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Shanghai History Museum, Shanghai

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History 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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TripAdvisor
  • Many of the items are reproductions. The Cultural Revolution took a toll on Chinese culture. Do not miss the furniture, porcelain, and metal work. The gift shop is excellent.  more »
  • We really enjoyed our visit here. I agree with all the other positive reviews with my only negative being that Shanghai's history from the 1920s through the 1940s happened and that is a part of the ci...  more »
  • The most interesting thing about this museum is the complex relationship between China and its early colonisers. The bad (loss of sovereignty and control) and the good (trade and development) are very...  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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