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Shanghai Railway Museum

No.200 Tianmu East Road, Zhabei District, Shanghai 200000, China
+86 21 5122 1987
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Small but not fake

Many Chinese museums are full of repro. Even the building itself is the original main railway... read more

Reviewed 7 May 2017
via mobile
Excellent Museum on Trains and how they have shaped Shanghai

While not a lot of actual trains here, the displays are excellent and very informative. Many have... read more

Reviewed 24 April 2017
Whanganui, New Zealand
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No.200 Tianmu East Road, Zhabei District, Shanghai 200000, China
+86 21 5122 1987
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Reviewed 7 May 2017 via mobile

Many Chinese museums are full of repro. Even the building itself is the original main railway station- very grand. Only two locomotives outside but lots of small artefacts inside. The black and white video is well worth watching.

Thank Yorkshireman27
Reviewed 24 April 2017

While not a lot of actual trains here, the displays are excellent and very informative. Many have commented there is little English, but actually there is a free Audio Commentary available that is in really good spoken English and very informative too. Admittedly this is...More

Thank crosis
Reviewed 25 February 2017

This is a little better than average but not quite "very good" museum. My Chinese is so-so but not up to reading most of the signage but much is self explanatory. As I understand it this is the original Shanghai train station built in 1909....More

Thank Tamara S
Reviewed 16 December 2016

Unless I missed something there are a couple of exhibits (locos) outside and on ground floor inside some displays of historical photos and artefacts. All the explanations are in Chinese characters. After 10 minutes I was done. Still, it was only 10RMB.

Thank James B
Reviewed 31 July 2016

Shanghai Railway Museum - for rail enthusiasts only, all in Chinese Realities: - entry fee: 10 rmb for adults; kids free (I can see why!) - nearest Metro is Baoshan Road, then walk out and RIGHT around the block - very strange opening times: 9am...More

1  Thank henricuspeters
Reviewed 29 June 2016

Went there and went up to security gate and 2 older guys in there very very rude actually they were the only bad attitude people I met on my travel's. They looked at me like what are you doing here and they have some stuff...More

Thank Bob155042
Reviewed 24 June 2015 via mobile

This is a smallish museum within walking distance of Baoshan metro station though if you don't speak Chinese it might be difficult to find. I visited a far better railway museum in Beijing so don't expect to see many full sized engines here and most...More

1  Thank Richard N
Reviewed 28 October 2014

Nice 1 hour visit Two rare US built steam Locomotives on site. A history of rail development in the Shanghai region. Plenty of rare pictures and interesting items for rail fans

Thank scolbeck2
Reviewed 16 April 2014

I went with my son and my dad. My dad wished that the captions were in English - the only thing in English was basically the headings of each of the sections. My son liked looking at the trains outside, but we wished you could...More

2  Thank Family-M-of-4
Reviewed 18 August 2013

For a museum that's supposed to talk about railways of a fairly large area, in a country that greatly values its rail infrastructure, it's surprising that the museum is so tiny. The building has more than one floor, but the actual museum is just on...More

2  Thank Ynhockey
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