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This elegant museum, opened in 1996, features eleven state-of-the-art galleries housing China’s international-standard exhibits of bronzes, paintings, sculpture, ceramics, jade and Ming and Qing dynasty furniture.
All reviews chinese history four floors audio guide ethnic minorities free admission great collection interesting exhibits on display gift shop few hours modern building top floor people's square couple of hours worth a visit rainy day security check
We spent under 2 hours here - it is okay. Had 3-4 stories and 3-4 museums on each level. My recommendation will be to not cover everything if you don't have the time - just choose the musuems which interest you the best.
Expect a very long queue in this museum because it's free. Definitely it's worth it as every floor caters to a specific stuffs the museum has to offer, not to mention that Chinese culture is so rich and they were able to preserve it. The...More
A great way to learn about the history of the civilization and human civilization and ingenuity. If seeing nothing else, visit the collection of bronzes to be amazed at what humans were capable of creating as early as 1600 BC.
According to the brochure, "There are nearly 130,000 pieces of national treasures covering 21 categories: bronzes, ceramics, calligraphy, paintings, jade and ivory works, bamboo and lacquer wares, oracle bones, seals, coins,and artifacts of the ethnic minorities." Overall, there are one million pieces in the museum....More
The museum is a must if you are in Shanghai. Make sure you rent the headphones because it makes the museum much more enjoyable unless you read chinese. plan to spend 3 to 4 hours if you can. also the museum is closed on Mondays...More
Each floor has a different type of exhibit. I enjoyed the ones with the ancient Chinese writings and the jade. There is lots more there, but not really quite my cup of tea. There is a floor that has furniture and it is ver y...More
This museum is a must for a first visit to China. It shows you all the greatness of Chinese art and craftsmanship.
In our case we were also told a lesson in Chinese service mentality: Having asked the info desk on a Sunday afternoon if...More
All the exhibits here are superb but my favorite was the sculpture hall. It was arranged chronologically so that visitors could appreciate the evolution of Buddhist sculpture over the centuries. My advice is to start on the top (4th) floor and work your way down,...More
The Shanghai Museum massive and incredibly well organized. Each level has a few different exhibits that are well laid out and unique. I would recommend spending a few hours here if you’re hoping to see all the different exhibits
I spent a half a day looking at the ancient relics that were in the museum. It was fascinating seeing all the Chinese history that was here in the museum. The flowers and the area outside the museum the Peoples Square. was such a pleasure...More
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
work in the many residential and office high-rises. While much of Shanghai stays busy late into the night, this really is an area that never sleeps with glitzy nightclubs keeping people up until the wee hours of the morning.
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I emailed my Chinese tour guide Jonathan G. from Viking River and he said you can't bring the large suitcase in but they will hold it for you. Go to the back entrance facing the highway NOT the people's square entrance and... More
I emailed my Chinese tour guide Jonathan G. from Viking River and he said you can't bring the large suitcase in but they will hold it for you. Go to the back entrance facing the highway NOT the people's square entrance and look for the wheelchair rental service area. They can usually do the luggage hold or tell you who to ask.