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“Very entertaining, picturesque museum” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Shanghai City History Development Museum

Shanghai City History Development Museum
In Oriental Pearl Tower, Shanghai, China
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Ranked #185 of 1,305 things to do in Shanghai
Shanghai, China
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“Very entertaining, picturesque museum”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

Museum located in the basement of Pearl Tower. Entry fee just 35rmb for adults. And usually no queues as for the visit of the tower. You walk your way through historic streets of old Shanghai from its foundations through concession times to revolution. See old street cars and busses, watch scenes of daily life in shops, workshops, huts, opium taverns and elegant ballrooms. You really feel placed in the different periods of Shanghai life. It is a stroll through the history of a city. Wear good walking shoes! Children love that museum. Use the street benches for rest.

Visited November 2013
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“Highly recommended”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

A magnificent experience. Take a walk through life-size dioramas with waxwork figures, holograms and small city streets and go back in time to experience Shanghai through the Colonial invasion and the subsequent concessions until the city was eventually returned to the Chinese in the late 1940s. At 35¥ it's great value (children are half price but no discounts for seniors).

Visited September 2013
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