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Shanghai History Museum

No.1 Shiji Avenue, Pudong New Area, Shanghai 200122, China
+86 21 6372 3500
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No.1 Shiji Avenue, Pudong New Area, Shanghai 200122, China
+86 21 6372 3500
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Reviewed 5 days ago

This and the glass floor were the best part of the Pearl Tower. Not very high tech, more like the older modern museums but very interesting and informative. Make sure you leave some time after you visit the upper levels to walk through this highlight...More

Thank Thor54
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is situated in the shopping mall area below the Pearl Tower, it looks small from the outside but it really is quite big. It is actually called "上海城市历史发展陈列馆" in Chinese, it literally means "Shanghai City Development History Exhibition Hall". Do not confuse it with...More

Thank michdora
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you have time, and you are a history buff, plan a visit. If history and old photos are not your thing, then skip it. Kids will enjoy the "scenes" set up. There are shops and restaurants around.

Thank jillc520
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Located just beneath the Oriental Tower, a visit to this museum costs an incremental 20 Yuan per person ie a total of 180 Yuan for both Oriental Tower and museum. The museum shows the complete evolution & growth of Shanghai and its various facets viz...More

Thank rjsh123
Reviewed 2 June 2017

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.

Thank CarolinaMom917
Reviewed 24 May 2017

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 city's, and China's, history and Shanghai is what it...More

1  Thank halojm
Reviewed 1 May 2017 via mobile

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 well explained in the exhibition, with a nice combination of waxworks and video....More

1  Thank SchrodingersBee
Reviewed 27 April 2017

It was a small museum; however, it was pretty complete and display many historical development and timeline of the changes in Shanghai. Worth take an hour to go through it.

1  Thank jchen9430
Reviewed 24 April 2017

Been here a couple of times after visiting the Oriental pearl tower. Great for kids as there are a lot of visual displays.easy to follow round and shows the history of Shanghai.

Thank Hodderr
Reviewed 20 April 2017 via mobile

Situated on the lower level of the Oriental Pearl Tower, this museum makes good use of dioramas, street recreations, scale models, artifacts and period images to tell the amazing backstory of the city. If you visit this attraction at the start of your stay, you...More

1  Thank Connoisseur-of-Life
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Response from Babrosa | Reviewed this property |
I cannot really say but would advise that you ask the museum if they provide wheel chairs. I can only confirm that the place is wheel chair friendly. I am really sorry for not being able to assist in this matter.