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Shanghai History Museum

No.1 Shiji Avenue, Pudong New Area, Shanghai 200122, China
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Zhujiajiao, Oriental Pearl Tower and Shanghai...
89%
Ranked #16 of 840 Attractions in Shanghai
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums, Museums
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Stotfold, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

Great collection showing development over 1000 of years, Interesting to see how long they have been using money

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Chennai
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44 reviews 44 reviews
21 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 NEW

Traditional clothing from all states in China, ceramic and porcelain, wood carving and furniture from all different dynasty's makes this museum a must to visit

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Lithuania
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36 reviews 36 reviews
28 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014 NEW

First, when we were suggested to visit this museum, I was rather sceptical since I don't particularly like museums. I was so delighted to have changed my mind. The museum is superb. It is located in the basement of the Pearl tower. It is like a wax museum depicting the change of the life in Shanghai city. There are numerous... More

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Richland, Washington
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37 reviews 37 reviews
13 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014 NEW

Gives you a quick view of the history of Shanghai. Gives enough detail to make you want to research more of this city. Good flow and in english.

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Tallahassee, FL
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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Well put together museum in a modern building on Peoples Square downtown. Fountains out front were interesting. Lots of Chinese furniture, vases, paintings and such inside. Sort of to much of the same thing. Place could use some editing. Worth a visit, bit not a highlight by any means.

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Maine, New York
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58 reviews 58 reviews
22 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Visiting Shanghai Museum is a must if you are interested in the historyand culture of China and Shanghai. The exhibitions are separated into themes - like Jade, Bronze, Currency, Arts, Calligraphy etc etc............the shop also has some interesting publications and guides. Worth getting the audio guide that is available in various languages - just remember to get your audio guide... More

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Singapore
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81 reviews 81 reviews
58 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

This is interesting and I gain some knowledge from this museum! Everything made so real and like bringing you back to the old Shanghai. Well done to the management to have all this in place and maintain it so well. Worth a visit~ I went in before heading up Oriental Pearl Tower.

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Tenby, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

You won't be disappointed if you want to see serious collections of Chinese ceramics, coins, ethnic clothing, furniture, etc in a well organised building

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Colleyville, Texas
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10 reviews 10 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Dated displays are interesting but not all functioning. Definitely in need of a renovation as it does not do this amazing city justice. I did learn a lot about Shanghai history and culture and would recommend the museum if you've never visited before. Plan on spending about 2 hours.

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Des Moines, Iowa
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Beautiful and visitor friendly museum with world-class collections. That said, it is easy to cover in a few hours. The multiple floors are very accessible via escalator or elevator. Some of the galleries are a bit dark. We used an electronic listening device and it was helpful to get quick contextual info throughout the various galleries. Outstanding and very large... More

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