff!

  • Explore150 photoSpot Snapshot/ iakerhielm/ Aug 20, 2014
  • Men in Black
    guestBook Guestbook/ MCher84/ Aug 20, 2014 Men in Black

    These are not the Men in Black we all know and love

  • Hanging legs
    guestBook Guestbook/ Stamptheyard/ Aug 20, 2014 Hanging legs

    We thought the hanging legs were very unique and eye catching!

  • Explore150 photoSpot Snapshot/ Stamptheyard/ Aug 20, 2014
  • Explore150 photoSpot Snapshot/ MCher84/ Aug 20, 2014
  • Explore150 photoSpot Snapshot/ alyzamp/ Jan 22, 2014
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Bata Shoe Museum

Bata Shoe Museum

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NEWS FEED
  • A very unique museum
    guestBook Guestbook/ KatieWilliams/ Oct 6, 2017

    A very unique museum... it is a museum surrounding a specific item (shoes), yet it isn't just an artefact tour. Each item has a story, and although many items aren't directly linked to each other through purpose/owner, they're all linked through a narrative of design.
    A great museum and I can't wait to re-visit!

  • Bata Shoe Museum
    guestBook Guestbook/ GeoGal1/ Sep 7, 2017 Bata Shoe Museum

    I love Moriyama's concept of designing the building like a shoe box. We attended a special event at the museum several years ago and really enjoyed studying the collection without large crowds of people. It was also fun to see the museum featured as one of the challenges in the Amazing Race Canada. Now that I have won a museum pass, I will be back for another visit.

  • Explore150 photoSpot Snapshot/ GeoGal1/ Sep 7, 2017
  • We loved the shoe museum!
    guestBook Guestbook/ iakerhielm/ Aug 20, 2014

    We loved the helpful staff!

  • Explore150 photoSpot Snapshot/ iakerhielm/ Aug 20, 2014
  • Men in Black
    guestBook Guestbook/ MCher84/ Aug 20, 2014 Men in Black

    These are not the Men in Black we all know and love

  • Hanging legs
    guestBook Guestbook/ Stamptheyard/ Aug 20, 2014 Hanging legs

    We thought the hanging legs were very unique and eye catching!

  • Explore150 photoSpot Snapshot/ Stamptheyard/ Aug 20, 2014
  • Explore150 photoSpot Snapshot/ MCher84/ Aug 20, 2014
  • Explore150 photoSpot Snapshot/ alyzamp/ Jan 22, 2014

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.

327 Bloor St W, Toronto, Ontario
http://www.batashoemuseum.ca/index.html
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Photo: Photo from Wikimedia Commons, licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Bata_Shoe_Museum.jpg