Out of the Stores: Shoes


Newarke Houses Museum, The Newarke, Leicester, LE2 7BY

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Out of the Stores: Shoes


View shoes and shoe related objects from the museum's extensive collection.

The exhibition explores shoe fashions over the last four hundred years, including the oldest shoe in the collection from 1570 and towering platforms from the 1970s.

A variety of shoes illustrate the many different reasons why we wear the shoes that we do and how shoes can celebrate special events and major milestones in our lives. The exhibition also explores shoe superstitions including investigating the reasons why people in the past deliberately hid shoes in buildings - was it for protection or good luck?

Leicester's shoemaking heritage is highlighted with shoes, catalogues, photographs and advertising from many local factories.

Remember to wear your favourite shoes when you visit!

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Opening Times

05/12/2023 - 14/01/2024 (5 Dec 2023 - 14 Jan 2024)

* Times vary

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