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Shanghai Museum (Shanghai Bowuguan)

201 Ren Min Da Dao, Shanghai, China
+86 21 6372 3500
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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.
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  • Very good33%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“chinese history” (199 reviews)
“four floors” (77 reviews)
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
201 Ren Min Da Dao, Shanghai, China
People’s Square
+86 21 6372 3500
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The history and culture of China come alive in this museum. They had a special showing from a British museum of the history of the world in 100 artifacts but you will have to fight crows and long lines to get in.

Thank Ed_Marquez
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

There can be quite a queue so get here as early as you can for 9am opening, and only expect to pay if you're visiting a temporary show. The exhibitions on Chinese history are a little heavy on artefacts over information and/or context but two...More

Thank TheOExpress
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I have been here many times, and this is one of the best museum. It is easy to access, free entrance!, And not to dark inside and easy, quickly you go out again if you have enough. Every floor is devited in several sections, seals,...More

Thank Tourleaderasia
Reviewed 4 days ago

It has a spectacular collection of art, artifacts, and typical museum items. There was no entry fee when I went.

Thank Kris35758
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Great museum to understand Shanghai and its history. Darcy was great. Got us through quickly avoiding long lines. Very informative.

Thank buster13867
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

A very well set-out and interesting museum. The different exhibits highlight many great aspects of Chinese culture and heritage.

Thank Elizabeth A
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

If you're visiting shanghai this musuem is a must visit, beautiful gallery, and free admission, must come early for you to enjoy and explore the museum, this place is gorgeous must visit and highly recommended!

Thank Zxiao
Reviewed 6 days ago

Loved it here, everything was displayed beautifully. Loved the calligraphy and the paintings. Something for everyone. Great coffee and cake too, which was a bonus.

Thank Margarite C
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Shanghai Museum is a fantastic place to be... especially on a hot summer day. It's well air conditioned, free to enter, and best of all, contains a wealth of Chinese Art and Historical Artifacts. This includes, but is not limited to historical Chinese currencies,...More

2  Thank Avery W
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an excellent museum with great collections. Moreover, the admission is free. If it is possible, go there early before the "group-tourists crowd" arrive.

1  Thank Wen K
People’s Square
People’s Square brings with it all the excitement you
would expect from the town square of one of the
biggest cities in the world. The area around People’s
Square and People’s Park is always a abuzz with
activity. Oceans of local and foreign tourists flow
in and out of the area every day to see grand museums,
go shopping and eat at some of Shanghai’s most storied
food centers. Shanghai residents, meanwhile, live and
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1 March 2015|
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Response from Otto B | Reviewed this property |
I agree with the comments made by the other people! It really depends what you are doing! Have both handy and you will be in good shape!