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Shanghai Jiangnan Silk Museum

South Bund
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Address: No.289 Aomen Road, Putuo District, Shanghai 200000, China
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+86 21 6266 0378
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No

The Silk Museum is an educational tour of the entire process from growing...

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.

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USD 53.00*
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Half Day Group Tour: Afternoon Shanghai
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USD 104.00*
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Zhujiajiao Water Town Tour including Huangpu River Night Cruise

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Interesting process. Big store

Our cruise shore excursion brought us here. They explain the process of how they use tiny worms to manufacture threads which they weave into clothing and bedding, carpets. For... read more

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Our cruise shore excursion brought us here. They explain the process of how they use tiny worms to manufacture threads which they weave into clothing and bedding, carpets. For years silk production methods were a guarded secret in China. China's silk was in demand all over the world. The rest of the tour is shopping in their store which has... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Being that I was a teacher, prior to retiring, this silk museum has lots to see, touch, and feel. On tour, from the USA, this was one stopped that was planned in Shanghai. I was not aware of China being known for their silks. Not knowing much about the silkworm and its performance the explanation given by a tour guide... More 

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I was a bit sceptical about this visit as part of a tour with Nexus in Shanghai. However the museum was very interesting. There was a very comprehensive demonstration on how silk is made, how the weaving was done and how they made silk doonas. I bought a queen doona and it fits beautifully and is absolutely luxurious to sleep... More 

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

After a very short introduction to the art of silk making you are quickly transferred to the shop selling a wide variety of silk products. Although the patterns and colours are stunning you are constantly followed around in anticipation that you will buy and that is the sole reason for your visit.

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Germantown, Maryland
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Reviewed 21 April 2017

Good explanation on how silk is cultivated. Guides spoke English and Spanish quite well. Lots to see and lots to buy; prices are good, compared to other places we saw. Wife bought sheets and sleep ware. Worth the trip...

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Reviewed 28 March 2017

The introduction to silk manufacturing was good and thorough and it was interesting to see the whole process. The shopping area was huge with a very extensive range of products. The staff are not pushy but very helpful. Good value for money.

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Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed 4 March 2017

Purchased silk Doona and Silk pillows from silk museum in Shanghai. These products were absolutely fantastic. I love sleeping on the pillow and the doona is very comfortable to use in both winter and summer in Queensland Australia. The company shipped the products to our last stop in china so we did not have to carry them through out our... More 

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Reviewed 25 February 2017

Given the significance of silk in the history and commerce of China, we thought it would be interesting to find out more. First thing to say is that despite the fact it is claimed to be a museum, it really isn't; it is definitely a commercial outlet. We should have done our homework a bit better before we went! That... More 

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Reviewed 2 February 2017

I was shopping in the nick-nack shops surrounding the Jade Buddha Temple, and one of the merchants suggested I go to the Silk Museum, and we walked over together. The people that greeted me were very friendly and I had the mini tour of the museum section - which is shows all the steps in making silk fabric. I was... More 

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Reviewed 20 January 2017

This was part of our half day tour in Shanghai. The Silk Museum is not an actual museum. It's more of a place where you learn how silk is made. At the end of the tour, you have the option to buy silk or not. No pressure. Very informative and educational. Nice experience.

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