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“fantastic museum”
Review of The Shoe Museum

The Shoe Museum
Ranked #2 of 10 things to do in Street
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: The Shoe Museum houses more than 1,000 historic shoes including Roman and Medieval footwear. It also tells the history of Clarks from its beginnings when it was started by Quaker brothers James and Cyrus Clark to the present day.Items on display include embroidered satin Georgian shoes, Victorian button boots, Roman sandals, shoes from around the world, and the last designed for Princess Diana's wedding slipper. There are also Clarks shoes starting from the 19th century and posters and show cards including designs from Edward McKnight Kauffer who also worked on designs for the London Underground in 1915.There is also a reconstructed 19th century outworker's cottage interior.There are family trails available and a children's corner.
Reviewed October 4, 2013

lovely museum really interesting displays are amazing nicely set out in decades tells the full history of clarks shoes and to top it all its absolutely free well worth a visit if you are in street, somerset

Thank elizabeth l
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Reviewed September 30, 2013

If you have half an hour to spare and can drag yourself away from Clark's village this place is brilliant. There is a lot of history about shoes and the Clark's family and masses of shoes to see, a few of which are hundreds of years old. The displays illustrate the changing fashion in shoes especially over the last 150 years. There is also plenty of info as to how shoes are made. If you grew up with Clark's shoes you will be able to have a trip down memory lane to find the style you wore and also see one of the legendary automatic foot measuring machines from the 1960s and 1970s - although you cannot have a go.

Thank sheepygold
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Reviewed August 20, 2013

A lot of history on shoes and also the connection between Clarks shoes and the local area. It also took me back to my childhood when putting my feet in the measuring machines in the shoe shop was a part of replacing my shoes for school each year.

Thank Peter G
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Reviewed April 17, 2013

Being a man thought I would be bored looking at shoes! This is a free museum with lots of historical and world wide shoes, if you are visiting street village it's well worth spending an hour in the museum.

Thank Barry K
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Reviewed February 24, 2013

Another very interesting place to visit.The history of Clarks shoes.(Remember those childrens sandals) I really was impressed with the displays.

Thank Sylvia F
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