Shanghai World Expo Museum

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Shanghai World Expo Museum
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9:00 AM - 12:00 AM
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9:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Tuesday
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Wednesday
9:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Friday
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Saturday
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Sunday
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SideshowBob1971
Cheltenham, UK41 contributions
Well worth a couple of hours of your time
Nov 2019
I went not knowing what to expect and was pleasantly surprised.

From the origins of every Expo from London 1851 and beyond the 2010 expo in Shanghai, plenty of exhibits and films to watch. The other reason to go is to see the stunning architecture of the building itself - I went mid afternoon in November and came out just when the sun was going down, leading to some amazing pitching off the copper/brass cladding and glass structure.

Admission to the museum is free.
Written November 20, 2019
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Steve M
Cheltenham, UK124 contributions
Unexpected
Oct 2019 • Couples
We hear about Expo exhibitions but other than assuming them to be an in-country forum for industry I had not given them much thought.
This museum is very large and traces the history of Expos from the Great Exhibition at Crystal Palace (Fabulous model) to the present day.
Well worth a visit.
Written November 5, 2019
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Marco
Lund, Sweden108 contributions
Nice design!
Mar 2019 • Friends
The building itself looks very nice, very attractive. The design inside is nice too, the exhibition itself wasn’t that special, but we’ve enjoyed our short tour inside. To enter and for seeing the permanent exhibition don’t need to pay! Worth a visit!
Written April 12, 2019
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Jonathan T
Singapore, Singapore19 contributions
A little on world history
Nov 2018 • Family
I honesty did not know anything about world expos, let alone the Shanghai World Expo. The museum however was very aesthetic and I had a pleasant time learning about the history of world expos, how the expo areas were constructed and designed as well as the significance of the event. About 1/3 of the museum is dedicated to Shanghai World Expo. However it is pretty easy to cover most of the museum in an hour or two. I would recommend dropping by the newly opened Table Tennis Museum that is a stone's throw away and can be covered under an hour. PLUS both museum visits are FREE!
Written December 4, 2018
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Otto B
Waterloo, Belgium2,153 contributions
Worthwhile the visit -
May 2018
Having been at the EXPO 2010 in Shanghai several times while I lived in the city, this visit brings back good memories. Take your time!! There is lots of things to see and discover!!
Written November 1, 2018
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wireless_in_CA
United States4,418 contributions
Disappointed
Feb 2018 • Solo
I attended the 2010 World Expo and thought this would be a great museum to relive some of the experience all over again. I exited the World Expo Museum metro station and walked across towards the entrance. Unfortunately no one was around to explain why it was closed during regular opening hours.

All I have to show for my trip was photos of the exterior.
Written October 20, 2018
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Adrian
Otopeni, Romania1,181 contributions
21st Century Museum
Sep 2018 • Solo
Located very close to the exit from the same name station on the subway line 13, the museum is hosted by a modern and spectacular building. No entry fee, no line to wait, all exhibits with info in Chinese and in English, multimedia shows all over, plenty of rooms showcasing the 160+ years of World Expos, a small gift shop in the end.
It made me realize several places I’ve seen throughout the world were locations of WEs, so the world got a bit smaller today.
All in all, I spent 3 hours in there. Totally worth it, in my opinion.
Written September 23, 2018
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Phil H
Laurieton, Australia33 contributions
Excellent Museum if you like Expo’s
Sep 2018 • Friends
Firstly, this is a review of the Expo Museum
Opened in 2017, not the Expo itself which was in 2010. (Some reviewers seem to be reviewing the wrong site)

I primarily visited to donate my personal Expo souvenirs collected over many Expo’s
Donate rather than put in the trash

The Deputy Director of Tourist Services was very happy to accept, took my details so as to formally thank and gave me three presents as a thank you - a ceramic mascot of the Expo, a Chinese doll and two Museum pins.

The Museum itself was very informative

Xiexie
Written September 15, 2018
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9 contributions
Well designed and a lot to see
Jul 2018 • Couples
The building is really well designed. We found the first 4 halls much more interesting than the last 3. Especially a lot of interesting architectures there. Easy access from subway. No entrance fee. Audio guide is okay.
Written July 21, 2018
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Ankit P Somani
Mumbai, India387 contributions
Exhibition Centre
May 2018 • Business
The World Expo Museum in Shanghai is the only official museum and documentation centre in the world entirely dedicated to Expos and authorised by the BIE. Dedicated to the history of Expos since the Great Exhibition in London in 1851, the World Expo Museum is the result of a cooperation agreement between the BIE and the Shanghai Municipal People’s Government. The World Expo Museum showcases the history, creation and themes of International Expos (World Expos, Specialised Expos, Horticultural Expos and the Triennale di Milano). It also highlights their historical impact, their physical significance and their dreams for the future, with the purpose of “inheriting the Expo legacy and retaining the essence and continuation of the World Expo effect.”
Written June 25, 2018
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