Shoes, Slippers and Sandals: Feet and Footwear through the Ages

A display looking at the significance of feet and footwear in the Ancient World and beyond



Until Tuesday 14 May

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During museum opening hours


Temporary exhibition space (formerly the Mithraeum), Hadrian's Wall gallery, ground floor


Free entry, donations welcome. 

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This display looks at some of the archaeological evidence in our collections for the significance of feet and footwear in the Greek and Roman World. 

It also showcases some examples of footwear from our World Cultures collections, demonstrating some of the many ways in which people have designed shoes throughout the centuries.

Image: Roman brooch in the form of a shoe