The Shoe Museum is conceptually orientated to the history of shoe industry and design, addressing several themes.

It is a museum connected to the local population and to its visitors, as well as a space of learning and experimentation, with vital functions such as study and investigation, incorporation, inventory and documentation, conservation, security, education, interpretation and display.

The Shoe Museum feeds on collaborations that involve the human universe of the shoe sector, from the worker to the boss, going through tradespeople, shop keepers, consumers and designers, recovering important individual and collective memories that give structure to the being of communities. It is, therefore, a space in touch with its host community, aiming to divulge its being and its know-how.

Socially and culturally active, as well as pedagogically useful, The Shoe Museum evokes stories and memories, thus contributing to deepen and  spread the knowledge of the local identity and culture, but also of other social, historical and cultural realities associated to the universe of the object it is named after.

Within this context, The Shoe Museum is an institution integrated in a wider plan (local, regional and national) of cultural, built, archeological and industrial heritage planning, inserted on a network of institutions with common purposes and complementing other cultural itineraries which focus on moments of interest within local and regional industry history.