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Shanghai Museum of Arts and Crafts
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$56.00*
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Shanghai Half-Day Sightseeing Tour
Ranked #91 of 1,334 things to do in Shanghai
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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).
Reviewed June 13, 2013

This museum is in an old mansion & is in a great area to wander. There were some nice exhibits but don't go around lunchtime. I was there around noon & there was only a couple craftsmen working. It would have been nice to watch them working on their crafts.

Thank LarRanTravels
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Reviewed May 28, 2013

Not only is the French villa exquisite, the exhibits and artisans at work make it worth searching out this oasis. Examples of nearly all of the crafts are available for sale, too, though some - like the $25,000 carved jade bowl - may be beyond the average tourist's budget.

If you aren't too laden with purchases, continue on to Fuxing Park and relax with a gelato.

1  Thank LiffsterPoitiers
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Reviewed May 26, 2013

The historic 1909 house in which the museum is located is an attraction itself, and so are the displays of carvings, porcelains, textiles, and other crafts. The ivory and wood carvings are exquisite (not antique; most are from the middle or late twentieth century), the small costume collection from the world of Chinese opera is enthralling. We did find that perhaps more space that we would have liked was given over to shops, selling various crafts - at what we felt were artificially high prices. But that doesn't detract from the overall pleasure that a visit here will bring.

Thank Henry F
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Reviewed April 5, 2013

This was such an amazing place. Thousands of years of art forms. You can take your own photos, but I suggest you will get more enjoyment if you just buy a book. There are 5 floors of displays each marked, i.e. ceramics, costumes, drawings, etc..

Thank Julianne Z
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Reviewed April 5, 2013

The building that houses all these arts and crafts is just fantastic.. great french-style elevation.. a 4 foot long ivory craft welcomes at the entrance.. We can see lots of such ivory works, basement has paper cutting art, handmade bags, hand printed t-shirts and scarfs and many more handicraft work.. quite exquisite.. and you can buy them too.. reasonable price..
There is a separate room for craftsman making small figurines on Jade, big arts made on wool and many more. A good place for art/craft lovers.. I just wish they had much more.. seem it got over within an hour.. but worth a visit.

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