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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.
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  • Very good34%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
201 Ren Min Da Dao, Shanghai, China
People’s Square
+86 21 6372 3500
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Reviewed yesterday

To go with the size of Shanghai I expected a massive museum, but it is mid size at best.However, it is extremely well laid out as it concentrates on certain Chines themes over four floors.An English map to guide you around the museum is freely...More

Thank Andrzej116
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Visiting the Shanghai Museum is like taking a tour through Chinese History! My favorite section was the sculpture gallery but the furniture exhibits took a close second! Give yourself plenty of time to explore and get to know this wonderful collection of artifacts. There are...More

Thank William L
Reviewed 2 days ago

Major museums in major cities are often daunting. Room upon room of magnificent artistry. For the traveler with limited time, such excursions can be too much. Shanghai Museum offers a diferent experience. A compact, user-friendly venue where one can see and learn much about China's...More

Thank Jim G
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We spent a very interesting morning at this beautiful museum. The museum is located over 4 floors with displays of Chinese painting, calligraphy, coins, furniture and the culture and handicrafts of the many ethnic groups that make up The Chinese people. We could have easily...More

Thank AngelaCorrig
Reviewed 3 days ago

The museum is well laid out and beautifully lit. We especially liked the beautiful carved stone pieces. You could happily spend a couple of hours here just learning about the history of the area.

Thank theresalwaysone
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This is an interesting museum, with a huge collection of Chinese porcelain from all the different provinces in chronological order. Other collections, such as coins are also very interesting.

Thank Márton L
Reviewed 5 days ago

A must-see for any museum geek interested in Chinese bronze, porcelain, sculpture, jade, or painting. Nowhere near size of the Met or Sackler, but a spectacular collection. Every caption in English and Chinese.

Thank Richard S
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Spent an whole afternoon at this museum and it was well worth it. Although the museum building itself is dated and in need of a refresh, the exhibitions themselves make the place fresh and exciting. This museum contains exquisite collections of Chinese paintings, jade, ceramics,...More

Thank CharlieMSD
Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum deserves your visit. You will discover historical information on the people and the culture of the early China ... from furniture to clothing you will be surprise by the quality of the exhibitions.

Thank Carribean_Taz
Reviewed 1 week ago

Incredidble museum and free! Loads of different themed rooms, about 3 on each floor, 4 or 5 floors. Easy to kill hours in here looking at all of the historical items from 7-8000 years ago up until the 1950s/60s. The bronze room is my favorite....More

Thank AllenH309
People’s Square
People’s Square brings with it all the excitement you
would expect from the town square of one of the
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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Am I better off walking around with cash or should I just use my credit card in Shanghai?
1 March 2015|
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Response from Otto B | Reviewed this property |
I agree with the comments made by the other people! It really depends what you are doing! Have both handy and you will be in good shape!