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Shanghai History Museum

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Address: No.1 Shiji Avenue, Pudong New Area, Shanghai 200122, China
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Phone Number: 021-63723500
9:07 am - 5:02 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:07 am - 5:02 pm
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Nice finish after the Oriental Pearl

Nice way to learn about the history of Shanghai. Much different than what I expected - but good! I'd recommend it especially on a hot or rainy day. Nice shopping at the end.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

A relatively inexpensive alternative to the other busy and more exciting locations within the Oriental Pearl tower. The wax figures displayed examples of local life from the 1800's and 1900's. Nothing described the history of the Dynasties so crucial to Chinese development. Not a comprehensive history museum by any means, but still interesting. The video clips from the 1900's had... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Nice way to learn about the history of Shanghai. Much different than what I expected - but good! I'd recommend it especially on a hot or rainy day. Nice shopping at the end.

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Fareham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This forms part of the entrance fee for the Pearl Tower. Accessed on the way down from the viewing platforms. Lovely museum going through the life of Shanghai.

Thank Paul_02_2013
Tel Aviv, Israel
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The museum and its displays are very informatve of this fascinating city but the wax figure displays reminded me of history museums from the 1970's and 80's. Probably not something I would take young kids to see.

Thank Spe65
McAllen, Texas, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Dedicate a full day to see most of the marvelous exhibitions, hours are not enough to see it all. Great place to do sensible shopping.

Thank Lucy C
New York City, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went through museum and nothing special but was convenient to other tour sites and does not take too long.

Thank Michael S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You can find the culture of shanghai how was it and how to change in timeline, You can spend 2 hour here

Thank Ershad A
Lower Hutt City, Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Want to know the history of where you are visiting - well worth the visit. Well set out and good telling of history. Easy to access and to get around.

Thank Wayne M
Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016 via mobile

It was a rainy day on the day of our visit so it was the perfect activity. The museum is right at the foot of the oriental pearl tower so quite easy to get to. There are lots of wax figurines and also models to guide you through shanghai's history starting back in the ages and its development to the... More 

Thank Vickaly
Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

We ended up in this museum because it was raining outside. And what a decision! The museum is at par with top museums in North America - you are part of the exhibition, you learn the key facts and you have fun. Really great value even on the days when it does not rain.

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