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Shanghai Museum

201号 Renmin Avenue, Huangpu, Shanghai, China
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  • Shanghai MuseumPro 2014
    Leigh Virkus
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    5 Aug 09, 2014

    This a very comprehensive look at Chinese art including Jade, furniture, clothes & sculpture etc. It is also free but has heavy security to get in. We had to wait nearly 30 minutes to get in.

    Recommended for:Budget TravelersFamily TravelersHistory BuffsLocal Culture
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    Ching tiff
    4 May 28, 2014

    If you want to know more about the history of Shanghi and Chinese Culture, its a place that highly recommend for you to take a walk. The worldwide-famous museum wont disappoint you.

    Recommended for:Budget TravelersHistory BuffsFamily Travelers
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  • Shanghai MuseumPro 2014
    Harold Smith-Franzen (@smithfranzen)
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    3 Nov 06, 2013

    Had a nice gift shop but the museum itself quickly gets tedious. I can only handle so much pottery / ceramics in one day. Worth visiting but only if you have a lot of patience.

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  • Shanghai MuseumPro 2014
    Matthew Crompton
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    2 Oct 21, 2013

    Do you like pottery? As in, floors and floors of glazed urns and pots and ewers? Are you batty for anything kiln-fired? Then you'll love this museum. While their other collections (like the royal seals exhibit and the exhibit on Chinese currency) hold some minor lure, if you're not a serious pottery enthusiast, I'd give this place a miss.

    Recommended for:Art & Design Lovers
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  • Shanghai Museum
    Summer Wilms
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    3 Oct 19, 2013

    It was super crowded but despite that, I really enjoyed this place. There was so much to see so I rushed through but what I did check out was pretty cool stuff - lots of beautiful artifacts.

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  • Shanghai Museum
    Casper Tollerud
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    5 Aug 13, 2013

    This is a very good museum, second only (in my opinion) to the history museum in Xi'an. Shanghai Museum is devided into themes, making it easy to find what interests you the most. On the bottom floor the service desk hands out helpful maps and short introductions. Also on the bottom floot is the temporary exhibits.

    Note that security is strict here, so do not bring lighters, water bottles or bags with you. There's a storage service in the main entrance lobby if you need it.

    Recommended for:Art & Design LoversHistory BuffsLocal Culture
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  • Shanghai MuseumPro 2014
    Jon L.
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    5 Aug 01, 2013

    It is a huge four story museum with many interesting exhibits. Particularly like their coin and Chinese minority collections. Though there are other items of interest like ceramics, calligraphy, etc.

    Recommended for:Local Culture
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  • Shanghai MuseumPro 2014
    Albert Qian
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    5 Mar 23, 2013

    The Shanghai Museum is one of the most comprehensive museums you will find in China. This is a top 10 place to visit if you are in China, and you'll find all sorts of treasures of China, from the bronze age forward. Well worth admission.

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  • Shanghai Museum
    Riccardo Benussi
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    5 Dec 31, 2012

    Splendid collections. Perfect for any rainy day in the city or to rest from the traffic and bustling roads and shops.

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  • Shanghai Museum
    Rebecca Everson
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    4 Dec 13, 2012

    We had an audio guide though which made it interesting. I enjoyed the jade section the most. I was extremely disappointed because they had closed the Chinese painting gallery to rearrange the works. The ceramics and bronze collections were also impressive as well.

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  • Shanghai Museum
    Kay Ezzell
    3 Jul 28, 2012

    I'm not much of a museum person. There were some areas of the museum that just didn't appeal to me at all. It was also very crowded.

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  • Shanghai Museum
    Hassan Sheikh
    5 Jul 05, 2012

    the chinese history was awesome!!!!!!..........about jin yuan and many more dynasties....the jades were lovable

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    Maxine Jones
    4 Jul 05, 2012

    I enjoyed this museum, especially the displays of furniture pottery and scrolls. The gift shops located throughout were good places ro buy souvenirs and were very reasonable, too.

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  • Shanghai MuseumPro 2014
    Justin Mortensen
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    3 Jul 04, 2012

    The Shanghai Museum had many interesting historical pieces on display. I would have enjoyed it more had there been more explanation of the context in which the artifacts were created and used.

    Recommended for:History Buffs
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    Natalie Tsang
    3 Jul 04, 2012

    My guide told me the Shanghai museum sucked so my low expectations were pleasantly exceeded. Unlike other museums, this one is free and just large enough to provide a few hours of entertainment. After visiting museums in Paris and Rome, I was surprised by how well labeled the majority of the items were. In most halls, there are also paper guides in English to supplement placards.
    I agree with Matthew that the ceramics section is extensive and repetitive, but it's limited to the 2nd of 4 floors. There's also a reproduction of the kiln and workspace.
    My favorite floors were the first and third. The bronzes were fairly impressive and I really loved the calligraphy and painting sections.
    I bought several postcards at 2 RMB a pop. I found that the individual gift shops on the floors seemed more expensive than the main one on the first floor.

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  • Shanghai Museum
    Andrew Chen
    2 Jul 03, 2012

    My review of the Shaanxi Province Museum is pretty similar to what I have to say about this museum. Its also pretty much what matthew said. The only thing I'd add is that the museum shop is pretty much a rip-off.

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  • Shanghai Museum
    Xu Yin
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    5 Dec 15, 2013

    Very historical museum, not the best one in China, but still worth to visit.

    Recommended for:Art & Design LoversHistory Buffs
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    Sydney & Paulo B
    4 Aug 29, 2013
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    MacMars
    5 May 08, 2013

    great place

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  • Shanghai Museum
    Marc Xing
    5 Feb 16, 2013

    A Great Place to watch art from ancient China

    Recommended for:History Buffs
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Description

The Shanghai Museum, currently located on the People's Square in Shanghai, was originally founded in 1952 at a different location. In 1959, it was moved to a former office building. In 1996, the museum was moved one final time into its custom-designed building at the current location.The exquisite glass-domed roof is modeled after an illustration on a Han Dynasty mirror. It is a museum designed to hold and display Chinese art pieces and archaeological findings. The museum boasts an inventory of 120,000 artifacts housed in 10 permanent exhibits at the museum. Onsite facilities include an extensive library, a conservation laboratory, a gift shop and a lecture room. There is also a non-smoking tea house on the premises. The museum often holds local exhibitions and artifacts on loan from other museums.

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