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Shanghai's Best Museums

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In a city layered with history, explore Shanghai's maritime heritage, its Communist past, its arts and textiles, even its urban planning, including classic imperial buildings of the early 20th century and futuristic skyscrapers of today.
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100 Renmin Ave, RenMin GuangChang, Huangpu Qu, Shanghai Shi, China, 200003
The Urban Planning Museum in Shanghai has a full-scale replica of the entire city fully equipped with lights, cars on the street, and even a few tiny pedestrians walking along The Bund! It certainly feels like you're on top of this bustling city!
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62 Changyang Rd, Hongkou Qu, Shanghai Shi, China, 200082
The Jewish refugees who went to Shanghai during World War II had a complex relationship with the city, which is illustrated with photos and personal stories and artifacts (alongside their rebuilt temple) at the Shanghai Jewish Refugees Museum....
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475 Zhongshan East 1st Rd, WaiTan, Huangpu Qu, Shanghai Shi, China, 200085
At the far northern end of the Bund, in Shanghai, stands an enormous monument and museum to the people of the city. Once a bustling industrial port, the Bund is now a major tourist attraction. If you arrive at sunrise, don't be surprised to find...
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Changning, China, 200085
This plain looking doorway on a housing estate in Shanghai houses an incredible collection of propaganda posters.
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685 Changjiang W Rd, Baoshan Qu, Shanghai Shi, China
The Shanghai Museum of Glass, housed in a former glassmaking factory, features ancient artifacts such as blown-glass hairpins from the Song Dynasty as well as modern glass sculptures by Chinese and international artists, many of them American....
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119 Madang Rd, XinTianDi, Huangpu Qu, Shanghai Shi, China, 200085
Housed in a restored shikumen (stone-frame house, typical of the architecture of the 1920s and '30s) in Xintiandi, the Site of the First Chinese National Congress is worth a visit. The museum documents the start of communism in China in a rather...
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China, Shanghai Shi, Pudong Xinqu, 申港大道197号
A little outside of town, the city of Lingang is the handiwork of German architects GMP and the only city of this scale to be founded in the last century. While the city itself is slightly Stepford-esque, the Maritime Museum has some real heart. A...
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289 Aomen Rd, Putuo Qu, Shanghai Shi, China
If you’ve ever wondered what the process looks like between the worm and the robe, the Shanghai Silk Museum will uncover the mystery for you. Built more as an addition to the gift store than the other way around, it’s still an interesting spot,...
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201 Renmin Ave, RenMin GuangChang, Huangpu Qu, China, 200003

What was once a horse-racing course is now Shanghai’s main public square, People's Square, and located on it is the Shanghai Museum. Designed in the shape of an ancient bronze cooking vessel called a ding, the museum showcases all manner of...

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395 Tiantong Rd, SiChuan BeiLu, Hongkou Qu, Shanghai Shi, China, 200002
I didn't expect much when I went to check out the Postal Museum but was pleasantly surprised. As a key trading port as well as a semi-colonized city, Shanghai has a unique past when it comes to mail. The second half of the museum (documenting the...