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Shoephoria! at Fashion Museum Bath – last chance to see!

Showcasing more than 350 pairs of boots and shoes, 

Shoephoria! at Fashion Museum Bath traces the evolution of shoe style, materials and making over the last 300 years.

The exhibition includes shoes worn by iconic figures from British cultural life, including actors Noel Coward and Margaret Lockwood, music hall star Fred Kitchen, ballerinas Margot Fonteyn and Alicia Markova, and Nicola Adams in Strictly Come Dancing 2020. Shoephoria! aims to present a new way of looking at footwear and its wearers in a show that demonstrates the creativity and style of shoemakers and wearers throughout history.

From the oldest shoes in the collection – a pair of red velvet mules from the 1690s – to sneakers and trainers from the 2000s; from shoes belonging to Queen Mary and Queen Victoria to designer shoes by Vivienne Westwood, Manolo Blahnik and Jimmy Choo, Shoephoria! offers a close-up look at the various styles that make up the history of footwear.

Share your favourite shoes with us!

As part of our Shoephoria! display there is a Wearers’ Walkway, a photographic presentation of ordinary people and their extraordinary shoes. 

What is your favourite pair of shoes, either from right now, or perhaps a much-loved pair from the past? We'd love to know! Take a snapshot or share a story and tag us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram using the hashtag #MyShoephoria.

Shoephoria! runs until 18 April 2022.

Online booking advisable. Closed on Mondays (except Bank Holidays) Click here to book


Fashion Museum,
Assembly Rooms | Bennett Street | Bath BA1 2QH

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