The Museum's Permanent Collection

storage area for the Bata Shoe Museum's collection

The collection in storage

The Museum's collections have grown over the years and now number over 12,500 artifacts: far too many to be all on display at once! In order to highlight different aspects of the collections, we offer three time-limited changing exhibitions as well as one semi-permanent exhibition.

The EXHIBITIONS section will show you what's on currently on view.

Online Exhibitions

logo - All About Shoes online exhibitions All About Shoes
Curious about kamiks? Perplexed by paduka? Want to learn more about footwear without actually getting on your feet to do so? Visit our virtual museum All About Shoes to see a selection of past exhibitions.

small signature image of online exhibitions Many items from our collections are also viewable in the online exhibition On Canadian Ground.

The Museum houses artifacts from many geographic areas, time periods and cultural groups. Please note that we are currently revamping this section of our website to better highlight the diversity and scope of our collection. If you need any specfic information on our collection, please send an email with your inquiry to Thank you!