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China Art Museum (Shanghai Meishu Guan)

No.161 Shangnan Road,Pudong District, Shanghai, China
+86 21 6327 2425
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No.161 Shangnan Road,Pudong District, Shanghai, China
+86 21 6327 2425
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Metro Line 8 runs north to south through Huangpu, Shanghai - and drops you off right outside this museum, which used to be the former expo centre for shanghai, hence the modern layout. There are 5 floors in the building, elevated from the ground by...More

Thank Interail2014
Reviewed 13 August 2017

located in a beautiful expo building, the museum is easily reached by metro - line 8 - it has its own stop! I stayed on the ground floor and wandered around the fringe halls to avoid the tour parties. there is a great photographic exhibition...More

Thank Roddy P
Reviewed 19 July 2017 via mobile

I love the building from the outside, that's already worth a photo. Than the art is beautiful, and that living painting is marvelous!! I went with a group of people and all were very impressed...I can look at it for an hour!! The technique of...More

Thank Tourleaderasia
Reviewed 29 March 2017 via mobile

I was fortunate to have two colleagues from work escort me and explain how some of the art related to Chinese history and legends. A good museum for people familiar with western European art and see how some it has been incorporated in Chinese art.

Thank Theo D
Reviewed 26 February 2017

A lot of really nice art in a building that looks like a tesseract. Start on the top floor to see the Qing river scene display. Then work your way down stopping to admire whatever seems interesting. There is a lot to see but it...More

Thank Billy_Whimwa
Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

We visited the museum but were a bit surprised many galeries were closed The galeries we could visit however showed interesting arts, painting and sculptures

Thank JohntTB
Reviewed 26 December 2016 via mobile

The building is stunning looking from outside. People usually start browsing from the top floor. It's free to entry but to see the famous Chinese painting you need to pay extra 20 bucks. But I personally think it's worth it. It's huge and I don't...More

Thank Angel N
Reviewed 15 December 2016

On Tuesday just gone, I ventured here to check it out. I was quite impressed. This is not so much a museum dealing with art history as such. Its more dedicated to modern and contemporary works. I was impressed with the range of exhibitions on...More

Thank celticjames33
Reviewed 5 November 2016

Adapted from a post on my blog “Shanghai virtually painted by Tan Choon Hong”. The China Art Museum, Shanghai is housed in the former China Pavilion of the Shanghai World Expo. The architecture of the colossal inverted pyramid-shaped building is inspired by Chinese corbel bracket...More

4  Thank Tan C
Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

I managed to find my way around the galleries without problem despite knowing no mandarin. I thought the cartoons were great and some of the more traditional works of interest. I also liked the more contemporary works and sculptures dotted around the grounds? A very...More

Thank Fran B
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Amy W
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Response from isimpo | Reviewed this property |
Those instructions are outdated. I actually called the museum to ask if I needed to prebook and was told no need. I went on a Sunday afternoon in October 2015, and there was no line up. Free tickets were given out at the... More