Shanghai Museum (Shanghai Bowuguan), Shanghai

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Located in the city's center, Shanghai Museum (Shanghai Bowuguan) 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. Using our international travel planner, Shanghai attractions like Shanghai Museum (Shanghai Bowuguan) can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • This is a museum focused on ancient Chinese history and art. It's fantastic. It is also free (which is great) but means it also gets very crowded fast. Tickets have to be reserved on wechat by time...  more »
  • Even though Shanghai is a young city by Chinese standards, this museum is still filled with history. You'll find traditional items such as carriages that were used to carry brides to their weddings...  more »
  • we arrived in Shanghai on Friday and tickets were already sold out until Sunday. The tickets have to be purchased online.  more »
  • For a long time people did not pay attention to this museum, but it is quite worth it in all ways. Each and every museum in China will bring you a certain kind of information, they are all quite versatile.
  • Great place to visit if you like history and culture. I really enjoyed the museum. The entrance is free and it's also located in a beautiful park.
  • One of the top meseums in China. Many stuff inside. If you want to view something interested, you'd better take a look at the website in advance and pick the related theme exhibition hall. For more infomation, feel free to twitter me@jerryshanghai or email:
  • A must see in Shanghai loved this museum with so much to see inside and so many years of history. Do not miss a visit here if you are in Shanghai. Be careful of people approaching you near here as they try to scam you and take you to a tea house to then rip you off.
  • This is a great museum. The collection of art are amazing. One of the best museum.

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