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Shanghai Museum (Shanghai Bowuguan)

201 Ren Min Da Dao, Shanghai, China
+86 21 6372 3500
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“chinese history” (193 reviews)
“four floors” (75 reviews)
“audio guide” (95 reviews)
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
201 Ren Min Da Dao, Shanghai, China
People’s Square
+86 21 6372 3500
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Reviewed yesterday

If you are into museums this one is worth a visit mainly because they have a great display of chinese art, calligraphy, and currency

Thank vincestours
Reviewed yesterday

Not exactly as good as we had hoped, 1 exhibition was closed, the one I really wanted to see, and I think because we were soaking wet thanks to our guide (not from the museum) it was so cold we didnt really spend more than...More

Thank LynneDavidPhotograph
Reviewed 2 days ago

This museum is one (I believe) of 4 that houses some the most precious artifacts in China. It is massive with gallery rooms over 4 floors....and plenty of security. We only had a short span of time to look through the museum as we were...More

Thank Dawn P
Reviewed 3 days ago

This is a very fascinating, well organized museum with wonderful treasures. It won't overwhelm you like many museums do ... but you still may want to rest halfway.

Thank bocawriter
Reviewed 3 days ago

We found the museum to be very interesting. The exhibitions range from furniture to paintings and national costumes and usually the exhibitions are arranged in such a way for the visitor to see the historic development of the art. We would recommend the museum as...More

Thank Maija_V23
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This is a collection of Chinese artifacts, not necessarily a history of Shanghai, but well worth the admission which is free. You could easily spend 4 hours to view the 4 floors of relics. We used the audio guide which worked fine but there are...More

Thank Mj17ak
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

My wife and I both love certain museums. Others, not so much. This one bored us. Those who want to see OLD Chinese paintings, ceramics, artifacts and calligraphy undoubtedly will like it a lot. But, only the furniture was of even passing interest to us.

Thank Michael B
Reviewed 5 days ago

Several stories around a central atrium depicting ancient history of China. Enjoyed the collection of vintage paintings, coins, costumes, furniture etc.

Thank Suesinbox
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Was there together with friends for a quick visit. It was free for everybody so we just lined up for a short while before they opened in the morning and got in within a minute after it was opened. There were a few floors featuring...More

Thank Philip C
Reviewed 5 days ago

My father and I visited the museum on a rainy day this spring and were very impressed with the collection. They have 3000 year old bronze, jade, traditional chinese paintings, sculpture, calligraphy and traditional chinese dress from different regions of the country. It was very...More

Thank Bree M
People’s Square
People’s Square brings with it all the excitement you
would expect from the town square of one of the
biggest cities in the world. The area around People’s
Square and People’s Park is always a abuzz with
activity. Oceans of local and foreign tourists flow
in and out of the area every day to see grand museums,
go shopping and eat at some of Shanghai’s most storied
food centers. Shanghai residents, meanwhile, live and
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Am I better off walking around with cash or should I just use my credit card in Shanghai?
28 February 2015|
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Response from Otto B | Reviewed this property |
I agree with the comments made by the other people! It really depends what you are doing! Have both handy and you will be in good shape!