We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Wonderful insight into China's history”

Shanghai Museum (Shanghai Bowuguan)
Book In Advance
More Info
$53.00*
and up
Half Day Group Tour: Afternoon Shanghai
More Info
$76.00*
and up
Shanghai Past and Future: Huangpu River Cruise and Shanghai Museum
More Info
$100.00*
and up
Private Shanghai Day Tour Including the Bund Yu Garden Old Town Market and...
Ranked #8 of 1,334 things to do in Shanghai
Certificate of Excellence
More attraction details
Attraction details
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Reviewed January 2, 2014

I couldn't agree more with the other reviewers who enjoyed their visit to the Museum. While I had my favourite section (ceramics), I found the whole Museum to be well laid out and appreciated the way individual items were lit and well described (in English). I especially appreciated the fact that individual pieces covered so many different eras. I found it stunning in fact. Of course, like any museum, not all sections will appeal or even please everyone, but with the variety at the Shanghai Museum, it is well worth a visit to gain a further insight into China's history. And the fact that it is free, is a bonus!

Thank Hudsimo
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a ReviewReviews (4,035)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More languages

1,999 - 2,003 of 4,035 reviews

Reviewed January 1, 2014

Brilliant place, I loved the way the tour was designed and how the smallest details were magnified and shown to the visitor's eye.
Felt short of words after being there.

Thank mansok
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed December 29, 2013

Ignore Frommers!!! This museum IS the real deal. Excellently laid out, wonderful commentaries in English and Chinese, overall a "must see." Give yourself plenty of time. If you have favorite type of art - make sure you start there as you will be tired by the end of the time you spend here. Give yourself enough time.

Thank stephrab
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed December 27, 2013

Excellent layout, beautiful displays, inexpensive gifts and free admission! Each gallery is a separate topic and all have Chinese/English placards,and the English is grammatically correct! As you walk into each gallery, look to the left for a rack containing pamphlets further explaining the displays, and some galleries also have a viewing room showing looping informational films. The 5 minute film showing how jade is carved is fascinating. I visit a lot of museums, but few can match the display quality found here.

Thank 252,321
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed December 27, 2013

A beautiful building as well as an excellent museum. There is enough variety on the different levels to easily fill a few hours. Notices in english were adequate to keep you informed on the items which vary from jade and wooden artifacts to clothing and battle outfits. Very enjoyable and a welcome break from the heat and humidity outside.

Thank Sanerine
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Shanghai Museum (Shanghai Bowuguan) also viewed

Shanghai, Shanghai Region
Shanghai, Shanghai Region
 
Shanghai, Shanghai Region
 

Been to Shanghai Museum (Shanghai Bowuguan)? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing