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Shanghai History Museum

Address: No.1 Shiji Avenue, Pudong New Area, Shanghai 200122, China
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Ranked #14 of 832 Attractions in Shanghai
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums, Museums
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Type: History Museums, Museums
Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:07 am - 5:02 pm
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Brisbane, Australia
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84 reviews 84 reviews
61 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

This musuem is so well set out and you could spend hours wandering from floor to floor, room to room seeing all the 370,000 items of cultural relics. Probably allow 4+ hours but if you're into history and want to read all then allow the majority of the day. To enter you have to pay 20 Yuan and go through... More 

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Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

It is always good to learn about more about people through their history and gives one a better understanding of their culture. The museum has four floors with different items. Learn about their furniture and what the decorations mean. Different cultures and clothing. Art and music. There is a lot to see and learn.

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Shanghai, China
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

This is a great museum. Its outer shape is a giant Rice Bowl, popular maybe 1,000 years ago. The museum is adjacent to the Urban Planning Exhibition Hall, a huge concert theatre and the peaceful People's Park. The museum is divided into sections, like furniture, coins / money, jade carvings, calligraphy . . . The Chinese Museum of History in... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Generally the place is quite interesting with a good overview of Shanghai's history. However, it tends to get a bit of boring halfway through, perhaps due to the long walk. Nevertheless, it still worth a visit if you go on Oriental Pearl.

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Leicester, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

The museum is on the ground floor of the tower and its worth the money. here are many exhibitions that present the old history of the city stretching from the opium wars to the recent economic boom. information is provided in English and Chinese so it is worth reading about each exhibition.

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Bacolod, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

I love it because it's free, interesting, new, well maintained and not boring. Every exhibit is interesting, although there were galleries that display all just the same artifacts

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

It's like Madame Tussaud's, but about the history of Shanghai. A truly memorable way to get your history lesson in for the day!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Very informative. It provides a good overview of the history of Shanghai. It's like a wax museum, the displays and artefacts depict the living conditions and culture of Shanghai in a lively interesting way. Do not miss this museum ( located at ground floor) after your visit to the Oriental Pearl Tower.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Very interesting items here that I didn't see anywhere else in China. Great special exhibits. Nice gift shop.

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Torrance, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

many newly created (clothing) to represent various ethnic groups costumes amazing ancient collections of money, paintings, ceramics, etc. minimal crowds reasonably priced lunch items in restaurant tight security

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