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Shanghai Propaganda Poster Art Centre

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No.868 Huashan Road | Rm BOC, Basement, Block B,, Shanghai 200050, China
Zhongshan Park
+86 21 6211 1845
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed July 17, 2013

All these reviews say hard to find, which is true, but few give you any useful directions, so here goes! Take the subway (line 2) to Jiangsu Lu and use exit 4. Leave the station and turn left following the road to the left at...More

11  Thank MattwalesNorthWales
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed June 9, 2015

FIRST, do not use the "map" button to find this place. There are TWO 868 HuaShan Lu's in the Shanghai area, and yep, I went to the one way the hell out line 6 into the nowheres...three hours wasted. I haven't been the only one...More

3  Thank Jemge
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place to learn more about a different side of Shanghai. It's a bit difficult to find so bring the address in Mandarin. We've spend about an hour in this museum.

Thank Iloon D
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Poster Art Center is a must for anyone wanting to see true vintage government propaganda. However, don't expect a "museum" visit, this is a hard to find, basement type expidition, but it does give you the feeling that you have stummbled on to something...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is just what it says, “Propaganda Posters”. We had never seen anything like this and it was worth a visit. You only need an hour here.

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Reviewed October 15, 2018

This private collection of propaganda posters (some dating back to the 1930s) is impressive to see. You can spend 30-60 minutes looking at the materials, and then pop into the gift store for some postcards or your own copy of Mao's Little Red Book. Definitely...More

Thank Odyssey402460
Reviewed October 14, 2018

The collection of Mao's era memorabilia is both enlightening and frightening. It is a window into the political propaganda and brainwashing that took place in the young communist China, Great Leap forward and Cultural Revolution. One interesting book we glanced thru was the book of...More

Thank Leeyong60
Reviewed October 12, 2018

This small private museum is a serious gem. Tucked away in the basement of an apartment building near the French Concession, it is well worth seeking out. The in many cases rare collection (Thank you Yang Pei Ming!) spans the propaganda posters of 20th century...More

Thank YOY1
Reviewed October 11, 2018 via mobile

Not easy to find - it’s in the basement of a residential apartment complex. But it’s clearly a labor of love. It’s very cool to see these posters, and i appreciated that the curator translated them into English.

3  Thank ChrisGrayFaust
Reviewed October 3, 2018

The place has many propaganda posters during the Cultural revolution. They also sell Mao's Red Book for only RMB 350 each. Historically important for us today to lean how a whole people got embroiled in such a failed system.

1  Thank renesio
Reviewed October 2, 2018 via mobile

My second visit. Enjoyed it before so brought my family when they visited me in China and they really enjoyed it as well. The museum is simple but displays a stunning array of posters that cover a great deal of history. And the owner/collector/curator was...More

Thank slickMundane
Reviewed September 29, 2018 via mobile

I really recommend this museum. Great collection. One can really see the evolution of Chinese propaganda over the last century. Some posters are absurd. Some genuinely beautiful and an art unto themselves. It’s a good hour/hour and a half depending on how one spends one’s...More

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Response from babin85 | Reviewed this property |
You're looking for 868 Hua Shan Road, which is roughly at a T-intersection with Wukang road. The numbers of the buildings are well-indicated, it's on the north side of the street. Coordinates are 31.213398, 121.438904 (if... More