Museums in Shanghai

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  • Sjakie S
    Hoorn, The Netherlands647 contributions
    The museum has free entrance, and if you know what's inside! But you have to wait in the queue for 1 hour. The audio guide is well worth the price. I think you can spend a whole day here.
    Written 18 May 2022
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  • Mark F
    5 contributions
    Excellent place! It's nice to see the Jewish history being celebrated in Shanghai. They genuinely saved lives.
    Written 11 October 2021
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  • HeatherandKel
    Salt Lake City, UT89 contributions
    Loved this museum. Had lived in Shanghai for over a year before ever going. Wish I had been sooner and had taken visitors. The model of Shanghai is one of the most impressive things I have ever seen. Great rainy day, or bad air day activity.
    Written 9 April 2020
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  • Doug C
    Shenzhen, China291 contributions
    First off, the place is difficult to find. Go to 726 builidng,and enter the entrance under the arch thing between the two banks. Turn right, and take the elevator to the 7th floor.

    The museum is quite small, but we'll stocked. There are a couple of hundred posters perhaps to look at.

    But, if you are a history nerd like myself, the gift shop is the star of the show. Original posters from the 60s... Original copies of the little red book in various languages, busts of Mao, old maps, old textbooks, old magazines... This place is a treasure trove, and will satisfy history buffs from a tiny budget of ¥150 for three copies of posters, to over ¥6k for rare originals, and everything in between.
    Written 3 October 2021
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  • Jenn S
    Los Altos, CA55 contributions
    Very spacious, affordable at just 30rmb for adults and kids under 1.3m free. Many dinosaurs in skeleton and animatronic form, many taxidermied animals of the past, a good collection of minerals and rocks, and ecology of shanghai. It was empty on a Friday morning. The sculpture garden outside is a big plus for little kids. Only negative is I think most of the items except the rocks are replicas, including the stuffed animals but maybe it's not bad since those animals are endangered or extinct. We did have to buy our tickets on wechat, show health code and passports to enter as foreigners.
    Written 7 November 2020
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  • Deanosaur89
    Edmonton, Canada1,628 contributions
    We came to M50 on the weekend and it was not too busy. There are lots of exhibits you can walk in for free and see artists at work. The area also has many cafes and a few restaurants but none were overly appealing.
    Written 3 April 2021
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  • venkatrao t
    Washington DC, DC22 contributions
    Best Shanghai development center by the city, Shanghai History, growth over the years, infrastructure plans, and water and sewer processing and reclamation. Air quality and controls.
    Written 16 February 2020
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  • Chris P
    Shanghai, China4,924 contributions
    What an amazing few hours I spent at this Museum. It is beautifully designed and the displays are very nicely spaced out and presented. Nearly all the cars are labelled in Chinese and English, with enough information about the display.
    Don’t forget to get an audio guide, which requires a deposit. They never told me about it, so you need to ask. The numbered displays have a 1 to 2 minute commentary about them. Well worth it. Note that you need 4 digits for the machine, so add enough zero’s in the front, to complete the number. It took me a while to work it out.
    The staff are most helpful and have a fair bit of English.
    I also loved all the interactive opportunities on the top floor. You definitely need a 2/3 hours to do the place justice.
    There is a MacDonalds near the museum and a tiny restaurant inside.
    The only issue - it’s far from the centre of town. If using the Metro, take line 11 and get off at Anting station. It’s a fair walk from there, or just take a Didi. Note that Anting New Town is very close by and is a German styled area - worth a look if you are there.
    Written 2 February 2021
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  • jonac676
    Manila, Philippines13 contributions
    Just a hundred steps away from the Huaihai Road station of the Metro, this beautiful row of French villas turned into bars and restaurants entices visitors from around the globe.

    Starbucks here is truly quaint as it is every inch, French. The paths are nice and the ambience reminds us of the cultural strands that shaped Shanghai to what it is today.

    Snap a selfie in its lush gardens. Take delight in the vines that smolder the walls of some structures. The trees along the roads also make this charming community a haven for nature-lovers.

    The restaurants, though, are above mid in terms of pricing. Dishes and drinks are way too expensive so, have a full meal before heading there.
    Written 3 July 2019
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  • Narsfweasels
    Shanghai, China163 contributions
    A great free museum in the centre of the city, if you're a history afficionado you can expect to learn a great deal about the long history of the city.

    However, the needless lionisation and politicisation of the top half of the fourth floor in a dedicated sop to the Party is a needless and boring distraction from the real history of one of Asia's greatest cities.
    Written 29 June 2021
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  • marcoislington
    bucharest11 contributions
    if you like jade and pottery this is the place to visit. its a bit hard to find, but you'll be rewarded. beautifully curated with helpful and friendly staff. i loved it.
    Written 14 November 2019
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  • MartinSinclair
    Manchester, England, United Kingdom6 contributions
    Small museum under the Maglev station at Longyang Lu. Free to enter and interesting displays on Maglev history and construction.
    Written 3 December 2019
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  • MissArnScottBlu
    Perth, Australia79 contributions
    If you happen to be in the area, it's not a bad idea to stop by this little museum. Packed full of information, it will give you a very solid (but obviously biased) account of the birth of the Chinese Communist Party. All information is in Chinese and English.
    Written 11 April 2019
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  • Chris P
    Shanghai, China4,924 contributions
    The Glass Museum is far out and a bit out of the way, so it takes an effort to get there. It’s a long walk from the Nearest Metro. The displays are awesome, although I left feeling that somehow there should have been more - especially older items, seeing that it is a museum. What was on display, was excellent. It’s covers quite a large area , so you need an hour or two to see everything. Some of the descriptions on the glass panels/cases are really difficult to read, with dark backgrounds, although I was pleasantly surprised to see so much written in English.
    I may need to go back on a week end, when hopefully there will be some artisans at work and workshops open. It all looks very interesting. Note that it’s half price, Tuesday to Friday.
    Written 27 November 2020
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  • Karyn W
    Kansas City, MO1,485 contributions
    This museum is in a building built in 1905 originally as a home, and houses cultural relics. It has modern and contemporary pieces of art that exhibit the culture of Shanghai. There are three floors and pieces on display include paintings, jade, ivory, and wood carvings, needlework pieces and more.

    Some of the pieces were so intricate and gorgeous. Obviously a lot of time and love went into making them.

    There are some live art creation events that happen, with artists there working. Also a gift shop is available to make some purchases, though things seems rather expensive.

    The place isn't overly big, but we did see several pieces that were very impressive. I'd recommend checking it out.
    Written 27 March 2019
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