Challenge your preconceived notions of who wears heels and why. From privileged rulers to hyper-sexualized rock stars, explore the history of men in heels from the early 1600s to today.

Offering rare examples of men’s heeled footwear from the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, mid-nineteenth century military boots, 1930s cowboy boots and 1940s biker boots, visitors can also see John Lennon’s original 1960s Beatle boot and platforms worn by Elton John in the 1970s, all from the museum’s own holdings.