What's On 2022

Temporary Closure 

Temporary Closure 

The Bata Shoe Museum will temporarily close effective Friday, December 24th, 3pm.

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This pair of wartime winter boots was made in France. Like other wartime footwear, they were crafted out of vegetable fibre and rabbit fur, materials not required by the war effort. ...

Learn about wedding shoes from around the world by visiting our online exhibition, "The Perfect Pair: Wedding Shoe Stories". ...

Have some shoe-themed fun by checking out our BSMKids page! Solve a crossword, make a cool craft or listen to an amusing story, you can find it all on our website. ...

Leather shoes such as this pink pair were worn by fashionable women for daywear in the early part of the 19th century. They were made as straights. English, 1820-30. Learn more about the rise of pointe shoes by checking out our online exhibition "On Pointe: The Rise of the Ballet Shoe" ...

Button boots with curvaceous Louis heels were de rigueur for fashionably dressed women at the dawn of the 20th century. Many boots of the period incorporated ‘menswear’ styling. This pair was designed to look as if the wearer was sporting a pair of white spats. American, c. 1900s ...

ASK A CURATOR: Episode 65

What are the museum's plans for 2022? Find out in today's #AskACurator episode 😊
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Grab your headphones and listen to our free audio guide of each of our exhibitions! 🎧 Available in English & French. Visit our website for more info. ...

Who loves playing cards? Step up your card games with this deck of 52 cards designed with shoes from our extraordinary collection! Available on our online museum shop or shop directly on our Instagram. ...

It's Friday which means new colouring sheet are available! Visit our website to download our free colouring sheets featuring our incredible collection.
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Featured: These crampons date from the early to mid-20th century and feature sharp metal spikes as the sole. When attached to a pair of boots, they would have provided traction for walking or climbing cold and icy surfaces.
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Explore the history of men in heels and the expression of power and prestige by visiting our online exhibit "Standing TALL: The Curious History of Men in Heels" available on Google Arts & Culture. ...