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Shanghai Museum of Arts and Crafts

Address: No.79 Fenyang Road, Xuhui District, Shanghai 200000, China
Phone Number: 021-64314074,021-64311431
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Ranked #129 of 804 Attractions in Shanghai
Type: Art Museums, Museums
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Museum displays traditional crafts of ivory, jade and wood carvings, textiles, painted snuff bottles and a variety of folk crafts. There are some studios where you can watch artisans at work, as well as a gift shop of high-quality goods (and prices).

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Perth, Australia
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54 reviews 54 reviews
51 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014 via mobile

There's some very interesting items, 2 to 3 hours would be needed to see everything in detail. If you have the time make sure you pay a visit

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Seoul, South Korea
12 reviews 12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

I was expecting to see a wider variety of craftworks. It was mainly ivory and jade carvings and some needlework exhibits. Despite the underwhelming exhibit on the 2nd and 3rd floors, I do recommend visiting this museum if not only for the chance to browse the 1st floor, where you will find many rooms of artists working on various projects.... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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87 reviews 87 reviews
20 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

We were keen to visit this attraction as we enjoy seeing interesting artworks. The fact that the museum is housed in a beautiful French mansion was the decider. We visited mid morning on a weekday and even though there were many artists there, not one was working. We were disappointed with the artworks as well. While there are many for... More

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Liege, Belgium
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63 reviews 63 reviews
44 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

This museum is a few minutes of walk from the station Changshu Road on line 1. It's quite cheap (8 RMB) and very intereting. Outside, the museum is incredibly nice to look at. It's an old french mansion that was used for NATO or Russian friendship ambassy. It's now used as a museum. Inside, you can see lots of scultpure... More

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Tyler, Texas
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140 reviews 140 reviews
62 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2013

This museum is in an old mansion & is in a great area to wander. There were some nice exhibits but don't go around lunchtime. I was there around noon & there was only a couple craftsmen working. It would have been nice to watch them working on their crafts.

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8 reviews 8 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

Not only is the French villa exquisite, the exhibits and artisans at work make it worth searching out this oasis. Examples of nearly all of the crafts are available for sale, too, though some - like the $25,000 carved jade bowl - may be beyond the average tourist's budget. If you aren't too laden with purchases, continue on to Fuxing... More

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River Forest, Illoinois
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159 reviews 159 reviews
17 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2013

The historic 1909 house in which the museum is located is an attraction itself, and so are the displays of carvings, porcelains, textiles, and other crafts. The ivory and wood carvings are exquisite (not antique; most are from the middle or late twentieth century), the small costume collection from the world of Chinese opera is enthralling. We did find that... More

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Durham, North Carolina
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57 reviews 57 reviews
36 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2013

This was such an amazing place. Thousands of years of art forms. You can take your own photos, but I suggest you will get more enjoyment if you just buy a book. There are 5 floors of displays each marked, i.e. ceramics, costumes, drawings, etc..

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41 reviews 41 reviews
9 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2013

The building that houses all these arts and crafts is just fantastic.. great french-style elevation.. a 4 foot long ivory craft welcomes at the entrance.. We can see lots of such ivory works, basement has paper cutting art, handmade bags, hand printed t-shirts and scarfs and many more handicraft work.. quite exquisite.. and you can buy them too.. reasonable price..... More

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Budapest, Hungary
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27 reviews 27 reviews
16 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013

After my huge disappointment about Shanghai Museum, I decided to opt for something else, a place that is not so overrated. As it turned out, this was the place to go. It's a little out of the way but if you are in the area and have a free hour or so you should definitely check this out. I got... More

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