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“Walk through the streets of old Shanghai!”

Shanghai History Museum
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Panoramic Shanghai In One Day Tour with Lunch
Ranked #20 of 1,312 things to do in Shanghai
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“Walk through the streets of old Shanghai!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2013

Considering the location (under the Pearl Tower), this was a surprisingly excellent museum. If you like walking through recreated streets / buildings of the past -- getting a sense of Shanghai in the 1920's --, then you'll enjoy this museum! The quality of the exhibits and attention to detail were impressive.

Visited May 2013
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“Historical museum in TV tower”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2013

When you are finished with breathtaking views of Shanghai from the top of the tower it's worth going down and visit historical museum. It's full of beautifully made historical scenes of the old city so that you could compare modern and old Shanghai in one trip - TV tower and historical museum. It's nothing if you just see the modern shell of city, at any time it's worth looking into the it's inner soul and visit also historical places.

Visited March 2013
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Shanghai, China
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“Touristy, but interesting”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2013

Though it may be noisy and full of tourists, this museum is actually very interesting if you want to learn about Shanghai's history. I especially enjoyed the architectural section and the lighted map of how the concessions expanded.

Visited February 2013
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Singapore, Singapore
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“Has many artifacts to learn about Chinese history”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2013

Has many artifacts to learn about Chinese history. somethings you can relate to in modern life as this is where it all began.

Visited June 2013
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“Good Museum”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2013

Shanghai history museum gets a bad reputation for being political. All museums are political. Keeping that in mind, you can appreciate China's history and art culture through history. Good museum

Visited August 2012
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