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Shanghai History Museum

No.1 Shiji Avenue, Pudong New Area, Shanghai 200122, China
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Ranked #17 of 834 attractions in Shanghai
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: History Museums
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Toronto, Canada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

PROS: This museum was much better than I expected! Very interactive with a wide variety of displays and exhibits.... Audio guide was amazing! It was more than just audio, they were videos CONS: long line to get tickets, even on a Monday afternoon.... very very busy which kind of ruined the experience for me with kids running around banging on... More

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Lusaka, Zambia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

The history provided is very educative and in sighting. The mirrors are amazing. Wish we could all preserve our cultures.

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Washington DC
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41 reviews 41 reviews
10 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

We went during the lunch hour so there was no line. It was awesome that it was free to the public. As everywhere in Shanghai, there were lots of people inside. We saw the Bronze Exhibit which was very well done. We also saw the Costume Exhibit and part of the Ceramic Exhibit. The Museum itself is built in the... More

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Hong Kong, China
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62 reviews 62 reviews
36 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

I think the museum itself is probably between "average" and "very good". It was better than I expected. The beginning of the museum started out very cheesy with the cars exhibit, but it got better. Throughout the museum, you don't really see a lot of interesting artifacts or old relics, but you learn a good deal about the history of... More

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Ontario, Canada
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

This was one of my favourite museums in China. It is well thought out and well curated. I used the English Audio Guide and that helped a lot and I enjoyed the experience more taking the audio guide for added information and "flavor" to what I was seeing.

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Singapore, Singapore
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Definitely a must-go when you are at the oriental pearl tower. The well-made wax figures tells the story of modern Shanghai and it was a fascinating journey. Descriptors in english are easy to read and understand. Do give yourself an hour to wander through it.

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Dalian, China
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26 reviews 26 reviews
21 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

I likes the old photos and mock-ups of the city and I enjoyed watching it grow through the years but you have to pull out a lot of things and search around and it was very scrambled at times. If you have nothing else to do... go here..

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Waiuku, New Zealand
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57 reviews 57 reviews
26 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

This is an amazing museum. Give yourselves plenty of time as you will have a journey thru time. This is one place where they let in people as people exit, so it is fairly full, or was when we went.

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Maryland
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52 reviews 52 reviews
19 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

This museum does a great job telling Shanghai's history and the have 10,000 sq meters to do it. Wear comfortable shoes for this big exhibit and enjoy.

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San Francisco, California
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52 reviews 52 reviews
39 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

This museum is the perfect place to learn everything about Shanghai. There are 4 galleries situated on two floors. The exhibits are life-size models of almost everything in Shanghai's history. The first gallery is the deepest in history and the last gallery is closest to modern-day history. If you're planning to visit the Pearl Tower, you should go to this... More

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