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Free Weekend for ROM Members: Bata Shoe Museum

Exclusively for ROM Members.

The Bata Shoe Museum continues to prove that 'for every shoe there is a story'. On January 27 to 28, 2018, ROM Members are invited to receive free admission to the Bata Shoe Museum and its exhibitions, including our latest, The Gold Standard: Glittering Footwear From Around the Globe. The gleam of gold has seduced people around the world. Treasured for its incorruptibility and remarkable shine, gold has been used ornamentally since time immemorial and as currency since at least the Bronze Age. But gold for shoes? Seems improbable. Yet golden footwear has been central to expressions of status and style in numerous cultures. This exhibition features some of the Bata Shoe Museum’s most impressive and precious artefacts and explores the meanings and cultural uses of golden footwear across the globe.

From 10:00 am to 4:00 pm on Saturday and 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm on Sunday, children ages 3 to 12 are invited to join us for drop-in, shoe-themed arts and crafts as well as funky, try-on shoes, and a game of iSpy to play in the gallery.

For FREE admission, please present your valid ROM Membership card and photo ID at the front desk on January 27 and 28. Please note that there are no guest privileges, and there may be an extra charge for any special ticketed events. For the Bata Shoe Museum’s hours and additional information, visit or call 416.979.7799.

Date & Time

  • Saturday, January 27, 2018 (10:00 am - 4:00 pm) & Sunday, January 28, 2018 (12:00 - 4:00 pm).


Bata Shoe Museum
327 Bloor Street West
Toronto, ON M5S 1W7



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