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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  • October 1, 2017
    Visit worth, but only he is not free. Entrance ¥35, were on a weekday at lunch-there was no queue. Very beautiful, everything in detail. Just went and admired.
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  • September 19, 2017
    The museum is on ground floor of tower and Its about history of shanghai and the way of life in ancient times. Its good  more »
  • September 15, 2017
    Incredibly real experience . A Travel in time. replicas very well made. People and places seem real. Very complete museum in which we experience a journey of colors, sounds, odor and emotions.  more »
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  • March 12, 2017
    good museum. some old collections and photos
  • May 26, 2016
    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.
  • December 26, 2015
    Though this museum has an admission charge, I found this museum to be well worth the cost.
  • December 30, 2015
    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。
  • May 19, 2016
    Can feel a very good history of Shanghai, can rent headphones, there will be explanations.
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