Shanghai History Museum, Shanghai

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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. See Shanghai History Museum and all Shanghai has to offer by arranging your trip with our Shanghai road trip planning tool .
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  • Rarely do I use fun and museum in the same sentence but this place deserves it. The walk through the museum takes you from Shanghai’s early days through modern times. Each exhibit depicts a scene with...  more »
  • This is very informative place and must visit for everyone irrespective of your age. It will provide you very good knowledge.  more »
  • Rather than the usual boring text saturated history museum this is a unique cameo based walking tour with many recreated scenes with life-like models and scenes. A must if you visit the Shanghai or Pe...  more »
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  • How can I contact with the museum? No one answered the phone
  • very interesting experience learning Shanghai history through this meseum..., mostly recommended...
  • he museum tell the visitors story the history the shanghai port since 1843 is very interesting because using different media to watch this history can you see streets , port and the houses from init to now in shanghai
  • 5 Stars, one of the best museums in China. Even if you don't like museums:)
  • This is inside Shanghai TV Pearl Tower, basically for Art, artifacts, documents & photos illustrating the history of Shanghai.
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