County Durham's Bowes Museum hosts V&A shoe exhibition

A new exhibition opens this weekend at the Bowes Museum in Barnard Castle, charting the social and artistic aspects of footwear over the centuries.

Credit: ITV Tyne Tees
Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

The exhibition comes from the Victoria and Albert Musuem in London and is the only venue outside the capital, before the items are taken to the USA and China.

It charts two thousand years of footwear, from a pair used for foot binding in China, to a modern trainer selection.

Helen Ford reports: