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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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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
No.79 Fenyang Road, Xuhui District, Shanghai 200000, China
Former French Concession
+86 21 6431 4074
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I particularly enjoyed meeting and talking to the2 ladies in charge of the dough making animals .mrs Chen started at the age of 6 and their former master was visiting. Bought a few animals , two if which, little pandas were very intricate. The artists...More

Thank Alma G
Reviewed 14 May 2017

This stop was part of our tour to see various arts & crafts of China. No mistake, the ivory, wood, & jade carvings are quiet impressive, but what is really interesting is the building itself, built in 1905 and the gardens outside in the former...More

Thank Sue M
Reviewed 22 April 2017

Housed in a gorgeous European style home, the Shanghai Museum of Arts and Crafts has a nice collection of a wide range of crafts. It's a small collection that I got through in an hour. I wish there was more folk art. The jade, porcelain...More

Thank SkSogang
Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

My hotel recommended this because the Shanghai Museum would have been too crowded on a rainy day. This was a little gem because of the visit to a historic house and the beautiful intricate carvings. You can also buy art works by the artisans who...More

Thank tyang01
Reviewed 26 March 2017

This museum has some excellent examples of Chinese arts and crafts including work in paper, stone, pottery, china, jewellery and embroidery. Some fine examples from mostly the 20th century are on display in cases on the main level (check out the ink stones), while craftspeople...More

2  Thank foulaman
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

It's a small space with lots of local artists doing there thing in small rooms. The Jade and Ivory work is unbelievably detailed and at 8RMB for entry you really can't go wrong.

1  Thank Selin L
Reviewed 13 December 2016

The creaky wood floors, whispering sounds of the discussions of the crafts turned my attentions from uninterest to curiosity.

Thank bluefrogmichy
Reviewed 21 November 2016

The Shanghai Museum of Arts and Crafts contain art works of various periods of Chinese arts and crafts. The building is an impressive architectural work and decorations. There are sections of the various dynasty paintings and sculptures. There is also a section devoted to the...More

Thank Rey M
Reviewed 15 November 2016

Alex Park: Shanghai Art and Crafts museum managers accurately display the process of creating Chinese style sculptures for foreign tourists. Apple Chang: On all three floors workers moved their swift and skillful hands carefully. Soon, realistic looking dough models, complex paper cuttings, and elegant silk...More

1  Thank applechang02
Reviewed 14 November 2016

The museum includes a lot of artworks that show the change of China as a whole changing through the past decades. It is an excellent place for visual learners to come to this museum to understand and analyze these artifacts and artworks.

Thank jimmyftw
Former French Concession
While there are technical borders to the area formerly
governed by the French in Shanghai, the "French
Concession" of today is an amorphous neighborhood that
is a favorite of the city's foreign residents. While
it is mostly within the Xuhui district, residents will
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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