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Shanghai Jiangnan Silk Museum

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Address: No.289 Aomen Road, Putuo District, Shanghai 200000, China
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+86 21 6266 0378
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
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The Silk Museum is an educational tour of the entire process from growing...

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.

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US$ 53.00*
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Half Day Group Tour: Afternoon Shanghai
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US$ 104.00*
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Zhujiajiao Watertown Tour including Huangpu River Night Cruise

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Your Choice to Buy at Shanghai Silk "Museum"

Part of the Shanghai tour included in the Sinorama China Tour is a visit to the Silk "Museum". This was really not a museum but in reality a facility that produce and sell Chinese... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 21 November 2016
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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was shopping in the nick-nack shops surrounding the Jade Buddha Temple, and one of the merchants suggested I go to the Silk Museum, and we walked over together. The people that greeted me were very friendly and I had the mini tour of the museum section - which is shows all the steps in making silk fabric. I was... More 

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Philippines
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

This was part of our half day tour in Shanghai. The Silk Museum is not an actual museum. It's more of a place where you learn how silk is made. At the end of the tour, you have the option to buy silk or not. No pressure. Very informative and educational. Nice experience.

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Sarnia, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

Part of the Shanghai tour included in the Sinorama China Tour is a visit to the Silk "Museum". This was really not a museum but in reality a facility that produce and sell Chinese silk products. The tour started with a 10 minute talk on how silk is extracted from the silkworm and how silk is made into silk yarn.... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

This was a "convenient shopping stop" as part of an all day city tour in Shanghai. It really wasn't much of a museum, but rather a tour on how silk is made and then an "opportunity" to purchase a wide variety of silk made items. Everything was nice to look at and to the touch, but since I had no... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

Firstly, this is not a museum! Upon walking in, you get a 10-15 minute talk on how Silk is formed, made and the significance of that to the Chinese people (the only slightest bit of history is at this point). You are then ushered into the production of silk and told of all its benefits (it sounds like a sales... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

We knew there would be a hard-sell at the end of this tour, but were pleasantly surprised at how educational it was. I learned more about silk production than I ever imagined! As soon as the tour concludes, you are ushered into the retail area where there is a lot of expensive silk available for purchase. That being said, we... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

On the way to airport we dropped into this museum for a 2 hour visit. Interesting talk by the staff and demonstration on the extracting the silk from the cocoons and making of quilts. Whilst, as you would expect, the tour ended at the shop floor I was suitably impressed by the product and bought a new quilt which were... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

Like others I was taken in by the title of museum when visiting on a Sinorama tour but did find the short silk production 'show' interesting. I bought a duvet and when I saw the card receipt listing the equivalent price in English pounds was a really poor exchange rate I took particular care to say that I was paying... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

We did this as part of a Wendy Wu tour of China. It was an excellent insight on silk and how it is produced. But it then lead into a shopping opportunity. The goods looked OK but they were expensive

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

If you come here, it is probably because your tour group brought you here to this "museum." Well, there is about a 5 minute presentation about how silk is made and the process to turn it into fabric, but that quickly devolves into a high-pressure sales pitch to buy some of their expensive silk products like bed sheets, clothes, scarves,... More 

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