Shanghai Auto Museum, Shanghai

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The Shanghai Auto Museum is an automobile museum located in Anting, Jiading District, Shanghai, China. It was designed by the Architectural Design & Research Institute of Tongji University and IFB from Germany.The museum is China's first dedicated auto museum and opened to the public on January 17, 2007. It features a display of about 70 classic automobiles and automobile history and development. It is divided into three pavilions: History Pavilion, Antique Car Pavilion, and Exploration Pavilion. The History Pavilion houses 27 cars representing milestones in automotive development. The Antique Car Pavilion contains 40 cars from 20 different manufacturers dating between 1900 and 1970. The museum houses Chinese and foreign car models including Fords, Fiat 500, Austin 7, Rover P6 and an Jaguar E-Type. The museum is located in the Auto Expo Park of Shanghai International Automobile City.
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  • Four years ago when the second floor was not completed, this time to pick a working day, almost no one, can enjoy the antique, mainly to see EType and 300SL, there is no regret. Lights and sets can be said to be perfect. Gear host Jeremy Clarkson says EType may be the last truly great thing that Britain has ever made.
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  • The Museum is situated on several levels. A lot of different cars, starting with the first and till our days. There is a really unusual and very interesting. The only thing that didn't like a bit weird Exposition. There is no possibility of a little closer to machines
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  • ... for children and adults. Good, bilingual explanations on the history of mobility on the basis of a timeline, which includes also the motorization in China & Shanghai. Some remarkably well-preserved exhibits of local manufacturers, but also historic cars of world-famous brands. The Museum has a very clean and tidy. Unfortunately too few seats to stay - that is owed but probably high visitor numbers. Nevertheless a clear recommendation for a visit. Directions by subway (line 11, Anting) possible. Walk about 1.5 km to the Museum.
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  • Car museum located in the Anting Shanghai International Auto City area. Definitely a must see if you are interested in cars especially classic cars. 60 RMB for an adult ticket. Open Tuesday-Sunday 9:30am to 4:30pm. Closed earlier in the day than expected so take note to get there earlier. I easily spent over 3 hours browsing the 3 floors of cars and information. First floor has the history of the automobile from the wheel to the first diesel engine, auto transmission, and assembly line. Lots of cool stuff to see. Next floor has a history of the automobile in China. 3rd floor is comprised of antique classic car collections and an extended range of miniature car models. On the top level there is a learning and discovering area for children and adults which teaches you about how cars work and the parts of the car (engine combustion cycle, transmission, suspension, steering, etc.) All of the children's stuff is in Chinese however. Also F1 racing simulators on this level. There is a gift shop by the entrance that sales lots of miniature car models. Great if you can occupy yourself, not many guide options and only restroom I saw was on the top floor. Definitely check it out for the classic cars alone.
  • Mainly european cars car displayed. Japanese cars are almost missing. While a good place to learn chinese especially Shanghai's car history.
  • Really poor curating. Not worth the trip or price tag.
  • If you are in Anting area, don’t miss the opportunity to stop by the auto museum.
  • I spent 2 hours to arrive to this place and the place is closed already! At 4 o'clock Carl!! The children's time is annoying.

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