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Shanghai History Museum

No.1 Shiji Avenue, Pudong New Area, Shanghai 200122, China
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Ranked #13 of 806 Attractions in Shanghai
Certificate of Excellence 2014
4.5 of 5 stars 348 Reviews
Type: History Museums, Museums
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Type: History Museums, Museums
Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:07 am - 5:02 pm
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New York City, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

It's like Madame Tussaud's, but about the history of Shanghai. A truly memorable way to get your history lesson in for the day!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Very informative. It provides a good overview of the history of Shanghai. It's like a wax museum, the displays and artefacts depict the living conditions and culture of Shanghai in a lively interesting way. Do not miss this museum ( located at ground floor) after your visit to the Oriental Pearl Tower.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Very interesting items here that I didn't see anywhere else in China. Great special exhibits. Nice gift shop.

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Torrance, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

many newly created (clothing) to represent various ethnic groups costumes amazing ancient collections of money, paintings, ceramics, etc. minimal crowds reasonably priced lunch items in restaurant tight security

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Stotfold, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Great collection showing development over 1000 of years, Interesting to see how long they have been using money

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Chennai
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44 reviews 44 reviews
21 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Traditional clothing from all states in China, ceramic and porcelain, wood carving and furniture from all different dynasty's makes this museum a must to visit

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Lithuania
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36 reviews 36 reviews
26 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

First, when we were suggested to visit this museum, I was rather sceptical since I don't particularly like museums. I was so delighted to have changed my mind. The museum is superb. It is located in the basement of the Pearl tower. It is like a wax museum depicting the change of the life in Shanghai city. There are numerous... More 

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Richland, Washington
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37 reviews 37 reviews
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Gives you a quick view of the history of Shanghai. Gives enough detail to make you want to research more of this city. Good flow and in english.

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Tallahassee, FL
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Well put together museum in a modern building on Peoples Square downtown. Fountains out front were interesting. Lots of Chinese furniture, vases, paintings and such inside. Sort of to much of the same thing. Place could use some editing. Worth a visit, bit not a highlight by any means.

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Maine, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Visiting Shanghai Museum is a must if you are interested in the historyand culture of China and Shanghai. The exhibitions are separated into themes - like Jade, Bronze, Currency, Arts, Calligraphy etc etc............the shop also has some interesting publications and guides. Worth getting the audio guide that is available in various languages - just remember to get your audio guide... More 

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