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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 1 week ago

as a person coming from Egypt, i have this Idea about museums, at least how ancient they should be, the museum of Shanghai, is pretty but every think is Waxed, very few items was original, also the electronic guide, was not a perfect experience, over...More

Thank islamShama
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The museum is on ground floor of tower and Its about history of shanghai and the way of life in ancient times. Its good

Thank Arash1352
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Incredibly real experience . A Travel in time. replicas very well made. People and places seem real. Very complete museum in which we experience a journey of colors, sounds, odor and emotions.

Thank Ricardo P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A very interesting exhibition , featuring motor vehicles from the past few centuries and methods of travel in Shanghai a few centuries before that, as well as ways of life for an ordinary lay person in Shanghai. Includes how the West, Colonialism and Foreign Empires...More

Thank Interail2014
Reviewed 8 September 2017

This is located in the bottom of the Oriental Pearl Tower and it is well worth a visit. There's a whole series of life size dioramas representing aspects of Shanghai life through the centuries, and some incredible scale models of heritage buildings from the 19th/20th...More

Thank Rick M
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

I definitely recommend to visit this museum. It is very well designed. The wax figures looked almost real:) It is very big and informative. It was fun and interesting and worth the money. The price was just 35 Yuan!

Thank Yesim K
Reviewed 23 August 2017

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

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Reviewed 15 August 2017

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 13 August 2017 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 5 August 2017

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
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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.