Bata Shoe Museum, Toronto, Canada

Posted on August 2, 2012 by


Thanks to Rachel at The Penniless Traveller for this fun post on the Bata Shoe Museum

The Bata Shoe Museum in Toronto, Canada is a museum you won’t find anywhere else in the world! Devoted entirely to shoes, the museum features historic slippers from all over the world, as well as celebrity kicks and even some socks!

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A great museum for kids and adults alike, there is something for every generation. Kids can play and learn at interactive stations throughout the museum, as adults watch movies about some of the people who once owned the shoes in the museum today.

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Elton John’s High-Tops

I went with my family in the summer and some of our favorite shoes were Elton John’s High Tops, shoes made of human hair, and socks that once belonged to Napoleon!

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Mike Myer’s Shoes

We spent hours walking around the museum and calling over to each other, “Mom, these were Mike Myer’s shoes!!”

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Napoleon’s Socks

This is a great trip for families and those traveling on their own. Such a unique museum and extensive collection is something you can’t miss!

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Native American Moccasins

Located centrally in downtown Toronto it’s easy to get to by subway or car and there are lots of other things to do while you’re there!

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Socks made of Human Hair

Address: 327 Bloor St. West, Toronto, Canada

Entry Fee: $14 adults, $5 kids, special family discount prices, 5PM-8PM
Thursday (pay what you can, suggested donation $5!)

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