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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  • Large and shikarnejshij Museum. Admission is free, there are audio guides. fee. Not many tourists. A large collection of tableware, seals, coins of different dynasties, there are coins of Genghis Khan and Alexander the great. In the Museum you can see a small exposition of clothes
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  • The museum was quite easy to reach, as it is just at the edge of the city centre. And it's actually free to enter! So, basically, the exhibits are mostly about the arts during the ancient times in Chi...  more »
  • There are so much to see, 4 big floors full of arts of different periods . Amazing place, prepare to spend a day there.  more »
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  • Make sure to enter from where the Dancing Waters are! Also GO EARLY. When we left there was a HUGE line to get in. Great collection: Calligraphy; Bronzes; furniture; Jade; Coins; painting, etc. Nice gift shop with reasonable prices. I got some pearl earrings and a fun umbrella. Nice selection of English books as well. There is a cafe there but it wasn't open. Allow a couple of hours.
  • this place is one of the popular well known museum in China, it has huge spacious exhibition area. To gain more enjoyable visiting, it would be better if the person have some prerequisite about Chinese historical background prior, this will be helpful and make a pleasant visiting trip.
  • If you have been in China for a long -period of time or are familiar with exhibitions of Chinese artifacts etc, I would not recommend this museum. It is very good but it is also nothing exceptional. For people who enjoy museums, especially traveling from Europe who may be familiar with these types of displays etc, there is nothing new to see here. I will say that the surrounding area is well worth walking around as you travel towards the people's square. Worth a visit but perhaps only go inside if there is something you are particularly interested in.
  • Amazing 11 entrance fee galleries spread over four floors offering an artistic tour with 120,000 precious historical relics such as Chinese bronze, ceramics, paintings, furniture, calligraphy, seals, sculptures, jades, ancient coins...
  • Got there about 1pm. LONG line but it moves quite quickly. Museum is interesting. So is the architecture. Getting to the museum if you are handicapped -is difficult. We ended you using the steps down and then across under the street and back up more steps. It was difficult. The gift shop looked interesting, but not enough time .... Or energy.
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