We’ve compiled the best of the best in Shanghai - browse our top choices for the top things to see or do during your stay.

Sort by: 19 Recommendations {{numTotalPoiResults}} {{ (numTotalPoiResults===1)?'Recommendation':'Recommendations' }} 0 Recommendations
  • 1. China Art Museum

    Pudong | Museum/Gallery

    Housed inside the China Pavilion at the 2010 Shanghai World Expo (which had sites on both sides of the river in Pudong and Puxi), this gleaming...Read More

  • 2. m97 Gallery

    Hongkou and Putuo | Museum/Gallery

    Situated in the M50 arts district for about 10 years before moving to this location in 2016, this gallery and project space specializes in...Read More

  • 3. Power Station of Art

    Old City | Museum/Gallery

    The site of the Shanghai World Expo was a barren wasteland until this massive contemporary art museum, housed in a former power plant, opened...Read More

  • 4. Rockbund Art Museum

    The Bund and Nanjing Dong Lu | Museum/Gallery

    The detailing on this 1932 art deco building is as enticing as the artwork inside. Rockbund has no permanent collection, which keeps things...Read More

  • 5. Shanghai Museum

    Xintiandi and City Center | Museum/Gallery

    Look past the eyesore of an exterior—this museum holds the country's premier collection of relics and artifacts. Eleven galleries exhibit Chinese...Read More

  • 6. Shanghai Urban Planning Center

    Xintiandi and City Center | Museum/Gallery

    To understand the true scale of Shanghai and its ongoing building boom, visit the Master Plan Hall of this museum. Sprawled out on the third...Read More

  • 7. Yuz Museum

    Old City | Museum/Gallery

    In a former airport hangar and within walking distance of the Long Museum, the Yuz Museum is the brainchild of Chinese-Indonesian art collector...Read More

  • 8. Former Residence of Dr. Sun Yat-sen

    Former French Concession | Museum/Gallery

    Sun Yat-sen, the father of the Republic of China, lived in this two-story house from 1919 to 1924. His wife, Soong Qing-ling, of the illustrious...Read More

  • 9. Long Museum

    Old City | Museum/Gallery

    Billionaire art collectors Liu Yiqian and Wang Wei don't do anything halfway; their Long Museum, designed by Shanghai-based firm Atelier Deshaus...Read More

  • 10. Long Museum

    Old City | Museum/Gallery

    ...Read More

  • 11. M50

    Hongkou and Putuo | Museum/Gallery

    This cluster of art galleries and artist studios, inside a sprawling former textile mill and slated for even more renovation and development...Read More

  • 12. Shanghai Duolun Museum of Modern Art

    Hongkou and Putuo | Museum/Gallery

    Covering more than 14,400 square feet, Shanghai's first state-owned modern art gallery wraps around a metal spiral staircase that's a work of...Read More

  • 13. Shanghai Minsheng Art Museum

    Pudong | Museum/Gallery

    This sleek museum is on the site of Shanghai's 2010 World Expo, which was held in areas along both sides of the river. It takes its name from...Read More

  • 14. Shanghai Municipal History Museum

    Pudong | Museum/Gallery

    This impressive museum in the base of the Pearl Tower recalls Shanghai's pre-1949 history. Inside, you can stroll down a re-created Shanghai...Read More

  • 15. Shanghai Science and Technology Museum

    Pudong | Museum/Gallery

    This family favorite has more than 100 hands-on exhibits in its sprawling galleries. Earth Exploration takes you through fossil layers to the...Read More

  • 16. Shikumen Open House Museum

    Xintiandi and City Center | Museum/Gallery

    Just off Xintiandi's main thoroughfare is this beautifully restored shikumen (stone gate house) filled with furniture and artifacts collected...Read More

  • 17. Site of the First National Congress of the Communist Party

    Xintiandi and City Center | House/Mansion/Villa

    The secret meeting on July 31, 1921 that marked the first National Congress was held at the Bo Wen Girls' School, where 13 delegates from Marxist...Read More

  • 18. Soong Qing-ling's Former Residence

    Former French Concession | House/Mansion/Villa

    A daughter of the prominent Soong family, Soong Qing-ling (also known as Madame Sun Yat-sen) was first a Nationalist and then a Communist. Her...Read More

  • 19. James Cohan Gallery

    Former French Concession | Museum/Gallery

    The Shanghai outpost of the New York Gallery of the same name brings in big name international artists like Fred Tomaselli as well as rising...Read More

No sights Results

Please try a broader search, or expore these popular suggestions: