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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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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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 30, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

This wonderful museum sits in People's Square and right across from Renmin Park. It's easily accessible via metro lines 1 and 2, and is a short walk from Tomorrow Square. After having my morning coffee at Starbucks in Renmin Park and taking a leisurely stroll through it, I headed for the museum. The museum's architecture looks like a cooking pot.... More 

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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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Cebu City
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

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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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

I spent my time off visiting the Shanghai History museum as I felt it would offer some great history.unfortunately this was a complete waste of time. I have always fancied a visit to view the terracotta army and given the massive history China has to offer this place concentrated on pots and old clothes which were perhaps a 50-100 years... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

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

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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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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