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  • Address: No. 1357 Yan'an West Rd, Changning, Shanghai, China

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Shanghai History Museum

Located in the basement of the Pearl TV tower, the Shanghai History Museum displays more than 30,000 cultural relics and artifacts covering 100 years of Shanghai’s modern history, from the opening of the port of Shanghai to the world in 1843 to the Cultural Revolution in 1949.

If you’ve ever wondered what Shanghai might have looked like before its massive modernization, head down to the basement level of the museum, where you’ll find wax dioramas depicting street scenes from Shanghai’s past. Exhibits show life when Shanghai was primarily a farming and fishing town as well as city scenes from its Opium War days. You’ll also find a hall full of scale models of Shanghai’s most iconic buildings, many of them located on the Bund.

The museum is very easy to miss but well worth an hour or two of your time, particularly if you’re traveling with children. If you’d like a deeper insight into Shanghai’s history, pick up an English audio guide when you purchase your tickets.

Practical Info:

Routes to take by transit: walking distance from Line 3 (at West Yan'an Rd Station).

Tours & Tickets

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Panoramic Shanghai In One Day Tour with Lunch, Shanghai, null
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 3

Panoramic Shanghai In One Day Tour with Lunch

4 star rating: Recommended 3 Reviews

Attain a panoramic view of the vibrant metropolis of Shanghai and explore its intriguing charm, both old and new. Attractions include Yuyuan Garden, the Bund, ...  Read more

Location: Shanghai, China
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $79.00
Classic and Modern Shanghai Full-view Sightseeing Small Group Day Tour, Shanghai, City Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 3

Classic and Modern Shanghai Full-view Sightseeing Small Group Day Tour

Shanghai is a huge international metropolis with a long history. The combination of the traditions and modernism has built its unique charm which attracts ...  Read more

Location: Shanghai, China
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $89.00
Private Tour: Zhujiajiao, Oriental Pearl Tower and Shanghai History Museum, Shanghai, City Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 3

Private Tour: Zhujiajiao, Oriental Pearl Tower and Shanghai History Museum

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Review

On this private guided tour of Shanghai, explore the quaint river town of Zhujiajiao and its historical streets and bridges. Return to the city to visit the ...  Read more

Location: Shanghai, China
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $114.99

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