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Shanghai History Museum, Shanghai

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History Museum Museum
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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  • I love this museum so much. It was bigger than our expectations. If you love to know more about the old shanghai, this is a must-see! Location is on the ground floor of the Oriental Pearl Tower. There...  more »
  • Much better than I thought. History Museum la thought I'd get bored ... Admission is worth every penny. 35 Yuan. When you buy a package with a little cheaper. To sum it up well and look of the old Shanghai, eclectic and fun.
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  • This museum's varied reconstructions of Shanghai's history, differing in size and detail, are incredible, taking guests from the first settlements to more recent times. The models of an old tea house,...  more »
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  • good museum. some old collections and photos
  • 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.
  • 裏面有一些比較上海特色的過去講解,還有一些珍貴的文物和史料,覺得比較有知識性。
  • Can feel a very good history of Shanghai, can rent headphones, there will be explanations.
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