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Shanghai Museum (Shanghai Bowuguan)

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This elegant museum, opened in 1996, features eleven state-of-the-art galleries housing China’s international-standard exhibits of bronzes, paintings, sculpture, ceramics, jade and Ming and Qing dynasty furniture.
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201 Ren Min Da Dao, Shanghai, China
People’s Square
+86 21 6372 3500
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The museum is 4 levels and has quarters for viewing. Very easy to ind your way around with the map or without as it is well sign posted. There is sufficient wall plaques with information to support what you are viewing however you can hire...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Roamen
Reviewed 4 days ago

This very popular museum is in a beautiful building. The surrounding park is great as well. The museum was packed because if was lunar New Year’s Day so we didn’t spend as much time as we could have. The museum shop is great with a...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Cindylee26
Reviewed 1 week ago

It's free and equipped with very new exhibition halls. Was there during the afternoon, so it was quite crowded. there are some very nice exhibits but a lot of scripts are not translated into latin languages unfortunately.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank JuliusCasear
Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the premier sites of Shanghai, the Shanghai Museum is layed almost in the fashion of a luxurious shopping mall on the inside, with cavernous side rooms leading to the major exhibits, while the outside structure is said to replicate an ancient cooking pot....More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank frankr9872018
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really good to visit but not on Chinese new year, so many people were there, but you can easily spend the day there, lots to see and info in English. Nice cafe clean English toilets but closed on Mondays.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank LorraineA4
Reviewed 1 week ago

An interesting and impressive place to spend a few hours or more. Very well laid out and displayed. Friendly and helpful staff.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank DQShaw
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of the most impressive museums of the world, period. From the ancient bronzes to the brush painting and ceramics, the museum amply demonstrates the sophistication and genius of China's long civilization.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Lucie M
Reviewed 1 week ago

its a interesting museum to spend a few hours. very centrally located and a shopping market very close by.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank abhi55451
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This museum is a treasure house of Chinese artefacts of all kinds. It merits a whole day visit. It is well laid out and displayed. There is a café and plenty of clean toilets. It is free to visit.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank HillHeadTraveller
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Go early, before the crowds -much easier being able to take your time. Great entertainment on a cold, wet day. Enjoyed lunch at the cafe, too.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Lauraedi
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Square and People’s Park is always a abuzz with
activity. Oceans of local and foreign tourists flow
in and out of the area every day to see grand museums,
go shopping and eat at some of Shanghai’s most storied
food centers. Shanghai residents, meanwhile, live and
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Madeline V
December 26, 2018|
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Response from cherylchin | Reviewed this property |
I emailed my Chinese tour guide Jonathan G. from Viking River and he said you can't bring the large suitcase in but they will hold it for you. Go to the back entrance facing the highway NOT the people's square entrance and... More
Madeline V
December 26, 2018|
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Yes, the locker is available and free of charge
August 13, 2018|
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Response from danrmj | Reviewed this property |
The items I saw are expensive but very nice...no cheap trinkets here.