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Shanghai History Museum

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Address: No.1 Shiji Avenue, Pudong New Area, Shanghai 200122, China
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9:07 am - 5:02 pm
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A cold February day was a good time to visit the museum. There were no crowds, and we were able to enjoy the exhibits. The exhibits recreate life in Shanghai through dioramas. It... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 2, 2015
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Oxnard, California
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Oxnard, California
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

A cold February day was a good time to visit the museum. There were no crowds, and we were able to enjoy the exhibits. The exhibits recreate life in Shanghai through dioramas. It was like taking a stroll through stages of Shanghai's history in the different areas of the museum.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

It's a bit confusing to get a ticket to see this exhibit as you have to stand in the same line as the tickets for the Shanghai TV tower and then go through the same gates. But, it's a very nice history of Shanghai. My only disappointment is that the history seemed to stop in the mid-1930s so it did... More 

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France
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

I don't really like museums so much, but everyone said this one is a must-see. Well, I didn't like it. I went there with a couple of friends and family members, and no one was really so excited about it.

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Berlin, Germany
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16 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

I finally visited the Shanghai History Museum (not to be confused with the Shanghai Museum, which is only an art collection) after living in the city for 3 months. After having gotten to know its streets and some of its districts, as well as its people, the museum provided interesting background for putting things into context. The displays (many full... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

After spending nearly 4 hours getting through the observation deck above, I was SUPER cranky about the whole experience. Walking through the wax museum was really cool and made the whole experience feel a lot better. They had so many awesome figures and models explaining the lengthy history of Shanghai. I really enjoyed it.

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

This musuem is so well set out and you could spend hours wandering from floor to floor, room to room seeing all the 370,000 items of cultural relics. Probably allow 4+ hours but if you're into history and want to read all then allow the majority of the day. To enter you have to pay 20 Yuan and go through... More 

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Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

It is always good to learn about more about people through their history and gives one a better understanding of their culture. The museum has four floors with different items. Learn about their furniture and what the decorations mean. Different cultures and clothing. Art and music. There is a lot to see and learn.

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Shanghai, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

This is a great museum. Its outer shape is a giant Rice Bowl, popular maybe 1,000 years ago. The museum is adjacent to the Urban Planning Exhibition Hall, a huge concert theatre and the peaceful People's Park. The museum is divided into sections, like furniture, coins / money, jade carvings, calligraphy . . . The Chinese Museum of History in... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Generally the place is quite interesting with a good overview of Shanghai's history. However, it tends to get a bit of boring halfway through, perhaps due to the long walk. Nevertheless, it still worth a visit if you go on Oriental Pearl.

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Leicester, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

The museum is on the ground floor of the tower and its worth the money. here are many exhibitions that present the old history of the city stretching from the opium wars to the recent economic boom. information is provided in English and Chinese so it is worth reading about each exhibition.

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