If you want to see (and possibly smell) Justin Bieber's old sneakers and hockey bags, you better Belieb it's now possible because a museum in his hometown of Stratford, Ontario is opening an exhibit in his honor next month.
That's right, fans who were disappointed by the cancellation of the singing sensation's "Purpose World Tour" past year, can instead travel to his childhood hometown to peruse an array of memorabilia from before the Biebs hit the big time.
The Justin Bieber "Steps to Stardom" exhibit is set to debut on February 18. "Steps to Stardom" named in reference to the young singer's busking shows on the steps outside the local Avon Theatre focuses on the upside to Bieber's success and ignores his troubled days with the law.
Bieber himself signed off on the exhibit over coffee at a local Tim Horton's donut shop, revealed museum general manager, John Kastner.
The majority of the items are part of Bieber's grandparents' personal collection. The specially-curated mix of paraphernalia also includes more recent objects such as his Grammy, Emmy, and Teen Choice awards, a personal letter from Michelle Obama, as well as a platinum record for his introductory album My World.
Stratford Perth Museum
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Kastner discovered Bieber's grandparents held a veritable chamber of treasures from his past. The museum also notes they have a pair of running shoes in the exhibit.
Considering that Bieber's childhood stomping grounds have been a highlight for many tourists to the small city for years, the museum expects a considerable turnout. It has proven so popular that printed copies will soon be available at the board's office. For more information visit the website for the Stratford Perth Museum here.
The museum's board of directors had previously considered putting together a Bieber exhibit in the past.