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Our shoes tell stories. They tell of days in the fields and nights on the dancefloor; of hard work and leisure; of thrift and extravagance. This small exhibition explores shoes worn by brewers and babies, servicewomen and music fans, members of high society and everyday people, from the mid-19th century to the 1980s. Together, they provide a glimpse into other lives.

The exhibited shoes come from Museums & Galleries Edinburgh’s exceptional costume collection, which spans the 18th to 21st centuries. Most of the shoes have never been displayed before. Until 24 April 2020.

Stepping Out: Shoes from the collection of Museum & Galleries Edinburgh

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Museum of Edinburgh

Temporarily Closed

Iconic items, beautiful objects, fascinating facts and gruesome tales are waiting to be discovered in this beautiful 16th century museum. More info