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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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..
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
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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