Shoes – Footsteps in the House of Discovery

3 Feb 2023 ‐

23 Apr 2023

12:00 am ‐ 11:59 pm

Adult: $15

Concession: $12

Child: $9

NT member: Free


Shoes - Footsteps in the House of Discovery, an activation featuring selected shoes from the National Trust collection of historical fashion, as well as footwear-related decorative arts and idiosyncratic curios.

The experience will be a dreamscape of installations in the rooms of Como House & Garden, South Yarra, Melbourne. This work is part of the PayPal Melbourne Fashion Festival Cultural Program. 


Some Themes throughout the house: 

  • A Short History of Footwear in Melbourne  
  • The Promenade – walking to show off 
  • 12 Dancing Princesses – welcome to the ball 
  • Misfortune – Superstitions and Protection Spells “ A thief’s shoes always squeak – an old Ukrainian proverb from my grandmother” 
  • Dreaming of Shoes 

Dates: February 3rd to April 23rd 2023 

Tour times:  

  • Wednesdays and Fridays at 2pm 
  • Saturdays and Sundays at 11am, 12:30pm, and 2pm 

The tours will be limited to 12 people per tour to ensure a bespoke and intimate experience. 

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Shoes – Footsteps in the House of Discovery Curator Talk

Dates: Sunday 12 February & Sunday 2 April at 10.30am & 12.30pm

Learn about the Trust’s collection of strange and wonderful shoes with Senior Curator Elizabeth Anya-Petrivna in the fabulous Ballroom at Como House.

This talk runs for approximately 45 minutes with time for questions at the end.

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