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

This is a historic exhibition. It is no longer available to visit and this page is only retained as a record of the previous event. For current and future exhibitions, visit our What's On page.

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



Until 14 May 2019 (historic exhibition)


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