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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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Sitting on one end of peoples park, museum is definitely worth a visit. Free of charge, how can you pass that up? Lots of history and culture. Can easily spend a couple of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 28, 2015
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Matthews, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

Sitting on one end of peoples park, museum is definitely worth a visit. Free of charge, how can you pass that up? Lots of history and culture. Can easily spend a couple of hours. Pictures are allowed. Descriptions in both English and chinese. Crowds are not overly oppressive,though I'd suggest going in the AM, not sure how crowded the museum... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Located in a beautiful building at People's Park and Square, the museum features outstanding landscape paintings, bronze ware, and Tang Dynasty pottery. Items displayed here represents over 5000 years of Chinese history.

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Castro Valley, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Wax figures tell story of Shanghai. Well presented and just a fun experience. I went back the next day to see it again!

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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Firstly, I should begin by pointing out that this museum traces the origins of the city of Shanghai from its early beginnings to the vast, crowded metropolis that it is today and is not, as some reviews here seem to suggest, a collection of historic artefacts such as furniture, ceramics, paintings, etc. If your interest lies in seeing historic arts... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

A group tour late in the day and was well worth the trip. Not too many people there at the time of our visit and that made it a pleasurable experience. Loved the old clothing displays, the calligraphy was also amazing with items dating back to BC. The furniture section had some very intricately carved pieces that must have taken... More 

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plymouth
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

This is a very good museum, well laid out in sections such as furniture, jade, ceramics, paintings etc. Everything is well presented with information sheets in several languages at the entry to each room. Would loved to have spent all day here, the best museum i visited whilst in China

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

A great collection of ancient artifacts and interesting historical exhibits. The museum is cleverly divided into halls according to the subject matter and has a wonderful historical timeline from ancient China to today

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Joliet, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

I found the design and floor plan for the museum to be the most interesting part of the visit. Each floor was specific to a time in history.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Entrance is free! After visit you can chill in the park right in front of the museum ! The museum is quit big : 4 floors ! All the art Chinese mastered and wonders are presented. Enjoy :D

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Calgary, AB
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Normally I love museums but on this trip I was travelling with my son and his very young family so this was our only museum. It was a great choice. It is located at the base of the Oriental Pearl Tower in Pudong. Take subway line 2, get off at Lujiazui Station (陆家嘴), and walk about 220 meters to the... More 

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