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Shanghai History Museum, Shanghai

(4.1/5 based on 650+ reviews on the web)
See a vast collection of art, documents, and other memorabilia of the city’s long history at Shanghai History Museum. 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. Shanghai History Museum is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our custom trip planner, Shanghai Edition.
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  • The figures look so real its scary.... But its just a beautiful exhibition of chinese culture and way of leaving.... not the urban life no. Interesting for sure.  more »
  • Interesting and informative. Educational. Detailed and long span of time with variations of "stories"  more »
  • I took my grade 1 students on a field trip to this museum. I found that many of the exhibits had no written information about the items on display. I was guessing most of the time about what I was loo...  more »
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  • If you're going to the Pearl Tower you should swing through the museum. It's really interesting, and the 3D scenes and models are fun to look at.
  • Though this museum has an admission charge, I found this museum to be well worth the cost.
  • 能够很好的感受上海的历史,可以租用耳机,会有解说。
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