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Shanghai Jiangnan Silk Museum

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The Silk Museum is an educational tour of the entire process from growing and feeding the silkworms to collecting the silk threads and the factory production of silk textiles. Quality silk bedding and products may be purchased here.
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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No.289 Aomen Road, Putuo District, Shanghai 200000, China
South Bund
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+86 21 6266 0378
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Reviewed December 30, 2013

Great place to spend an hour to learn all the details of the silk industry in China. Not sure it is the least expensive place to buy silk but very educational free tour with guides that speak very understandable English. Owned by the government so...More

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Reviewed December 7, 2013

If you have an hour to kill, it's worth it to see how silk is made. I bought a comforter and I am very happy with it. Upstairs you will find silk robes, clothing, etc. The silk scarves make nice gifts. If you are looking...More

1  Thank Susana I
Reviewed November 30, 2013

Do not buy the pillows from this place. They are polyester-filled. I wish I had read the previous reviews on your site. Another reviewer was disappointed just like I was when I realized that the pillow I bought on November 7, 2013 was filled with...More

9  Thank joseewk
Reviewed November 19, 2013

We had a tour and a tour guide. This was one of the stops and i wasn't expecting it to be what it was. It was, in one word, magnificent! Who ever thought you needed 10,000 silk cocoons to make a silk quilt? Did you...More

2  Thank Rick J
Reviewed November 8, 2013

Unlike some reviewers we were not rushed through the silk making process and were not hassled by the selling assistants. We had a leisurely look round and finally bought a silk filled king sized quilt. Vacuum packed so easy to carry, less than we would...More

2  Thank astonishedlbrarian
Reviewed October 20, 2013

A lovely silk museum/shop. We had a very good tour, with the whole silk production process demonstrated and explained. We ended up buying a silk double duvet and two silk pillows (at about a third of the UK price) which they very helpfully vacuum packed...More

Thank wendyanddavid536
Reviewed September 16, 2013

This silk museum is worth visiting if you are interested in this type of product or if you wish to purchase silk products. Otherwise nothing special.

3  Thank KJLRSA
Reviewed August 2, 2013

The tour here was short yet informative. It was interesting to see real silk worms, the cocoons, and the overall silk making process. The real goal here is to sell silk products and they have some nice things. I picked up a king silk duvet...More

1  Thank travel_junkie3000
Reviewed May 31, 2013

Our group was taken here as part of our tour. Interesting beginning, then we were thrown to the vultures (sales people). They were nice until I started asking questions, being picky, not wanting what inventory they had, prices were too high, and taking too long....More

1  Thank bjsr
Reviewed May 23, 2013

After a fast and very short explanation of silk, they took us to the retail store. The price was very reasonably. I checked the quilt if it is real silk inside, and it was. I was also sure that such a registered place would never...More

10  Thank Avi_shan_13
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Kaye C
April 27, 2018|
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Response from Chander_62 | Reviewed this property |
I would have thought the best way to clean the duvet would be to have it dry cleaned
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peterbarriek
May 30, 2017|
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Response from Don R | Reviewed this property |
Tel: +86-21-62660378 is the number they gave me. Trip advisor will not allow me to give you the email address. What you want is the actual the duvet not the cover - the duvet is made of up to 20 pure silk sheets stacked... More
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