Shanghai Public Security Museum

Shanghai Public Security Museum

Shanghai Public Security Museum
3.5
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

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Opa
Budapest, Hungary172 contributions
Sep 2019
There are a lot of interesting story related the chinese criminal history. You can see much weapons and guns and traditional chinese uniform.
Written October 6, 2019
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Orator11
Singapore, Singapore5,307 contributions
Nov 2015 • Solo
Have not been here for a few years, so decided to visit the museum again. Admission is still free - you just need to approach the guard at the entrance and he will pass you a ticket.

The exhibits are from floors 2 to 4, and there is a display of police vehicles, old and new, on the ground floor. This time around, they did not allow any photography.

I started on the fourth floor, where there are displays of weapons, ranging from guns to knives and axes. The third floor features transportation as well as the various control rooms and mockups of jails. I found it interesting that Shanghai police used to hire Sikhs to man the stations at the intersections.

The second floor features a short history of the Shanghai police as well as tributes to the heroes who have been killed in the line of duty.

There is a small gift shop area on the ground floor if you would like to get some souvenirs.
Written November 17, 2015
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Sightsmellsounds
Los Angeles, CA136 contributions
Sep 2013
On a weekday, I wasn't too surprised to find that apart from us, there was one other person there. It's an out of the way museum but it is a rather fun way to spend an hour. Especially if you have little ones who like to look at guns, weapons, model police cars, fire trucks and are interested in police outfits, badges etc. Most of the information was in Chinese so we didn't quite get the most out of our visit. It is spread over three floors, and although they issued us tickets at the door, the guard insisted that we did not have to pay the RMB8, per person. It is clean, but mind the uneven floors that slope down without warning..a good 40 minutes or an hour is enough to cover everything, without stopping to decipher any of the texts. My 8 year old was just happy to go to a museum that had 'cool' weapons and model cars..
Written September 16, 2013
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Tamara S
Herndon, VA214 contributions
Feb 2017 • Solo
If you have already been to all the big name museums in Shanghai you will find that many of the smaller ones are closed on Mondays, but not the Public Security Museum. Located in what appears to be an actual police building, the museum says it is the first police museum in China. Who wouldn't want to see that? And the entrance fee is free. Three floors of interesting displays on police history in the city, the different functions of the public security bureau beyond policing (traffic, fire brigade, household registration, etc), criminal investigations, and guns and guns and knives and such hauls from busts and also just about every thing related to policing from their patches, their associations, even their tea kettles. There is little English -- most rooms have an introduction in English to let you know what you are seeing but the individual displays are all in Chinese. Most of the displays are self explanatory though. The criminal investigations section has some horrific photos of intriguing cases a la the Black Dahlia and such. I am not sure why this little museum ends up on so many lists of must see museums in the city, but I cannot say I didn't sort of like it.
Written February 22, 2017
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Philip C
Canberra9 contributions
Jun 2015 • Couples
A little out of the way but a knockout for those with an interest in this sort of stuff. Covers from the 'concession' days to current era. Can be a little bit gruesome in a couple of parts for the squeamish.
Written July 10, 2015
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ejpl
Newtown, PA145 contributions
Jan 2014 • Family
I took my two children (2 and 5) here today and we all enjoyed this museum. The guard who gave us tickets did not even bother to charge us the admission (only 8rmb to begin with) which makes it even better! It is beautifully curated and there is a lot to see. Guns, vehicles, uniforms and other memorabilia are all on display. There are some gory crime scene photos but they are for the most part up high out of view of wee ones. A great way to spend a rainy or high pollution day!
Written January 3, 2014
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Orator11
Singapore, Singapore5,307 contributions
Jul 2012 • Solo
Set up by the Shanghai police, this museum showcases the police force's history. There are around 10 room of exhibits, including wax figures in old police uniforms, a replica of an old jail, and even guns that belonged to Sun Yet San. A pretty cool way to spend an afternoon.
Written August 7, 2012
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Mike X
Chicago, IL2,023 contributions
May 2019 • Solo
Free and packed with information but it much of it is in mandarin. I do thinks it's a bit of unique experience but not worth going out of your way to see it.
Written June 26, 2019
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Yair Bar Zohar
Qiryat Ata, Israel2,075 contributions
Apr 2018 • Couples
Recommended between 9: 00-10: 30) - Make your way to the Shanghai Public Security Museum, which features displays telling the story of the city's policemen and firemen. If your kids like to play "cops and thieves," this is the perfect museum for them. The museum spreads across the second, third and fourth floors of the building where it is located. On the third floor you will find the most interesting exhibits, but some are not suitable for children. For example, on the third floor you can find scenes of particularly cruel crime scenes that contain horrific scenes that may shock you too. In addition to the photographs, you can find an impressive collection of police equipment on the third floor, from antique knives, pistols, spy equipment and old police uniforms. On the fourth floor of the museum you will learn a bit about the firefighters of Shanghai.
How will you arrive? Take subway line 4 and drive to Luban Road Station. Exit Exit 2 and make your way west along Quxi Street until you reach Rujin South. Turn right (north) and continue until you see the museum by the side of the road.
Address in Chinese: 徐汇 区 瑞金南 路 518 号 2-4 层, 近 斜土 路.
Museum opening hours: Monday to Saturday from 9:00 to 16:00.
Written April 24, 2018
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SystemDC
31 contributions
Jan 2018 • Solo
It's FREE. Museum is very interesting however there is not much English translations except for the overview informations at each floor.

Will take you 2+ hours if you read everything.
Written January 16, 2018
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