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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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9:07 am - 5:02 pm
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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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

This was a little hard to find, we had to keep showing our ticket to staff to get to the right place. Once we did, though, it was a lot of fun for me and my 6 year old. He enjoyed all the exhibits and especially the ones where they project live action recordings into the diorama. This isn't a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

This is an excellent opportunity for you to see visually the development of Shanghai. The great thing is that is is free which is a rare thing in China. The breadth of the exhibitions are excellent and even small children will like the museum. It has something for everyone. If you are visiting te Pearl Tower then make sure you... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

I put a review under the Maglev museum that should be here. Good history museum but not enough about the people and history around politics and China itself, even less about the development of Shanghai which would have been really interesting.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

A must see museum very well maintained and reasonably priced audio tour equipment! Learn everything about China and its ancient civilisations. Be prepared to spend at least a full day if not more and see all the floors. Not to be missed by any visitor to China

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

A very informative and well-planned museum. Small enough that a couple of hours is sufficient, Most signs are in English as well as Chinese, so you know what you are seeing. Good museum shop. Easy access by subway from People's Square station. Free admission.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

The collection of the Shanghai History Museum contains more than 30,000 items.Of these, about 18,000 items pertain to the modern history of the city, a portion of these items found its way into the museum from the governors of the Foreign Concessions. Gu Embroidery of flowers, insects, and fish by the Ming-Dynasty "needle saint" Han Ximeng (韩希孟); a scroll by... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Place to understand the history of mankind and its evolution.we can specialy understand the evolution of ceramics usage in China .

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Additional Information about Shanghai History Museum

Address: No.1 Shiji Avenue, Pudong New Area, Shanghai 200122, China
Phone Number: 021-63723500
Location: Asia  >  China  >  Shanghai Region  >  Shanghai
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:07 am - 5:02 pm
Monday 9:07 am - 5:02 pm
Tuesday 9:07 am - 5:02 pm
Wednesday 9:07 am - 5:02 pm
Thursday 9:07 am - 5:02 pm
Friday 9:07 am - 5:02 pm
Saturday 9:07 am - 5:02 pm
Average Prices: USD 20 - 20

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