Shanghai Development Exhibition Hall, Shanghai

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History Museum · Hidden Gem · Museum
See a vast collection of art, documents, and other memorabilia of the city’s long history at Shanghai Development Exhibition Hall. Because the museum does not have a permanent residence, most of its miscellaneous treasury remains in storage, while only a small portion sees the light of day at locations such as the Oriental Pearl Tower or the Shanghai Library. From a total of 30,000 items in the museum's possession, more than half of them pertain to the city's modern history. Inspect many notable items including the wax figures, Gu Embroidery of insects, fish, and flowers made by Han Ximeng of the Ming-Dynasty. The museum also showcases a bronze cannon which belonged to the Qing Dynasty general during the First Opium War and an ancient Taiping Heavenly Kingdom coin. See Shanghai Development Exhibition Hall and all Shanghai has to offer by arranging your trip with our Shanghai road trip planning tool.
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  • Best Shanghai development center by the city, Shanghai History, growth over the years, infrastructure plans, and water and sewer processing and reclamation. Air quality and controls.  more »
  • A good way to spend a couple of hours. See what the plans are for the city up to 2030, looks impressive but means some old housing will be replaced - whether this is good or a bad thing will depend...  more »
  • We came here with my children 11 and 9 a few weeks ago. There were no line ups to get in which was great. The displays were well put together and gave a good insight into Shanghai’s past. Well...  more »

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