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Shanghai Museum of Arts and Crafts

No.79 Fenyang Road, Xuhui District, Shanghai 200000, China
+86 21 6431 4074
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Museum displays traditional crafts of ivory, jade and wood carvings, textiles, painted snuff bottles and a variety of folk crafts. There are some studios where you can watch artisans at work, as well as a gift shop of high-quality goods (and prices).
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  • Average18%
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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No.79 Fenyang Road, Xuhui District, Shanghai 200000, China
Former French Concession
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+86 21 6431 4074
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"shanghai museum"
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"artisans working"
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"french renaissance"
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"small collection"
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"jade carvings"
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"worth a visit"
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"french concession"
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"local artists"
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"european style"
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"admission fee"
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"on display"
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"embroidery"
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The museum is close to popular parts of the French Concession within 10 minutes walking distance of the IAPM mall and the South Shaanxi Metro station. The building is 20th century historic, previously housing such organizations as the UNWHO headquarters. It has multiple galleries and...More

Thank TMLK
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The museum is set in a beautiful colonial building and the entrance fee of 8 RMB is very cheap. It‘s a small collection of different styles of Chinese crafts - Jade carving, paper cuts, dough figures etc. last admission at 4, closing at 5. We...More

Thank Christina F
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Reviewed 5 November 2017

The Shanghai Museum of Arts and Crafts was a nice hidden find for us. The building itself is historic and inside is a small collection of pretty amazing ivory sculptures, as well as other local crafts. On the lower level and 2nd level are rooms...More

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Reviewed 1 November 2017

You really need to be into craft techniques I think to enjoy this place It was only a short stroll along leafy streets from my hotel to get here and the setting of an old colonial house with gardens, parquet floors etc is lovely. Yes,...More

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Reviewed 30 October 2017

Enjoyed seeing the many displays of Shanghai crafts in this museum. Unfortunately, we arrived near lunch time and the artisans were all eating lunch, so we did not see them doing their work.

Thank mathchef
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Reviewed 30 October 2017

The exterior of the building is as beautiful as the exhibits inside. Visitors can experience the beauty of chinese arts and crafts in the form of Jade, Ivory, Wooden, Textiles, Glass, Paper and even colourful Dough Modelling. Walking past the artifacts, it is worth to...More

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Reviewed 30 September 2017 via mobile

We spent an hour and it could easily have been three studying various aspects of Chinese history and culture. Particular fascinations for us were, furniture, clothing, calligraphy and of course porcelain. At the time of our visit there was a 'World in 100 objects' exhibition...More

Thank Avante540
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Reviewed 10 August 2017

It took us some time to find this museum but it was worm it. The number of exhibits are small but are refined and delicate. The museum has a number of working artists, especially in textiles. On the way out there are also a few...More

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Reviewed 4 July 2017

A small museum but interesting. In some of the rooms there were people exhibiting the craft, but some of the rooms (e.g. carpet weaving (?)) were locked and most of the craftsmen seemed to be on break (I only recall seeing embroidery and "Fimo" sculpture...More

Thank Linda Y
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Reviewed 24 June 2017 via mobile

Incredible work in different media, wood, Jade, I rather not see any ivory artwork. Not all the artisans had demonstrations. On a Saturday afternoon, there were 2 other people. Admission fee 8 yuan.

Thank Mariam M
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Former French Concession
While there are technical borders to the area formerly
governed by the French in Shanghai, the "French
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sometimes include parts of Jing'an and Luwan in their
mental maps of the Former French Concession. The area
seems frozen in time, characterized by quiet,
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