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Shanghai Museum, Shanghai

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Located in the city's center, Shanghai Museum displays a large collection of invaluable ancient Chinese art which demonstrates the nation's philosophy, wisdom, and way of life. Established in 1952, the round dome structure with a square base contains a total of three exhibition halls and eleven galleries. You can choose to inspect many major categories of showcased art, such as calligraphy, ceramics, furniture, paintings, and coins. Explore China's long history by examining over 120,000 items, which portray the country's long, colorful history and its relation to foreign countries. The museum issues 8,000 daily tickets free of charge and gives priority to the elderly and disabled. Plan your Shanghai Museum visit and explore what else you can see and do in Shanghai using our Shanghai vacation builder.
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  • This gives a very good overview of Chinese artistic accomplishments through the ages, from calligraphy to furniture. Highpoint of my visit was the transparent bronze mirror, because I had just heard a...  more »
  • Its a huge museum comprising of theme based halls. Its a huge collection and may take days to see all objects, while we had only 2 hours with us to see this. Very good collections of China's historica...  more »
  • Not a whole lot of exhibits. Interesting enough Jade and Chinese collection, some Chinese paintings, but expected more. Imposing and unique exterior.  more »
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  • Excellent museum with high quality displays offered in multiple languages via audio guide. Well worth a visit with excellent audio guides in English. I also enjoyed that there were smaller gift shops on each level of the museum with mechandise that were related to the exhibits on the same floor. This was IN ADDITION to the main store on the first floor.
  • nice collection displayed in a reasonable setting. Good place for Chinese-art & culture beginners
  • Definitely worth spending some time at! No entrance fees and a lot of exhibitions. I only give a 4 star rating as the audio guides were overly expensive in my opinion, especially the Non-Chinese ones. In addition, the two most interesting exhibitions (calligraphy and paintings) are currently closed. However, it is only temporarily.
  • Long wait to get in. Exhibits focused on Chinese history and culture with very limited introduction. May not be interesting to kid.
  • If you've got couple of hours to kill, this is a nice museum to visit. There's no entry fee and have sections segregated based on currency, painting, calligraphy and more.