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Shanghai History Museum

No.1 Shiji Avenue, Pudong New Area, Shanghai 200122, China
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Ranked #19 of 838 Attractions in Shanghai
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: History Museums
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

If you miss the history, you miss the present. A very good museum with just enough information for a non-expert. Not too crowded and relaxed atmosphere.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

This museum at the base of the Pearl tower was great with all the dioramas and displays of Shanghai history. I spent two hours here and it was well spent. If you like city history, you must stop here.

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Zagreb, Croatia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

This was my most interesting museum in Shanghai. Through numerous exhibits is shown former life in Shanghai. This museum is really worth a visit.

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Johor Bahru, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We were here by Mac 2014. This museum is located on the ground floor of Oriental Pearl Tower (Dongfang Mingzhu). We were told that because we bought ticket package (observation deck,revolving restaurant ) therefore we are given free enter into this museum. However when we entered the museum, we don't see any staff at front door to check the ticket.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

The Museum is located at lobby level contains lots of information about the historical development of the city. Pros: -History told via dozens of different models - albeit not always in chronological order! -Green screen photo opportunity was fun. -Quality museum gift shop. A friend bought a Shanghai decorative fan with stand. Cons: -Can get busy with people. -Exiting the... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

nice activity to do on a rainy day, also good for those who want to know the historical side of Shanghai

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Laureldale, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

The museum housed alot of info. you need more than an hour, shich was all the time we had to spend. To do it right, if you like museums, you need at least three hours to take it all in. the summer is very crowded.

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Hobart, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Insightful into the development of Shanghai, for history buffs you need to check this one out! it has quite a bit of an English guide which is awesome given that there is little in the tower decks!

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Denver, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

If you're looking for something to do on the Pudong-side of Shanghai, this is an interesting spot to go. It's located in the lower level of Pearl Tower; buy tickets from the ticket booths outside the entrance. The museum tells the story of Shanghai from its beginnings as a trading port through its occupation by western powers. The museum is... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

It's an amazing place to go to have an insight of what it looks like in the ancient time. With the help of 1:1 wax model and other supporting tools it's really feel like going back in time. Perfect for family, dating, or even by yourself

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