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Shanghai Sights

Shanghai Museum (Shànghǎi bówùguǎn)

  • 201 Renmin Dadao Map It
  • Huangpu
  • Fodor's Choice

Updated 05/28/2013

Fodor's Review

Look past the eyesore of an exterior—this museum holds the country's premier collection of relics and artifacts. Eleven galleries exhibit Chinese artistry in all its forms: paintings, bronzes, sculpture, ceramics, calligraphy, jade, Ming and Qing dynasties furniture, coins, seals, and art by indigenous populations. Its bronze collection is one of the best in the world, and its dress and costume gallery showcases intricate handiwork from several of China's 55 ethnic minority

groups. Even if you opt not to rent the audio guide, you'll find signs in English. You can relax in the museum's pleasant tearoom or head to the shop for postcards, crafts, and reproductions of the artwork.

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Sight Information


201 Renmin Dadao, Shanghai, 200003, China

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Sight Details:

  • Free, Y40 for English-language audio guide
  • Daily 9–5

Updated 05/28/2013


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Nov 22, 2006

An Amazing Collection

An amazing collection of artifacts showcased in a wonderful modern facility next to the Peoples Park.

By John

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Jun 5, 2006

Very Good but Not Great

It's a very nice museum but it isn't the British museum or the Louvre. I was a little disappointed.

By Earl

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Nov 10, 2005

World Class

Spectacular museum of Chinese art located in People's Park.

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