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Shanghai Museum (Shanghai Bowuguan)

4,847 Reviews

Shanghai Museum (Shanghai Bowuguan)

4,847 Reviews
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Escape the hustle and bustle of Shanghai with a getaway to Zhujiajiao Water Town. Explore traditional architecture and take a relaxing boat ride through the waterways. This private half-day tour takes care of all transfers and entrance fees, and you can upgrade to include lunch or dinner.
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Jenn S wrote a review Nov. 2020
Los Altos, California53 contributions17 helpful votes
This is a museum focused on ancient Chinese history and art. It's fantastic. It is also free (which is great) but means it also gets very crowded fast. Tickets have to be reserved on wechat by time, entrance is on the north side, plenty of tickets Saturday morning but inside it already felt very crowded to me. We had young children who only wanted to see the jade and bronze weapons, and the shipwreck exhibit but next time will be back to see more!
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Date of experience: November 2020
Daniel C wrote a review Oct. 2020
Middlesbrough, United Kingdom161 contributions52 helpful votes
Even though Shanghai is a young city by Chinese standards, this museum is still filled with history. You'll find traditional items such as carriages that were used to carry brides to their weddings, you'll see China's involvement in WW2 and how the city went from a seaside town to the largest city in the country. You can also go to the roof and enjoy the sunshine while getting a nice view of the surrounding area. A fun historical fact is that in 1975 the city opened its first 24 hour convenience store, and now it has huge shopping malls filling the streets.You can learn a lot about the cities young history and see some great artefacts, a great way to spend a few hours when visiting the city.
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Date of experience: November 2019
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Kaja Ż wrote a review Aug. 2020
Beijing, China13 contributions13 helpful votes
we arrived in Shanghai on Friday and tickets were already sold out until Sunday. The tickets have to be purchased online.
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Date of experience: July 2020
1 Helpful vote
LoveTravelling1116 wrote a review Jul. 2020
Singapore, Singapore660 contributions122 helpful votes
One can never visit Shanghai without visiting the iconic Shanghai Museum. If one were to do so, it’s like a man missing the opportunity to get culturally educated and inspired. After all, Shanghai Museum is entirely free, and it is one of the best curated museums in Shanghai. As it was their local school holiday on the date of our visit, the entrance was extremely crowded with long queues of visitors (probably up to at least 100 plus?) in the late morning at 11am. It could be the tight security screening at the entrance that hindered the queue from shortening quickly. We spent at least half an hour to queue in order to enter the museum. Inside the museum, there were different levels catering to different types of artifacts and history to be shared. On my date of visit, there were permanent exhibitions of porcelain vase, ancient seals and jades of different sizes and shapes, scrolls, classical Chinese furniture, figurine etc. One can never spend enough time photographing the entire museum with a hectic travel schedule ahead, but only to capture the best and most enticing piece. I’m extremely delighted to find pockets of souvenir stalls selling cute and pretty souvenirs at every corner and level of the museums. They even have the main stall at the ground floor, with a huge variety of souvenirs to satisfy the appetite of patrons. I personally bought some boxes of magnets with beautiful design as memoir. As the restaurants were too bloated with constant streams of customers and no space for seating, we did not dine at the restaurants. Moreover, we doubted there would be vegetarian dishes. Hence, we skipped that totally, and left the museum extremely hungry after standing for considerably long hours. All in all, the cultural exposure which I had gained while admiring aesthetically appealing artefacts with interesting history was a rewarding payoff for the time spent queuing. The range of artefacts are generally impressive, showcasing its unique genre of collection of specific interests with an exclusive Chinese culture, and one of its own kind in China history.
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Date of experience: August 2019
2 Helpful votes
Eat love travel & repeat wrote a review Jun. 2020
Dubai, United Arab Emirates19 contributions1 helpful vote
This place is Totally worth it, entrance is located on Yaanan RD .... oh btw in SH always wear comfy sneakers !!
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Date of experience: December 2019
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