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Shanghai Maglev Museum

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Address: No.2100 Longyang Road, Shanghai, China
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Great way to to travel towards-from Pudong to Shanghai airport

Coming into Pudong airport in the evening around 8pm, I did not want to hassle or haggle over price with a cab driver, so I decided to take the maglev train. The signage after... read more

Reviewed 6 March 2017
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Bought a Maglev ticket at 2:30 and wanted to wait until the 430km/h train at 3pm. This museum filled the time well. Was amusing to see such a basic and low-tech museum to describe high-tech train! Most exhibits were broken, with instructions to press switches to turn on displays of half-working LED lights, and other basic illustrations aimed towards village... More 

Thank Rusticari
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126 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 April 2017

Visited the museum whilst waiting for the Maglev train, which doesn't start travelling at high speed until 3 pm. Interesting displays showing how the train travels along.

Thank MolCheltenham
Canton, Michigan
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29 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Not great. But, if you have time to kill at the Maglev station, you can spend about 30 minutes here. History of Maglev trains and technologies in Germany and Japan. And, how the Maglev train works, they have samples of track etc..

Thank vnarra63
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463 reviews
247 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 228 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017

Coming into Pudong airport in the evening around 8pm, I did not want to hassle or haggle over price with a cab driver, so I decided to take the maglev train. The signage after you go through customs is excellent, so it was easy to follow the signs to the maglev -- just be sure to make the right turn... More 

Thank garbagecollector
Shanghai, China
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20 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017

If you are interested to find out more about your journey and the technology behind the world's fastest train, then take a visit. It is either free or reduced entry if you show your maglev journey ticket...so ask to retain it at the barrier.

Thank Martin H
Tokyo, Japan
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121 reviews
51 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 December 2016

Shanghai has an amazingly fast train, quite a nice experience, the only negative is the shoddy interior - feels like taking a train in an outer province just going much faster

Thank johntaro
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880 reviews
680 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 717 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 November 2016

Having ridden on the magnificent Maglev it was great to have a look at the eponymous museum. The technology enabling speeds of 430 km/h to be reached was fascinating to see. Its development in Shanghai as the first commercial Maglev in the world was interesting. Fine models demonstrate in detail the wondrous achievements of this mode of travel. We had... More 

Thank permia
Shanghai, China
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 November 2016

I am writing on behalf of my Y3 class who visited the Maglev Museum last week. They absolutely loved the trip and are still talking about it. Here are some of their points they want to share with you: 1. You must visit the museum and ride the Maglev on your visit. We went to the museum first to add... More 

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Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

Young children love it. They enjoy the museum and train trip to airport. They explain train history including pictures of old trains and new ones.

Thank Abdullah M
Cairo, Egypt
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 31 October 2016

I am a teacher at an international school in Shanghai and we decided to take our students on a trip to the Maglev museum and onto the train as we had been learning about modern technology. They absolutely loved the museum and the trip on the train. Here are some of the things that they said: "I loved playing on... More 

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