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- 98%History Buffs
- 91%Local Culture
- 71%Art & Design Lovers
- 63%Budget Travelers
- 63%Family Travelers
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- Shanghai MuseumMember ofLocal CultureLuxury TravelersArt & Design LoversAug 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:
- Shanghai MuseumMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsFoodies+ 4Nov 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.Recommended for:
- Shanghai MuseumMember ofOutdoor EnthusiastsAdventure TravelersOct 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:
- Shanghai MuseumMember ofOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget TravelersFoodiesAdventure TravelersOct 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.Recommended for:
- Shanghai MuseumMember ofLocal CultureFoodiesHistory BuffsAdventure TravelersAug 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:
- Shanghai MuseumMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 5Aug 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:
- Shanghai MuseumMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersBusiness TravelersFoodiesMar 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.
- Shanghai MuseumMember ofLocal CultureFoodiesWellness+ 4Dec 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.
- Shanghai MuseumMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBusiness Travelers+ 5Jul 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:
- Shanghai MuseumJul 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.