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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.
  • Excellent55%
  • Very good33%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“chinese history” (212 reviews)
“four floors” (83 reviews)
“audio guide” (102 reviews)
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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 2 days ago via mobile

I looked at the website before visiting. It noted that they are closed on Mondays. Yet Apple Maps and TripAdvisor didn’t acknowledge the day of nonoperations. Oh well.

Thank MyronQ
Reviewed 2 days ago

Big museum with lots to see. If the person who like art and culture, this the place you can stay for more than half a day.

Thank Isabel L
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Shanghai Museum is really interesting and accommodates a lot of different kind of artifacts including but not limited to pottery, coins and notes, furniture and bronze castings. As it is free of entrance fee, you may have to get up early as there are lots...More

Thank FamTrescher
Reviewed 3 days ago

The museum is not very large, but a must see for a cultural visit in Shanghai. The open exhibits were displaying coins, calligraphy, paintings, and bronze objects. There were also a couple of very goos temporary exhibits.

Thank LRoxana
Reviewed 1 week ago

The entry to this museum was free of cost. The museum was very nice and very vast. It has all the details for Chinese culture and history. Worth visiting

Thank Amba J
Reviewed 1 week ago

lovely museum with plenty of things to see. dinosaur bones on display when I visited, not sure f they are still there. well run

Thank DenDen1London
Reviewed 1 week ago

This large museum offers in 4 floors unique collection of Chinese history. For the ones, who feel tired - they have excellent espresso in the coffee shop!

Thank mxn399
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's free! That's always nice! It is an outstanding museum. It will be better when all exhibits have the international language on them. I spent 20 hours exploring this vast complex. The Russian "The Wanderers" exhibit was outstanding and I highly recommend it if you...More

Thank G L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very informative and intetesting Do not try to see all focus on what you like most Free entreance Mostly recommended

Thank Haim V
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Patna District, India
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Free entry and welcoming staff usher you into the Shanghai museum. It is very well organised with many options to go to the four floors. Each floor has halls with themes and the exhibits therein are well displayed. There are leaflets in various languages available...More

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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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23 January 2018|
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Response from Gordon L | Reviewed this property |
No - no Terracotta Warriors - plenty of examples of textiles throughout the years and etc
1 March 2015|
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Response from Joelyn O | Reviewed this property |
I agree with the above comments. We charged whatever we could ( using a credit card with no foreign exchange fee) and we carried enough cash to purchase small items, food tips, etc. So, having both is good. We also used... More