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Shanghai Developemt Exhibition Hall

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All reviews wax figures the pearl history museum life size models great museum oriental tower ancient times tv tower all ages everyday life on display worth a visit couple of hours observation deck scenes exhibits recreating
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Reviewed November 27, 2018

This exhibit was informational and could have been more light. There were not too many people and we could walk easy through the facility. Our son thought some of the wax figures were pretty cool.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank UH60Girl
Reviewed October 9, 2018

Situated at the base of the Opel Tower, this is a very interesting museum to learn how Shanghai was 'discovered', developed and form to the vibrant city it is today. The models are a tad dated (and smelly!) but it is all very interesting and...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank RichardF38
Reviewed September 21, 2018

did not even know about the museum before we returned from the tower - so did not expect much, when we noticed it. It is perfect, could stay there for another hour or more! Not too packed with exhibits, so gives you time to immerse...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank kmarko
Reviewed August 8, 2018 via mobile

This museum, located in the base of the Oriental Tower, is truly a delight. It’s a great museum of Shanghai’s history told not through endless reading but though wax figures, props and other objects. It makes learning fun.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank stuartled
Reviewed July 16, 2018 via mobile

Located at the base of Pear Oriental Tower, the ticket costs ¥35 (no student ticket). The museum is also named as Shanghai History Museum, consist of 4 parts, each tells about a stage of development of Shanghai city. From one part to another, there are...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed June 8, 2018

The museum is located below the oriental pearl tower and you need a ticket to enter.. Educational and nice which gives lots of information..

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Sumant S
Reviewed April 25, 2018

On our way down from the observation deck at the Oriental Pearl Tower (see my review), we unloaded next to the entry to the museum. I'm a sucker for museums, and this one is very good! Follow the exhibits in order, and you'll see how...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed April 24, 2018

Much of what you see in Shanghai is relatively new compared to, say, Beijing, but it is no less fascinating. The museum does a good job of recreating colonial-era Shanghai and presents events through a Chinese prism. The displays are a bit amateurish and the...More

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank SpencerJ01
Reviewed April 13, 2018 via mobile

just beneath the tower there is a beautiful museum .like the wax museum in other countries it is amazing. but I like the moving statue with sound not seen there.but totally it is one of the tourist attractions

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank shahrokhm2016
Reviewed April 7, 2018

The museum is in the basement of the Pearl Tower, as we already saw the view from our hotel room we skipped the Tower trip itself and went to the museum on the recommendation of a local and we were glad we did.There are life...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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Response from Babrosa | Reviewed this property |
I cannot really say but would advise that you ask the museum if they provide wheel chairs. I can only confirm that the place is wheel chair friendly. I am really sorry for not being able to assist in this matter.
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Mandy G
Melbourne, Australia
museum (11 Replies)
Can you please tell me the difference between the Shanghai Museum and the Shanghai History Museum and which one would you visit if you could only see one?
June 27, 2006|
Response fromellyse|
Shanghai Museum is the one in People's Square. The exhibits include bronzes, Chinese calligraphy, Buddhist sculptures/figures, minority costumes, Chinese furniture, Chinese paintings, Chinese seals... that's all I can remember at the moment. Shanghai Municipal History Museum is in the base of the Oriental Pearl TV Tower in Pudong. The exhibits have more to do with Shanghai's history and development, and there're many interesting and colourful waxwork recreations of what it used to be like in...More
Vancouver, Canada
Shanghai museum (4 Replies)
There is Shanghai art museum in People Square and Shanghai History museum at the Pearl Tower. Which one is worth going if I am choosing one? Thanks
October 18, 2012|
Response fromGrace F|
China History or art? Which one are you interested in? If you want to know some thing about China history, choose Shanghai History museum. If you are interested in art, Choose Shanghai art museum. Or choose two, if you have enough time.
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Your favourite temples, mosques and observation desk (9 Replies)
Hi all, I'm travelling to Shanghai the first week of August and I'd be grateful to have your views about some sights. TEMPLES - I'm going to visit Jingan Temple as part of a Jingan walk, and Chenxiangge Nunnery and Temple of the Town God as parts of an Old City walk. I'm unsure about Jade Buddha Temple, White Cloud Temple and Confucian Temple (I'm not considering Longhua Temple as it is too far from the areas I want to explore). What are you opinions about them? Do you think I...More
May 27, 2010|
Response fromAnnaNLCH|
Temples: Just the Jing'an Temple is ok if you have already been to temples in Beijing. Temples in China are very similar for the most part. Jing'an Temple is being built as we speak though. I was there last week and you can actually see them carving the wood and adding to the temple. I was also at the Jade Buddha Temple last week and didn't find it that special AND it was crawling with foreign tour groups with megaphones... About the towers, normally there are no crazy queues at any of...More