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Shanghai Museum of Arts and Crafts

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Museum displays traditional crafts of ivory, jade and wood carvings, textiles, painted snuff bottles and a variety of folk crafts. There are some studios where you can watch artisans at work, as well as a gift shop of high-quality goods (and prices).
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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No.79 Fenyang Road, Xuhui District, Shanghai 200000, China
Former French Concession
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Reviewed October 4, 2018 via mobile

The moving painting still attracts and amazes all who see it. Excellent paintings and sculptures. Definitely worth visiting.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank renesio
Reviewed August 28, 2018

Shanghai Museum of Arts and Crafts - Great collection and a really good way to have an insight of the local culture.

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Emma G
Reviewed August 2, 2018

No queue to get in, the building itself was quite hot due to the weather and lack of proper aircon. The art itself was hood. Worth a visit.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Travelling_LindaG
Reviewed July 24, 2018

The Museum of Folk Arts is housed in a beautiful old mid-19th-century mansion in the French Concession District of Shanghai. The building itself is worth seeing, but the amazing variety of folk art it contains makes it a true treasure. In addition to all of...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Sharon H
Reviewed June 19, 2018 via mobile

This arts and crafts museum is in a fantastic old building. You can see many different Chinese crafts, including carved Jade, carved wood, tapestries, porcelain. And the building itself is worth the visit. This is an interesting old Shanghai neighborhood, and about a 15 minute...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank chaknee
Reviewed April 25, 2018

The pieces in this museum - wood, jade and ivory carvings, as well as paintings and needlepoint pieces - are extraordinary and well worth seeing. The craftsmanship is sorld class. The building itself is a French mid 19th century building that has maintained much of...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank AJW1960
Reviewed February 22, 2018

The museum is close to popular parts of the French Concession within 10 minutes walking distance of the IAPM mall and the South Shaanxi Metro station. The building is 20th century historic, previously housing such organizations as the UNWHO headquarters. It has multiple galleries and...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed January 25, 2018 via mobile

The museum is set in a beautiful colonial building and the entrance fee of 8 RMB is very cheap. It‘s a small collection of different styles of Chinese crafts - Jade carving, paper cuts, dough figures etc. last admission at 4, closing at 5. We...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Christina F
Reviewed November 5, 2017

The Shanghai Museum of Arts and Crafts was a nice hidden find for us. The building itself is historic and inside is a small collection of pretty amazing ivory sculptures, as well as other local crafts. On the lower level and 2nd level are rooms...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Tifster
Reviewed October 31, 2017

You really need to be into craft techniques I think to enjoy this place It was only a short stroll along leafy streets from my hotel to get here and the setting of an old colonial house with gardens, parquet floors etc is lovely. Yes,...More

Date of experience: October 2017
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Former French Concession
While there are technical borders to the area formerly
governed by the French in Shanghai, the "French
Concession" of today is an amorphous neighborhood that
is a favorite of the city's foreign residents. While
it is mostly within the Xuhui district, residents will
sometimes include parts of Jing'an and Luwan in their
mental maps of the Former French Concession. The area
seems frozen in time, characterized by quiet,
...More
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