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Address: No.1 Shiji Avenue, Pudong New Area, Shanghai 200122, China
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Best place to learn Shanghai History

it is situated on the bottom floor of the tower a lot of wax figures and dioramas bring 'old Shanghai' to life and it show you how a small town change during time

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 16, 2015
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Tehran, Iran
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

it is situated on the bottom floor of the tower a lot of wax figures and dioramas bring 'old Shanghai' to life and it show you how a small town change during time

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

The Shanghai museum is a good attraction, the history of Shanghai has been recreated in small scenes using real size mannequins as well as shops, streets… I found it really interesting. The whole tour is about 1 to 2 hours.

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Auburn, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

This Museum was very well laid out. Each floor had a specific section i.e. Porcelains etc. on 1 floor, Art works on another etc. etc. Good western toilets, very clean. Amazing Chinese history.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015 via mobile

My husband and I really enjoyed visiting this museum today. It was a very wet day in Shanghai and it was great to have an indoor activity to do. This museum provides a great history of Shanghai and it is amazing to see how far Shanghai has come in recent years. What was the best part of this museum is... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

You can check this out after you've been up the Pearl Tower as it is situated on the bottom floor of the tower. A lot of interesting things to see there

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Numerous wax figures and dioramas bring 'old Shanghai' to life. And there was absolutely mesmerising archive footage of Chinese and colonial life in the city's boom years. Great if you are interested in history -- though, at the same time, it can be superficial (at least if, like me, you don't get the audio guide), and doesn't cover anything after... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

The museum is at the base of the Pearl (and not in the middle of the Huangpu River as indicated on the TripAdvisor location map), we bought admission as a part of visiting the Pearl. Tells the history of Shanghai through the use of models and replicas, there were little towns from various times in Shanghai's history. It does not... More 

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Ningbo, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Wonderful exhibits and beautifully done! Lots to see and learn! One of the best history museums I've been to. If you like those kinds of places, it's a must see when in Shanghai!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

The museum is at the basement of the Pearl Tower. Well-done and interesting! You will learn more about Shanghai's history and how it developed!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Am not a museum person, but even I didn't have enough time there after realizing that the oldest displays dated back over 7,000 years ....very cool and ultra modern facility - and quite large!

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