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

  • 01 October 2019 - 20 December 2019
  • 10am - 5pm | Free
  • Museum of Edinburgh, 142-146 Canongate, Edinburgh EH8 8DD

This summer The Museum of Edinburgh gives you the chance to step back in time to explore over a hundred years of footwear and discover a truly unique insight into the lives of Edinburgh residents from centuries past.  

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Stepping Out: Shoes from the collection of Museums & Galleries Edinburgh features twelve fascinating pairs of shoes from the 1870s to the 1980s, worn by brewers, babies, servicewomen and music fans, both at work and at play in the city. Brought to life with accompanying items, background stories, photographs and film, this is an exclusive chance to see these historical items, many of which have never been displayed before.

Th exhibition is small in size but certainly not in impact with museum staff packing a whole host of captivating stories into a compact space presented in The Museum of Edinburgh. 

The shoes in this delightful exhibition come from Museums & Galleries Edinburgh’s important costume collection, which spans the 18th to 21st centuries. For conservation reasons, most of the collection is held in safe storage, but the small costume gallery at the Museum of Edinburgh, opened in 2017, allows the public to access to a whole range of historical clothes and accessories through changing exhibitions.

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