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Shanghai History Museum

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Address: No.1 Shiji Avenue, Pudong New Area, Shanghai 200122, China
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As it was part of our set tour we went to the Museum, As a rule I was not a museum lover, however this quite interesting and had many floors that unfortunately had to whiz... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Delta, Canada
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Delta, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

As it was part of our set tour we went to the Museum, As a rule I was not a museum lover, however this quite interesting and had many floors that unfortunately had to whiz through as we had limited time there. Spent about an hour could have been 3 if we had been able to puruse it properly.

Thank Kathie5173
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Although there are few signs in English, you can get an audio guide from the counter. I went with friends who helped explain things. It is quite big, and on many levels, so you can spend all day there if you want, or just do one level for a shorter experience. There is a nice mixture of dioramas and artifacts... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went to this museum on Jan. 28th. It was one of the few museums that were open due to the Chinese New Year's celebration. The museum was busy with lots of local families that were enjoying it. This museum contains the history of Shanghai. It uses really good dioramas to make you feel like you are there. They also... More 

Thank 2torontotraveller
Shanghai Region, China
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

I went to this museum with some friends and we found very generic information about the city, but it was interesting to see how the daily life was back to the 1920's. We can see how the city was gradually "westernizing"

Thank FranStela
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

We bought a joint ticket for Pearl tower and museum. The museum is enormous! It covers the whole history of Shanghai through tableaux. This brings the whole thing to life. There are home scenes, shops, work places, streets even a ballroom, cafe. It will take quite a while to get round but it is absolutely worth it. We were so... More 

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Shenzhen, China
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

Provides a large scale coverage of shanghai history. Hundreds of wax models. Lots of English information. Quite interesting and very big will need several hours. Located inside the pearl tower. Worth a visit. Free wifi. Cost 30 rmb

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Dunedin, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

This place can take all day is it so large and so amazing. People of all ages will enjoy this museum and the history as it evolves over thousands of years. If you don't go to any other museums go to this one.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

Interesting Museum with lots to see like most of the Museums in Shanghai. Look at the Oriental Pearl Tower then the Museum.

Thank John W
Le Mans, France
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016

Our kids really enjoyed this museum and the real size life scenes of past shanghai! It is great to discover the history of the city. Very well done. Some more English translations would be nice.

Thank Marie-Cécile C
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

Really fun museum that makes you feel like you've gone back in time. They've done a great job capturing the feel of Shanghai in days of old!

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