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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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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 17, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

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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Torquay, Australia
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

This museum is an excellent illustration of the development of Shanghai over the last 175 years, which I thought provided a very balanced approach to what can be a contentious period in Chinese history. It is a pity that there is no ticket that will let one into the museum only; instead one has to buy a ticket taking one... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Excellent exhibitions. Could spend hours going round all the rooms but we were on a tight itinerary. Environment also nice to sit down a take a break. Right next to the main shopping area in Shanghai and easy to get to.

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Strathaven, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

The Shanghai museum is just the place to go to get a sense of Chinas culture past and present, some of the artifacts a hundreds if not thousands of years old.

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Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

Lovely museum, lots of reconstructed streets and shops etc, really interesting, spent several hours there quite happily.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

The museum has some great relics that review the history of the region and China in general. I appreciate that there were more unique items, like silks and coins, that pull my interest.

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