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Shanghai Jewish Refugees Museum

62 Changyang Road, Shanghai, China
+86 21 6512 6669
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The Shanghai Jewish Refugees Museum contains the site of one of only two synagogues in Shanghai, the Ohel Moshe Synagogue, along with two exhibition halls. Volunteers offer informative tours of the museum.
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
62 Changyang Road, Shanghai, China
+86 21 6512 6669
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We walked there from our hotel not sure what to expect. The last time I stopped by was a decade ago and it was just a Jewish temple - and it wasn’t open. Now this little museum tells about a time when the Shanghai government...More

Thank MonteBurns
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As one of our friends was a Jewish, we went to this museum with him to learn more about the history of Jewish refugees in Shanghai and China. This a great hidden gem and we all really found this museum thought provoking and worth the...More

Thank Andrea D
Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

Went to this small museum on my own. The atmosphere at the museum was solemn but positive. There were lots of stories about the refugees. It was clear that even though they were subject to a lot of hardship, they never lost their faith and...More

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Reviewed 31 July 2017 via mobile

Well decorated and organized Free guides, also in English available Polite staff 20rmb entry fee Overrated for Shanghai, it is not the best place to visit in Shanghai for short visits

Thank Bugra_AO
Reviewed 27 July 2017

I had not idea that so many Jewish refugees had come to Shanghai, including artist, Peter Max. Great exhibit. They have English-speaking guides and there are several buildings to tour. Close to the train stop. Worth the trip.

Thank Diane D
Reviewed 25 July 2017 via mobile

This is situated in and around an old synagogue and is an incredibly well designed, interesting museum. There are films to watch and plenty of artefacts with normally very sad detailed personal stories attached. The history of Jewish refugees in Shanghai was one of which...More

Thank TheOExpress
Reviewed 23 July 2017 via mobile

I had read about this place. It's a lovely place to visit. Very informative, somber but also joyous. A lot of people's stories. Would highly recommend.

Thank muffin55
Reviewed 11 July 2017

simply an amazing exhibition of a neighborhood in Shanghai on its own taking the initiative to accept Jewish refugees and enable these refugees to build a community and practice their religion.

Thank ayl3
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Reviewed 8 July 2017 via mobile

This was a great little museum telling how China opened its arms to Jewish refugees when the world turned its back on the Jews. Good materials and presentation. Worth the visit.

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Reviewed 6 July 2017

We took the most wonderful tour with Dvir Bar-gal....The Jews Of Shanghai. It was incredible and interesting and the history is overwhelming. Our tour guide led by Dvir was the most informative tour I have ever been on. He himself has an interesting backround and...More

History oozes out of every fiber of the city, but
Hongkou is a particularly notable neighborhood.
Shanghai was a safe haven for about 20,000 Jews during
the Second World War, and traces of this heritage can
still be found in buildings and park monuments.
Historic foreign relations aside, this neighborhood
throws you into traditional Shanghainese life without
taking you too far away from the city center. Some of
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Kayleigh F
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Response from AlcoholProf | Reviewed this property |
Normal business hours. 10-6. Check the website also
9 April 2016|
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Response from MS23CA | Reviewed this property |
Hi you don't need to have a tour guide to visit this historical place. This shows you how one man helped so many people to leave the horror of the Nazis in Europe. I took a cab to the museum which has audio guides and... More
2 September 2015|
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Response from kushi1963 | Reviewed this property |
Far from the cruise port but easy to get there by metro and then 100 meters of walking