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Shanghai Public Security Museum

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Address: No.2345 Longyang Road, Huangpu District, Shanghai 200000, China
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09:00 - 16:00
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Not a bad place to spend an hour on a Monday

If you have already been to all the big name museums in Shanghai you will find that many of the smaller ones are closed on Mondays, but not the Public Security Museum. Located in... read more

Reviewed 22 February 2017
Tamara S
Herndon, Virginia
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Herndon, Virginia
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Reviewed 22 February 2017

If you have already been to all the big name museums in Shanghai you will find that many of the smaller ones are closed on Mondays, but not the Public Security Museum. Located in what appears to be an actual police building, the museum says it is the first police museum in China. Who wouldn't want to see that? And... More 

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Brno, Czech Republic
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Reviewed 10 May 2016 via mobile

Lots of guns and and lack of English signs. The second is nothing special in China, of course. There are some photos of criminal delicts and historical police cars, too. No entrance fee. 🇨🇳

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Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed 16 November 2015

Have not been here for a few years, so decided to visit the museum again. Admission is still free - you just need to approach the guard at the entrance and he will pass you a ticket. The exhibits are from floors 2 to 4, and there is a display of police vehicles, old and new, on the ground floor.... More 

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Reviewed 9 July 2015

A little out of the way but a knockout for those with an interest in this sort of stuff. Covers from the 'concession' days to current era. Can be a little bit gruesome in a couple of parts for the squeamish.

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 July 2014

Visited this museum during a grey rainy day in Shanghai, was pleasantly surprised the foyer has some cool vehicles used by Shanghai,s police force over the years. the museum holds an impressive weapon room including a gold broom handled Mauser. The mock up padded cell is also good for a photo opportunity for kids/girlfriends/husbands etc etc.

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Shanghai, China
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Reviewed 2 January 2014

I took my two children (2 and 5) here today and we all enjoyed this museum. The guard who gave us tickets did not even bother to charge us the admission (only 8rmb to begin with) which makes it even better! It is beautifully curated and there is a lot to see. Guns, vehicles, uniforms and other memorabilia are all... More 

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Reviewed 16 September 2013 via mobile

On a weekday, I wasn't too surprised to find that apart from us, there was one other person there. It's an out of the way museum but it is a rather fun way to spend an hour. Especially if you have little ones who like to look at guns, weapons, model police cars, fire trucks and are interested in police... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed 6 August 2012

Set up by the Shanghai police, this museum showcases the police force's history. There are around 10 room of exhibits, including wax figures in old police uniforms, a replica of an old jail, and even guns that belonged to Sun Yet San. A pretty cool way to spend an afternoon.

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