Shanghai Post Museum

Shanghai Post Museum: Hours, Address, Shanghai Post Museum Reviews: 4/5

Shanghai Post Museum
4
Wednesday
9:07 AM - 5:02 PM
Thursday
9:07 AM - 5:02 PM
Saturday
9:07 AM - 5:02 PM
Sunday
9:07 AM - 5:02 PM

Top ways to experience similar attractions

The area
Address
Neighborhood: Jing'an
The heart of this neighborhood is the Jing'an Temple, while the main artery of excitement and entertainment is West Nanjing Road. Large, flashy malls, luxe residential high-rises and trendy nightlife areas can be found along West Nanjing Road, but areas off the busy street have quiet cafes and independent boutiques.
How to get there
  • Tiantong Road • 4 min walk
  • East Nanjing Road • 9 min walk
Popular mentions

4.0
47 reviews
Excellent
10
Very good
23
Average
14
Poor
0
Terrible
0

Jo-Ann
Shanghai, China15,174 contributions
Remarkable
Aug 2021 • Couples
Built in 1924. A simple but organized museum. A lovely visit indeed. Great to learn more about postal service in Shanghai in the olden days and their collection of stamps are amazing. It is a lovely old building by the banks of the Suzhou River. Entrance is free.
Written August 23, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Gisele
Kaohsiung, Taiwan73 contributions
值得一訪的郵政博物館
Dec 2019
免費參觀的博物館,其是上海郵政總局大樓的一部分,由於郵政總局仍在營業,讓我一度以為我走錯地方。走進博物館了解古代郵驛及近代郵政的發展,還有一些有趣的展品,讓我實際停留的時間比預計還久,在這度過一個有趣又充實的下午。這棟濃濃英式風格的磅礡建築也吸引不少網美來拍照,在外拍照的人也不比裡面參觀的人少~~

The museum is free for ticket and is part of Shanghai District Head Post Office which is still running. You can learn some fun facts about development of post system from here, there are also some interesting exhibits (most written in Chinese with complicated character). If you are not a museum person but love to take pictures, here is also a good place to go.
Written December 15, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

stephenbrg
Townsville, Australia604 contributions
A Surprising Find
May 2019 • Couples
Stumbled on this Museum (the old Shanghai Main Post Office opened in 1924) by accident while walking along Suzhou Creek from the Peoples Hero Memorial Monument having crossed over the Waibaidu Bridge to see the old Russian Consulate and Broadway Mansions (it is a few blocks further on, north of a bend in the creek). The facade is under maintenance but you can get in to the main old postoffice area and the entry to the museum is at the end of the main room on the left. Entry is free and there is a great history with exhibits showing the existance of a formal mail system in China going back to the earliest emperors and its transformation into a mass system during and after the Colonial period. One of the highlights was a small exhibit of mail vehicles - including a railway car, a horse drawn carriage and an early French truck in the lower courtyard (where the mail vehicles used all be parked) and a mock-up early 20th century post office beside them. Really worth the visit.
Written June 3, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

TaxMel
Singapore, Singapore343 contributions
Nice museum and a very short walk from the subway station
Apr 2018 • Solo
Well maintained historical building and you would like this place if you either like stamps or ancient buildings. Entrance is free and near Huangpu river where you can have a good view of the Oriental Tower.
Written April 17, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Chris P
Shanghai, China4,924 contributions
Well restored, but could do more
Jan 2018 • Solo
This building is well restored, with brass lining on the stairs and the main post office room is beautiful. I finally got to go into the museum section - be aware that it closes for lunch and also at 4 pm. If you are interested in stamps, they have quite a few on display. The rest of the museum is ok, nothing too exciting, but I did enjoy strolling through and seeing the history of post in China.
Written February 4, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

sureshbabu2017
Shanghai, China97 contributions
History of Ancient Correspondence System in China
Nov 2017 • Solo
Visitors to this museum can understand the ancient correspondence system dating back to the Zhou and Qin dynasties. Especially interesting are the tortoise shells, bronze vessels and bamboos used as the mode of communication in ancient China. The spiral chute used for transporting the mails from the upper floor to the lower floors is another interesting aspect of this museum. The museum also exhibits mail boxes from various countries.
Written December 27, 2017
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Billy_Whimwa
427 contributions
If you like stamps and history
Aug 2017 • Solo
The stamp hall is really cool. Some old and rare stamps on display. Plenty of historical items and description in English helpful. Certainly worth a visit if you are into stamps and such.
Written August 18, 2017
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Roddy P
Johannesburg, South Africa822 contributions
Missed the museum - but loved the old post hall decor
Mar 2017 • Solo
So - next door to the post office museum is the "shanghai Stamp and coin and card exchange". Its linked to the museum but is looks like it is the old hall of a 1920's post office - all these fantastic counters and all this iron work at each counter - and the floor mosaics are wonderful.

Check it out - you will love it.
Written August 12, 2017
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

mattodowd
Beijing, China170 contributions
Interesting museum, a short walk from the Bund
Apr 2017 • Solo
This is one of Shanghai's hidden gems if you are interested in museums, taking you through 100s of years of history. Impressive stamp collections, maps and displays on show.

This is a 15 minute walk from the Bund and the nearest metro station is Tiantong Road (line 12). Take exit 3 then walk East to the next junction, where it is just across the road. I'd recommend 1-2 hours to see it and it is free.

Name in Chinese: 上海邮政博物馆
Written May 8, 2017
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

MoiAli
Edinburgh120 contributions
A throwback, but fascinating
Apr 2017
I am a bit of a postal history enthusiast and have been to many postal museums around the world, but this one is the strangest! It's in an old post office, a massive building near the river/creek that used to be the post HQ. It's now very rundown and the post office is closed. Finding the building, then finding how to get in is challenging, but it's worth it. It's really more about communism and trade unions than post. This is what makes it fascinating. It's a real relic. Many old reviews talk about the fab views from the rooftop terrace. On our visit there was a sign saying it was under construction, but apparently this has been the case since at least 2012 so I think it unlikely to reopen.
Written April 6, 2017
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Showing results 1-10 of 24
Anything missing or inaccurate?
Suggest edits to improve what we show.
Improve this listing
Frequently Asked Questions about Shanghai Post Museum

Shanghai Post Museum is open:
  • Wed - Thu 9:07 AM - 5:02 PM
  • Sat - Sun 9:07 AM - 5:02 PM