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Shanghai Jiangnan Silk Museum

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Address: No.289 Aomen Road, Putuo District, Shanghai 200000, China
Phone Number: 021-62660378
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
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The Silk Museum is an educational tour of the entire process from growing...

The Silk Museum is an educational tour of the entire process from growing and feeding the silkworms to collecting the silk threads and the factory production of silk textiles. Quality silk bedding and products may be purchased here.

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Quick tour and then the sales pitch...

Second stop of the day on our Shanghai day tour. The museum portion is very interesting but this portion lasts about 10 - 15 minutes. You learn the process of making silk, a... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
David C
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Los Angeles, California

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Stratford, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

There were beautiful silk "paintings" with various prices. There were also lots of other things to buy, from silk scarves to silk duvets and covers. Loved it!

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Los Angeles, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Second stop of the day on our Shanghai day tour. The museum portion is very interesting but this portion lasts about 10 - 15 minutes. You learn the process of making silk, a little history and a bit about the worms themselves. Then you are moved into the shop and given the sales pitch. They sell pillows, comforters, scarves, etc.... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2015

Just about every museum you go to in China there are pushy salespeople who hassle so much it spoils the experience of being there. The information on the tour telling how the silk items and made was interesting and we were even going to purchase something but with the continual hounding we decided just to say no no no no... More 

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015

This was part of our tour. They assign a tour guide and explain the process of silk making. They actually have people making products here and have a large silk souvenir shop with shawls, beddings, etc for sale. If you have about 45 minutes, this will be a memorable tour. You may even buy a souvenir, which we were told... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

From experience. The lady told me the set I bought was 100 percent silk. We knew the bottom was cotton but the top we were told was silk. It is not silk it is polyester. When I got home I used google translate as the product information was in mandarin. The product information does not indicate a silk product. There... More 

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Homosassa, Florida
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

Learned a little about silk and how it is processed in this place. It was part of our tour, so we decided to go in. After the learning period, you are led to the sales area where you are almost embarrassed into buying something. They are not very honest about that either, leading you into buying a silk item, then... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015

Our Travel-Asia tour took us to the Jiangnan Silk Museum where we had a 15 minute talk about silk making. Then we spent an hour and a half in the shop. We bought a silk duvet with a silk cover which cost all up, $850 Australian dollars for king size. Big shock when we saw our credit card statement. To... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

Have just come back from a guided tour of China; Shanghai Jiangan Silk was on the schedule second day. I really enjoyed the silk making history etc it is a little dated but was non the less interesting. We were introduced to the use of Silk in the making of Doona's / Duvets that many of us were completely unaware... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

I was travelling with a Wendy Wu tour group and the group was taken to this Museum/Shop. Like a previous reviewer we were given an interesting 15min talk on the history of silk and then shown into the shop. The shop assistants were not that pushy but we told them that we were Australian and prices were quoted in what... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

If you are expecting reasonable after sales service from Shanghai Jiangnan Silk Museum after arriving back home and discovering your Jiangnan silk product you purchased was not what you expected, then you are going to be very disappointed. We were disgusted after arriving back in Australia to find the not so cheap 100% king size silk quilt and cover we... More 

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