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Shanghai Jiangnan Silk Museum

No.289 Aomen Road, Putuo District, Shanghai 200000, China
+86 21 6266 0378
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The Silk Museum is an educational tour of the entire process from growing and feeding the silkworms to collecting the silk threads and the factory production of silk textiles. Quality silk bedding and products may be purchased here.
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  • Average29%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible10%
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“buy silk” (7 reviews)
“silk duvet” (5 reviews)
“making silk” (4 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
No.289 Aomen Road, Putuo District, Shanghai 200000, China
South Bund
+86 21 6266 0378
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Reviewed 5 June 2017

The tour of the facility is a fascinating experience and well conducted by English speaking staff ....the process is well explained .The showroom is large and staff are very helpful but not too pushy .Prices vary from quite inexpensive up to about $900.00A for the...More

1  Thank guy b
Reviewed 29 May 2017 via mobile

Our cruise shore excursion brought us here. They explain the process of how they use tiny worms to manufacture threads which they weave into clothing and bedding, carpets. For years silk production methods were a guarded secret in China. China's silk was in demand all...More

Thank angeleyes27
Reviewed 22 May 2017

Being that I was a teacher, prior to retiring, this silk museum has lots to see, touch, and feel. On tour, from the USA, this was one stopped that was planned in Shanghai. I was not aware of China being known for their silks. Not...More

2  Thank Karen K
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Reviewed 29 April 2017 via mobile

I was a bit sceptical about this visit as part of a tour with Nexus in Shanghai. However the museum was very interesting. There was a very comprehensive demonstration on how silk is made, how the weaving was done and how they made silk doonas....More

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Reviewed 25 April 2017

After a very short introduction to the art of silk making you are quickly transferred to the shop selling a wide variety of silk products. Although the patterns and colours are stunning you are constantly followed around in anticipation that you will buy and that...More

Thank Maxonion
Reviewed 21 April 2017

Good explanation on how silk is cultivated. Guides spoke English and Spanish quite well. Lots to see and lots to buy; prices are good, compared to other places we saw. Wife bought sheets and sleep ware. Worth the trip...

Thank bobh0947
Reviewed 28 March 2017

The introduction to silk manufacturing was good and thorough and it was interesting to see the whole process. The shopping area was huge with a very extensive range of products. The staff are not pushy but very helpful. Good value for money.

Thank cfk213 .
Reviewed 4 March 2017

Purchased silk Doona and Silk pillows from silk museum in Shanghai. These products were absolutely fantastic. I love sleeping on the pillow and the doona is very comfortable to use in both winter and summer in Queensland Australia. The company shipped the products to our...More

Thank 49Sandy49
Reviewed 25 February 2017

Given the significance of silk in the history and commerce of China, we thought it would be interesting to find out more. First thing to say is that despite the fact it is claimed to be a museum, it really isn't; it is definitely a...More

Thank pedlerpegg
Reviewed 1 February 2017

I was shopping in the nick-nack shops surrounding the Jade Buddha Temple, and one of the merchants suggested I go to the Silk Museum, and we walked over together. The people that greeted me were very friendly and I had the mini tour of the...More

1  Thank Don R
South Bund
This waterfront area below the most famous section of
the Huangpu River has undergone multiple phases of
development that started when the Waterhouse Hotel
opened its doors. Though it’s been slower to catch on
than people expected, every year something new and
exciting opens up and gives people a reason to keep
calling the South Bund the "Next Big Thing." There are
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31 May 2017|
Response from Don R | Reviewed this property |
Tel: +86-21-62660378 is the number they gave me. Trip advisor will not allow me to give you the email address. What you want is the actual the duvet not the cover - the duvet is made of up to 20 pure silk sheets stacked... More
22 October 2016|
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Response from RA_Traveler | Reviewed this property |
Tell them when you get into the door. I think that these guys will do anything to make you happy and get a sale out of it.
Richard F
6 December 2015|
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Response from turoar | Reviewed this property |
Can give you the email address and site if you contact me direct.