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Shanghai Museum (Shanghai Bowuguan)

201 Ren Min Da Dao, Shanghai, China
+86 21 6372 3500
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This elegant museum, opened in 1996, features eleven state-of-the-art galleries housing China’s international-standard exhibits of bronzes, paintings, sculpture, ceramics, jade and Ming and Qing dynasty furniture.
  • Excellent55%
  • Very good33%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“chinese history” (218 reviews)
“four floors” (85 reviews)
“audio guide” (100 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
LOCATION
201 Ren Min Da Dao, Shanghai, China
People’s Square
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+86 21 6372 3500
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"chinese history"
in 218 reviews
"four floors"
in 85 reviews
"audio guide"
in 100 reviews
"ethnic minorities"
in 39 reviews
"free admission"
in 44 reviews
"great collection"
in 45 reviews
"silk road"
in 28 reviews
"interesting exhibits"
in 34 reviews
"on display"
in 77 reviews
"modern building"
in 28 reviews
"few hours"
in 88 reviews
"top floor"
in 74 reviews
"gift shop"
in 58 reviews
"people's square"
in 80 reviews
"couple of hours"
in 66 reviews
"worth a visit"
in 101 reviews
"rainy day"
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We visited Shanghai museum a few days after the visit to Beijing national museum. The museum is close to people’s park and many other cultural venues. It is free and extremely educational. The sections on the Silk Road, coinage and ethnic diversity of China were...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This museum was absolutely breathtaking. Over a number of floors, exhibits were split up by subject matter. The pottery from so long ago is incredibly well preserved, and the quality and detail really put the westerners of the time to shame. An extensive collection of...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

We spent an afternoon leisurely exploring the many grand exhibits highlighting Chinese artifacts. The bronzes, jades, paintings, sculptures are very well displayed to enhance viewing and appreciation. The collections are incredible.

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Reviewed 5 days ago

If you are interested in artefacts then this is the place for you. Housing ming dynasty and older furniture , sculptures , clothing and money. Learn about ancient China through collection of items , take a audio tour which would help understand more about items....More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

A very well set out Museum. We only had limited time here 2hrs from memory. We selected three or four 'galleries' we thought most interesting: costumes, ceramics ,calligraphy, furniture and really couldn't do it justice in the time. Isn't that the frustration of being a...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Well laid out museum with a great collection on display. A few more explanatory signs in English would have further enhanced the experience.

Thank M D
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

There is so much history in this building. My husband loved seeing the weaponry and I loved the calligraphy

Thank KayTank
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited as part of our tour. Impressive building in itself. Interesting the way it is set out. There is also a cafe where you can rest.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Well organized art and cultural objects dating to 4000 BC. Laid out carefully by gallery on 4 floors. While a favorite of tour groups, it wasn't too crowded and the displays are superbly curated

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Popped in expecting this museum to be just like the one in Beijing and Xi'an, where I'd been previously this trip. I was right. It's the same old jade/currency/pottery/clothing selection that you get at every Chinese city's museum. If I had kids, I wouldn't bring...More

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People’s Square
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biggest cities in the world. The area around People’s
Square and People’s Park is always a abuzz with
activity. Oceans of local and foreign tourists flow
in and out of the area every day to see grand museums,
go shopping and eat at some of Shanghai’s most storied
food centers. Shanghai residents, meanwhile, live and
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Sandy C
16 February 2018|
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Response from Marc624 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry it took so long to reply. It’s free.
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babsitter28
22 January 2018|
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Response from Gordon L | Reviewed this property |
No - no Terracotta Warriors - plenty of examples of textiles throughout the years and etc
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DJWBrentwoodBay
28 February 2015|
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Response from Joelyn O | Reviewed this property |
I agree with the above comments. We charged whatever we could ( using a credit card with no foreign exchange fee) and we carried enough cash to purchase small items, food tips, etc. So, having both is good. We also used... More
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