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Shanghai History Museum

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Address: No.1 Shiji Avenue, Pudong New Area, Shanghai 200122, China
Phone Number: 021-63723500
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We visited the tower, did not know about the museum, stumbled across it. We were very impressed, well laid out covering all aspects of Shanghai's history. Larger than I expected... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

We visited the tower, did not know about the museum, stumbled across it. We were very impressed, well laid out covering all aspects of Shanghai's history. Larger than I expected, spend at least an hour here when visiting the Pearl tower. On lower floor.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Just love this place - and always seem to see new things. Its a wonderful insight into the old Shanghai and absolutely beautifully presented. Its a must see for us every time we visit Shanghai

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

If you're interested in learning a little about history then it'll be cool. I didn't spend much time looking in detail but I enjoyed what they had. It's a history museum... what more do you want. Try to go on weekdays, less people.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

This museum immerses you in the sights of Shanghai throughout history. While you might not get a comprehensive macro-view of Shanghai's history, it does a good job of showing everyday scenes of people living in Shanghai. To be honest, I liked not having to read very much. If I want to read more then I'll get a book :) The... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Worth a visit if you are at the Pearl. Good news is that it wasn't crowded (Shanghai is a CROWDED place its nice to get a break once in a while). Some of the scenes were better than others. The holograms were cool. I wouldn't make a special trip here but if you are at Pearl or over by Super... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

We visited as and after thought. It was a rainy day and the desk clerk at our hotel recommend the Museum. It is very well done and it gives you a lot of the history of Shanghai in a compact setting.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

Good museum to see how technology fast affected on china specially shanghai and how china adopted with this quick changes.There are several old car and bus and some teather to show changeing shanghai.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

Great way to find out about the colonial history of Shanghai and China. Good exhibits and realist design lets you walk the old streets of China. For a added bonus you can pick up a double ticket and head up the pearl tower.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 via mobile

We did not purchase tickets to go up in the Pear, Tower and we saw the line for it, we were very relieved. There was no line for the history museum although it was somewhat crowded. There were great details in the dozens of exhibits of the different types of shops and businesses and culture throughout Shanghai's existence from its... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

This is a great museum. It is a simplified history of Shanghai done with holograms, wax figures, life size streets, all done well. There is enough English signage to make it very easy to follow. There are some people who sing, play music, and re-enact, but of course that was all in Chinese. I can highly recommend this museum for... More 

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