Shanghai Museum of Glass Park

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Shanghai Museum of Glass Park

Shanghai Museum of Glass Park
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM

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Shanghai, China15,154 contributions
Very expensive
Jun 2021 • Couples
Line 1 to Tonghe Xincun metro station. Walk across the road to the bus stop and take Bus 726. It takes 6 stops to reach the museum. Or, if you dont mind walking, it is easy to walk as it is just along a straight road from the metro station, about a 30 min walk.
Entrance fee is very expensive. 180 yuan for all exhibitions and an extra 60 yuan to watch the glass blowing presentation. Total is 240 yuan. Guess if you travel so far to the museum you might as well take the whole package.
Main attractions would be the exhibitions, glass chapel, maze, glass blowing presentation, diy glass projects, kids museum, souvenir and a cafe. That’s it.
Written July 17, 2021
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Chris P
Shanghai, China4,924 contributions
It’s far away
Nov 2020 • Solo
The Glass Museum is far out and a bit out of the way, so it takes an effort to get there. It’s a long walk from the Nearest Metro. The displays are awesome, although I left feeling that somehow there should have been more - especially older items, seeing that it is a museum. What was on display, was excellent. It’s covers quite a large area , so you need an hour or two to see everything. Some of the descriptions on the glass panels/cases are really difficult to read, with dark backgrounds, although I was pleasantly surprised to see so much written in English.
I may need to go back on a week end, when hopefully there will be some artisans at work and workshops open. It all looks very interesting. Note that it’s half price, Tuesday to Friday.
Written November 27, 2020
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Penang Island, Malaysia48 contributions
Easy directions
Dec 2019 • Solo
Take subway line no. 1 to 通河新村站 (Tonghe Xincun station), then go down to the street level and take bus no. 726 which goes right past the museum.
Written December 28, 2019
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Owen L
Shanghai, China224 contributions
Broken exhibit was great
Jul 2019 • Solo
It is four bus stops or a ten-minute Mobike ride away from the nearest subway stop. However, it was worth the trek to see the temporary Broken exhibit. I paid for the three exhibit ticket (why isn’t there a two exhibit option?) and ended up at that one first. I was glad I did as it had about 20 interactive items that was linked with AR images, and pop songs via qq music. Each installation or piece had a thoughtful message tied to the analogy of glass like the chance to reshape brokenness in our lives, breaking of barriers, etc. This made it more meaningful than art pieces that look beautiful.

The glass maze was too dark and not worth the entrance fee.

The main exhibits hall is connected by a glass bridge and had the history of glass making from the Egyptians, Mesopotamian, onwards. The one piece that stood out was a bottle making machine and videos of former workers at the factory in Shanghai. Amazingly, they made 26 yuan a month in the early 1980’s. The art pieces were well laid out but there wasn’t enough description of them in writing although there is a WeChat code for audio.

There is a cafe on site packed with visitors at Starbucks prices.

I spent about 2.5 hours here and could have much longer if I heard all of the audio.

There was also a half hour live demo in the glass making studio.

I would have liked a 2 exhibit price option. All in all, a nice place for some modern art.
Written July 21, 2019
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Mike X
Chicago, IL1,835 contributions
Special exhibit totally worth it. General admission is average.
Apr 2019 • Solo
It's a pricey but ultimately worth it museum if you like to learn the science behind glass as well as see some nice art installations. 50 rmb for general admission and 50 rmb for the special exhibit. We'll worth the money IMO.

The BRKN special exhibit is very well curated. Each installation has an accompanying song (accessed using a QR code). The general admission isn't too shabby either.

Take a cab from the subway stop. Walking would take way too long.
Written April 30, 2019
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Beijing, China145 contributions
Hidden Gem: Unique Experience
Oct 2018 • Solo
This museum might be a little out of the way but it is a great day out, especially if you have children. I was in Shanghai during a public holiday and looking for something to do and escape the crowds and this was perfect.

To get to the Museum you can take the subway, it's about a 25 minute walk from the subway. I recommend if possible to take the subway and then use the bike shares (Mobike etc) to ride the rest of the way. Otherwise a Didi (Chinese Uber) or taxi from the subway station will be quick and cheap.

The Museum is split into different buildings and you purchase tickets to enter the different areas. I chose the mid range ticket which gained me entrance to the main museum/art gallery, the installation/temporary exhibition and the glass maze. If you have children they have a children's interactive zone, workshops and performances as well.

The central gallery consists of a museum on the history of glass and the science behind it. It is very interactive and also has functioning workshops demonstrating glass blowing and other techniques. Through the shatter glass tunnel there are a range of art displays, these change quite frequently and are beautiful. There are works from many artists in many fields, from painters and sculptors to fashion designers and musicians. There is a more twisted area as well, near the ballroom. The outside glass chapel is a beautiful place to sit and relax for a while. (And definitely a unique wedding venue)

My favourite was the temporary exhibition; which was a combination of sculptures, music and interactive pieces. Each piece had a QR code to scan and listen to the song which inspired the piece of art, which was a nice touch. (There is free wifi at the museum park).

The glass maze was fun, you collect puzzle pieces to get out of the maze and receive a certificate at the end. The park also has several cafes/restaurants at different price points.
Written January 21, 2019
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San Francisco, CA131 contributions
gorgeous place in the middle of industrial Shanghai
Jun 2018 • Family
This museum is a very weird place. First of all, its location is in the middle of industrial Shanghai - near Bao Steel and nary a foreigner on the sidewalk, unlike the rest of Shanghai. It's almost at the end of subway line 1; so it's far away.

But its beautiful. Industrial grey on the outside, but inside it's a cool, modern, art/science museum - it's what would result if NYC's MoMA had a child with SF's Exploratorium and decided to move to Brooklyn. Definitely that kind of industrial, cool, maker, modern, nerdy style.

We shelled out extra for the Broken Glass exhibit - it's super edgy modern art, think Art Basel or Dia:Deacon. If you are not into that super abstract art/philosophy then you might not appreciate the very sparse exhibits. That being said, it makes for great IG pix.

There is also a crazy, dark, maze next to the Broken Glass exhibit where you are in search of 8 emboss prints. It's a little dark, and a couple of little kids ran into the mirrored wall. There is weird modern Philip Glass music playing so it's a little eerie, but fun nonetheless.

We also shelled out another 288 CNY for a glass fusing DIY - yes, it's expensive, but only in China do thy allow little kids to use blowtorches to make glass sculptures. For I think 388, you can do glass blowing (but you have to return in 24 hours to pick up your piece after it cools).

There are also other buildings that have glass blowing performances and there are a few high end restaurants that look beautiful.

I highly highly suggest this museum for a 2-3 hours trip (including DIY). Just a beautiful beautiful space and not a whole lot of people.

Warning, though, since it is so far out of the mainstream area, it's hard to catch a taxi back. We took the bus, down four stops and took Line 1 back into city central.
Written June 29, 2018
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Shanghai, China27 contributions
Good; safety not great though
Apr 2018 • Family
Very interesting museum. Good for kids — especially the maze.
Museum is a bit dirty though. And, the live glass demo is just dangerous. Molten hot glass only feet away from the audience with no protection.
Written June 2, 2018
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New Delhi, India20 contributions
Good ... not must
May 2018 • Family
Good place to go if you have time, rainy or hot day. Nice glass arts and some paid halls. DIY was bit expensive, overall good Sunday outing - if you stay in SH.
Written May 28, 2018
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Adelaide, Australia95 contributions
Great attraction, especially if you have kids. Hidden away from the city.
Sep 2017 • Family
We live in Shanghai and this is a wonderful attraction for a day-trip with kids. It’s well and designed, has a lot of things for adults to look at and for kids to touch and play with. It’s all sorts of glass-work of course – ranging from expensive works from Europe, to kid-friendly activities and educational exhibits (which our 3 year old loved), to live shows of glass blowing which we found very impressive.

1. Budget at least 2 hours, more if you want to do the ‘Do It Yourself’ art and crafts (which are fun).

2. We found the ticket entry prices a little confusing. If you’re bringing kids, buy the ticket ‘with everything’ which means you get the ‘Glass Maze’, the ‘Kids Museum and Activity Center’ and the ‘Adult Exhibition’. Kids under 1 metre are free. If you are all big people, you can just do the Maze and the Adult Exhibition. We saw several couples getting romantically lost in the Maze.

3. The western café and restaurant was not that great, but the Chinese restaurant was very good in both quality of food and price.

4. Fantastic toilets! Really clean and many of them are funky and fun.

5.No Wifi anywhere so bring your own data capable sim.
Written September 29, 2017
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  • Tue - Sun 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM