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Shanghai Jiangnan Silk Museum: Tours & Tickets

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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.
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
No.289 Aomen Road, Putuo District, Shanghai 200000, China
Puxi (Downtown Shanghai)
+86 21 6266 0378
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Reviewed 28 May 2019

This is an interesting place to see where silk comes from, how it is made and to learn the basics about what goes into finished products. You can see them make a comforter during your tour. As far as buying that is the next part...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Tim R
Reviewed 21 May 2019 via mobile

I read the reviews on this website and as the reviews were positive, I concluded this was a reliable shop to buy 100% quality silk pyjamas. I bought 6 pairs of what I thought was their best quality pjs. The brand was ASILK. They refused...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed 16 April 2019

I realize this is part of the tour to get you to shop, but that is part of the fun. Totally loved learning how silk is processed, and the only stop on our tour that I wished we'd had more time. The best pillow I've...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed 11 April 2019

You took a tour to China? Then I'm sure you made all the obligatory stops -- the Great Wall, the Terra Cotta Warriors, the Jiangnan Silk Museum...........maybe not even in that order. If you are a serious silk shopper, you will be happy you found...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank illinoistravelere
Reviewed 25 March 2019 via mobile

There is a small workshop demonstrating how silk is made which is worth a visit. The silk duvets and duvet covers are popular with visitors, but if you just want a silk scarf or purse there are plenty to choose from. Do your homework regarding...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 28 January 2019

This is yet another place where the authorities make tour groups go whether you want to or not. Although the process is of interest, they are more interested in selling their products.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 7 December 2018

Obviously a buying trip but was enjoyable. Saw how they spin the silk and get it from the cocoons. Beautiful bedding available to buy, not terribly expensive. All made traditionally, shame these arts are dying out.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Sandra H
Reviewed 5 December 2018

The actual process of the making a silk doona was intriguing and I loved the hands on experience. The silk pillow was a good buy and having the doona and pillow delivered to our hotel the night before we left meant we did not have...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Chris H
Reviewed 9 November 2018

Another government-run enterprise trying to sell you silk products. You'll get someone following you through the "museum" trying to sell you sheets, duvets, bedspreads, pajamas, etc., etc. It was interesting only for about 15 minutes while they showed you how silk products are derived from...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank profginsburg
Reviewed 22 September 2018

in the middle of a huge city you can see quite in details the traditional (ok, a bit modernised) production of silk, including silkworms at different stages of development; get involved into stretching the silk from a small "silk ball" (can only be performed in...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Kaye C
28 April 2018|
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Response from karenconciatore |
I brought a silt quilt and silk cover in sept 19. Gentle wash quilt and cover in machine using baby shampoo and hang on line to dry
31 May 2017|
Response from Don R | Reviewed this property |
Tel: +86-21-62660378 is the number they gave me. Trip advisor will not allow me to give you the email address. What you want is the actual the duvet not the cover - the duvet is made of up to 20 pure silk sheets stacked... More