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“Just shoes...”
Review of Bata Shoe Museum

Bata Shoe Museum
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$32.54*
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Toronto City Hop-on Hop-off Tour
Ranked #30 of 501 things to do in Toronto
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: The Bata Shoe Museum: For Every Shoe There's a Story The Bata Shoe Museum is home to the world's largest, most comprehensive collection of shoes and footwear-related objects. The mission of the BSM is to contribute to the knowledge and understanding of the role of footwear in the social and cultural life of humanity. Through acquiring, conserving, researching, communicating and exhibiting material evidence related to the history of footwear and shoemaking, the Museum illustrates the living habits, the culture and the customs of people from every corner of the world.
Los Angeles
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78 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“Just shoes...”
Reviewed April 1, 2013

It probably the only shoe museum on the world. There is a story about the history of shoes, then they show different types of native american shoes, shoes of geishas and ballet shoes. You definitely learn something new.

Visited May 2012
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Toronto
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“If you love other people's shoes...”
Reviewed March 30, 2013

Shoes, shoes, and more shoes. Don't get too excited, this is not a shopping trip! These shoes belonged to someone else. An interesting history of shoes is displayed.

Visited April 2012
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Niagara-on-the-Lake, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Quick Run Through”
Reviewed March 17, 2013

We basically ran through this museum because of our parking time limit and lack of change, but from what we focused on it was a very nice informative museum. I would definitely go back and take some more time to go through

Visited March 2013
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Canada
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11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Who doesn't love shoes?”
Reviewed March 16, 2013

A great way to spend an afternoon not shopping on Bloor. I love when they host exhibits especially of historic shoes!

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
“I LOVE SHOES!”
Reviewed March 14, 2013

Great off the beaten path museum! Fun activities for kids and the staff was excellent. Loved the Vivier shoe exhibit and I like that new shoes continue to be added to the standard exhibit.

Visited March 2013
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