Friends of the BSM: Levels and Benefits

Join now and become part of the BSM community!

The BSM gives you and your family the opportunity to explore the culture and customs of people from around the world through a series of original and changing exhibitions. With more than 13,000 artifacts in its collection, the Museum is the largest in the world exclusively devoted to shoes. As a Friend of the BSM, 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, exhibition openings and special events. Discounts on purchases at the Museum Shop and other savings means that joining us is as practical as it is rewarding.

Where else can you…

  • Examine footwear from the earliest civilizations on earth…
  • Delight in the towering heels and delicate embroidery of shoes chronicling the history of Western fashion…
  • See a space boot worn by an astronaut…
  • Get up close and personal with footwear worn by some of the world’s most notable people!

For more information or to become a Friend of the BSM please email friends@batashoemuseum.ca, call 416-979-7799 x 250 or purchase online below.

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NEW $2500+ Silver Anniversary Patron Level

In addition to knowing that your contribution actively supports the museum and its initiatives, the Silver Anniversary Patron level also comes with numerous privileges including:

Benefits:

  • Free unlimited admission to the BSM permanent collection and temporary exhibitions
  • Discounts on select programs, events and workshops
  • Invitations to exclusive Friends of the BSM events and programs
  • 25% discount in the BSM museum shop
  • 10% off gift Friends of the BSM subscriptions
  • Customized private tour of the BSM for up to 10 people
  • Income tax receipt for allowable amount ($2400)
  • 15% discount on a facility rental
  • 8 complimentary guest passes to the BSM
  • Recognition on our website and in the BSM Annual Report as a Silver Anniversary Patron
  • Free reciprocal admission to over 1,000 participating museums and galleries in North America (NARM)

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Most Popular

Individual – $60
Young Adult – $30 ( 30 and under)
Family – $80 (includes a second membership card and admission for up to 2 adults and 4 children)

Benefits

  • One year of free admission
  • Discount in Museum Shop
  • Free or discounted admission to programs and events
  • Free admission to over 70 participating Ontario Association Art Galleries
  • Subscription to Friends of the BSM e-newsletter featuring exclusive news and offers
    One-use guest passes

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Sustaining Levels – $150 / $250

Benefits of Sustaining Friends

  • One year of free admission
  • Discount in Museum Shop
  • Free or discounted admission to programs and events
  • Free admission to over 70 participating Ontario Association Art Galleries
  • Subscription to Friends of the BSM e-newsletter featuring exclusive news and offers
  • Second card and admission for up to 2 adults and 4 children
  • Guest privileges (one per card per visit)
  • Four one-use guest passes
  • Free admission to participating North American Reciprocal Museums
  • Invitations to selected events and exhibition openings
  • Tax receipt for the eligible portion of your support
  • Recognition in Museum publications

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Contributing Friends – $500 / $750

Benefits of Contributing Friends

  • One year of unlimited free admission
  • Discount in Museum Shop
  • Free or discounted admission to programs and events
  • Free admission to over 70 participating Ontario Association Art Galleries
  • Subscription to Friends of the BSM e-newsletter featuring exclusive news and offers
  • Second card and admission for up to 2 adults and 4 children
  • Guest privileges (one per card per visit)
  • Six one-use guest passes
  • Free admission to participating North American Reciprocal MuseumsInvitations 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