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Shanghai Jiangnan Silk Museum

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Address: NO. 289 Aomen Road, Shanghai 200060, China
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Phone Number: 021-62660378
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
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The Silk Museum is an educational tour of the entire process from growing...

The Silk Museum is an educational tour of the entire process from growing and feeding the silkworms to collecting the silk threads and the factory production of silk textiles. Quality silk bedding and products may be purchased here.

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Im confused on how to rate. The good side: I was explained and showed how the silk is prepared from the small warms to the beautiful thing we know. I recorded video, tools... read more

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3 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2016
Gabz P
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La Ciotat, France
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Vientiane, Laos
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

bought a quilt cover set which included quilt cover, fitted sheet and 2 pillow cases, and were given a silk quilt. When we got home the quilt and cover only just fit our queen size bed, so much smaller than australian standards. the fitted sheet is a flat sheet and made from 2 pieces of fabric, we have a seam... More 

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Thank Pauline965
Los Angeles, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

It was fascinating to see how silk is processed from start to finish. However, there is then some pressure to buy some of their stuff. It is not cheap. We did not buy anything, but I could see how people would feel like they had to.

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Thank panzaverde4
Ilfracombe, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016

Why it is called a museum i'm not sure because it is not,it is interesting to see how silk is processed though the different stages until it becomes a garment of some sort,once this is shown to you it becomes a big sales pitch on buying garments shirts,ties and duvets all quite expensive,the staff never leave your side so i... More 

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Thank ling1931
Kiawah Island, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

Expect to buy something ( because everyone in our group did after seeing the presentation) and it appears the silk bed comforters were the big sellers. Great leacture on understanding how the silk starts with the silk worm and is processed into amazing clothing and bed spreads, etc.

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Thank Bill D
Ontario, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016

Although we enjoyed the silk production presentation, I am sorry to have bought their bedding products. Like a fool I bought 4 "silk" pillows which turn out to be filled with polyester instead at a cost of 1160 yuan! The king size duve is more like a queen size, too small for my king size bed. I believed it was... More 

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Mansfield, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016

We were taken to the Shanghai Silk Museum as part of a tour.As other reviewers have said, it is very interesting to learn how this fabric is made. Despite what they say, these products are very expensive. All dollar prices are American dollars and at today's exchange rate, that is no comparison with Australian dollars. Just be very wary and... More 

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La Ciotat, France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016 via mobile

Im confused on how to rate. The good side: I was explained and showed how the silk is prepared from the small warms to the beautiful thing we know. I recorded video, tools photos and touched he small works which are by the way really cute and soft. The horrible side: And by horrible I mean horrible. I was harassed... More 

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Bendigo, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016

As part of a recent tour of China we visited the Shanghai Silk Museum where we saw displays and had the opportunity of purchasing silk products. Despite the price we decided to purchase a silk king size comforter/doona cover, pillow cases and a silk doona to match. We were shown the chosen fabric cover on display that we wanted and... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016

Not knowing anything about silk production I was very impressed with their presentation. Everything about silk production was explained to us and we made close contact with the factory workers and had a go at some of the techniques of silk processing . We finished up in a huge shop all full of thousands if various products , There was... More 

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Sherwood Park, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016 via mobile

Don't be fooled. These prices are high! You get a 5-10 minute walk-through about the process and then straight to the quilt section and so forth. They wouldn't barter an inch so I left. I really enjoyed the tour though. Very intriguing process!

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