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Shanghai History Museum

No.1 Shiji Avenue, Pudong New Area, Shanghai 200122, China
+86 21 6372 3500
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No.1 Shiji Avenue, Pudong New Area, Shanghai 200122, China
+86 21 6372 3500
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Reviewed yesterday

The museum is quite expansive and covers the complete history of Shanghai. The life size models of scenes from life in old Shanghai were interesting. I particularly liked the cabinet showing a range of embroidered silk slippers and shoes, they were really intricate and colourful....More

Thank Col20
Reviewed 1 week ago

Well, you have to go to the base of the Pearl Tower - buy your ticket inside the shopping arcade rather than queuing outside for a visit to the top of the TV tower. You go up the first set of steps and it is...More

Thank Roddy P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Located at the base of the Pearl Tower this is a wonderful way to experience shanghai's history after viewing the modernity from above. Surprisingly unbiased and very informative, if you have time I'd certainly recommend.

Thank Mark B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This interactive, engaging museum has neat displays and takes you through the city's history by focusing on culture. Explanations are clear and brief. I appreciate that. It can get a little crowded, but it wasn't horrible. Kids will enjoy the recreations.

Thank jsctraveler
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I love this museum so much. It was bigger than our expectations. If you love to know more about the old shanghai, this is a must-see! Location is on the ground floor of the Oriental Pearl Tower. There wasn't line when we went on a...More

Thank Jessica V
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This museum's varied reconstructions of Shanghai's history, differing in size and detail, are incredible, taking guests from the first settlements to more recent times. The models of an old tea house, Nanjing Road in the 30s and some of the life-sized shops are absolutely extraordinary.

Thank TheOExpress
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Interesting place to get a taste of the history of Shanghai. Inside you will see many elements of the old Shanghai everyday life. There are many waxworks showing traditional scenes of Chinese life.. Worths a visit.

Thank Lina T
Reviewed 15 July 2017

This and the glass floor were the best part of the Pearl Tower. Not very high tech, more like the older modern museums but very interesting and informative. Make sure you leave some time after you visit the upper levels to walk through this highlight...More

1  Thank Thor54
Reviewed 8 July 2017

This is situated in the shopping mall area below the Pearl Tower, it looks small from the outside but it really is quite big. It is actually called "上海城市历史发展陈列馆" in Chinese, it literally means "Shanghai City Development History Exhibition Hall". Do not confuse it with...More

2  Thank michdora
Reviewed 28 June 2017

If you have time, and you are a history buff, plan a visit. If history and old photos are not your thing, then skip it. Kids will enjoy the "scenes" set up. There are shops and restaurants around.

Thank Ozzy520
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Response from Babrosa | Reviewed this property |
I cannot really say but would advise that you ask the museum if they provide wheel chairs. I can only confirm that the place is wheel chair friendly. I am really sorry for not being able to assist in this matter.