Oh how I wish I had visited on a beautiful blue sky kinda day - but it was blustery and cool and overcast and I totally missed the water view of the building. Nonetheless despite the loss of pictures of the architecture of this building against a blue sky it is the inside exhibits worth the visit. The actual Chinese junk set right in the middle of the museum is a highlight of course - the carved wooden deck is a thing of beauty - but the whole place is full of good displays of all kinds of Chinese boats and shipping and maritime history in general. Plenty of English information including a very nice museum brochure. Lots to keep my 5 year old engaged and entertained. We arrived a little after 2 pm on a Saturday and there was already a sense of ushering people to leave before 4. We stayed the night at the Crowne Plaza hotel nearby (designed by the same architectural firm as the famous Burj al Arab hotel in Dubai), which was a good choice for us as it took about 2 hours from the center of old Shanghai (Portman Ritz Carlton) one way.
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