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Shanghai Jiangnan Silk Museum

No.289 Aomen Road, Putuo District, Shanghai 200000, China
021-62660378
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As featured in 3 days in Shanghai
Ranked #165 of 840 attractions in Shanghai
Type: Specialty Museums
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

The Silk Museum was an unexpected surprise as it was much more than just an excuse to get you into their store. It was fascinating to learn how the silk fiber is prepared and used. I did buy some silk bed pillows that we really like and some beautiful silk scarves. The store did have plenty of souvenir type merchandise... More

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Gatineau, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

We were in a tour group that visited the silk museum. I thoroughly enjoyed the educational aspect of the museum, it is memorable, and it doesn't take a long time. I did purchase a queen sized duvet made of silk, which they vacuum packed for the flight home. It certainly lives up to its qualities and was VERY reasonable. I'm... More

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Marietta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014 via mobile

Showing how silk is spun and them made into items is very informative and educational. The silk goods were good quality and reasonably priced.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

The museum was a front for a store. I purchased a queen sized comforter which they vacuum packed for me. When I got home it was not a queen sized comforter but a full sized one. I would tell you buyer beware at this place. Although the silk manufacturing is interesting, do not buy anything there.

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Lamorlaye, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

i am french, sorry for my english : very interesting visit to learn all about silk, you can touch the silk and you understand very well what silk is, and for the future you are able the see if the silk you buy is real or false silk, and after the visit , you enter the shop : very interesting... More

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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

On first glance the Shanghai Waima Wharf Silk Museum is another in a long list of tour attractions designed to get you to part with your tourist money. However, this museum differed from other attractions by being Government run which meant fixed prices pleasant staff and no pushy sales tactics or tiresome haggling – which was great as sometimes, you... More

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Pérama, Attiki, Greece
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

Traditional, beautiful, silky. All the staff were very helpfull and available to guide us all over the museum. There are many traditional exhibits and products of silk you can buy. There are also many interesting souvenirs.

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Dallas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

Great place to spend an hour to learn all the details of the silk industry in China. Not sure it is the least expensive place to buy silk but very educational free tour with guides that speak very understandable English. Owned by the government so they claim there is little profit made on the products.

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Stirling, New Jersey, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2013

If you have an hour to kill, it's worth it to see how silk is made. I bought a comforter and I am very happy with it. Upstairs you will find silk robes, clothing, etc. The silk scarves make nice gifts. If you are looking for souvenirs for people back home, you should buy a few things here.

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Ottawa, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2013

Do not buy the pillows from this place. They are polyester-filled. I wish I had read the previous reviews on your site. Another reviewer was disappointed just like I was when I realized that the pillow I bought on November 7, 2013 was filled with polyester. I paid $50 for it, way too much for a polyester-filled pillow. I thought... More

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