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“My favorite museum in Shanghai!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Shanghai Propaganda Poster Art Centre

Shanghai Propaganda Poster Art Centre
Rm BOC, Basement, Block B, No.868 Huashan Road, Shanghai, China
021-62111845
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Ranked #19 of 1,305 things to do in Shanghai
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Shanghai, China
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“My favorite museum in Shanghai!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2013

This museum may be hidden away in the basement of an apartment building, but it is not to be missed. I've gone back twice and will certainly go back again before my time in Shanghai is over. Well worth the 20rmb entrance fee. The owner speaks excellent English and so can answer any questions you have. He also has a great collection of original posters and books. Also, if you want a print of any of the posters in his collection, he'll do it for you!

Visited January 2013
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“Shanghai's best kept secret”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2013

All these reviews say hard to find, which is true, but few give you any useful directions, so here goes! Take the subway (line 2) to Jiangsu Lu and use exit 4. Leave the station and turn left following the road to the left at the lights. Walk down this road, go straight on across the large footbridge and continue till you can see the Radisson Blu Hotel right in front of you. Turn left onto Huashan Road and walk about 500m, you will see a small supermarket and an ICBC bank on your left. Immediately after this is the entrance to the President Residences, the museum is in the basement of building B, as you enter the residence area the security will give you a little piece of paper to guide you to the building. You will see no signs at all until you arrive at the basement of building B.You really feel like you are trespassing into some private residences, but it really is worthwhile, the artwork on display here is unique and the museum owner is very approachable and knowledgeable about Chinese social history of the 20th century. The gift shop is pretty cool too. Thoroughly recommended.

Visited July 2013
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“An insight into China's recent past”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013

This museum is tucked away in a basement of an apartment block, but if you have any interest in China's recent past, it's well worth a visit. The guy who runs it is clearly an expert and was very friendly, giving us a short introduction to some of the pictures. It's in chronological order, so it's interesting to see how the narrative changes over time. Also there's a small shop where there are some original and reproduction pictures and many of Mao's Red Books available to buy.

Visited June 2013
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“Not as fun as it sounds”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2013

This museum is less of a museum and more of someone's basement. People had told me it was a must see, and I finally got around to seeing it in April, but was very disappointed. It is not easy to find, but cheap to get in. If you like communist era art, this may be for you. If not, perhaps another museum.

Visited April 2013
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“Great, unique museum - must see”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2013 via mobile

It's a little tricky to find but worth the effort. Once you go to the address shown on this page, the guard will help you find the way. It is about three rooms in size and you only need an hour. A good gift shop too.

Visited July 2013
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