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Visiting Shanghai Museum

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Located on the Peopleís Square, Shanghai Museum is the most elegant modern museum in China. It escorts the visitors through the craft of millennia and the pages of Chinese history. The museum exhibits an impressive collection of timeless antiquities.

Discover Ancient Glory at Shanghai Museum

Discover Ancient Glory at Shanghai Museum

Architectural Structure

Architectural Structure

Shanghai Museum features several artifacts demonstrating the sagacity and ideology of ancient era. The outer structure of the museum has a round dome on the top with a square base. This formation of the museum illustrates the philosophy of round heaven with land in the shape of a square. The material and style of architecture makes the museum the among the modern buildings in the city.



Shanghai Museum features an exotic array of selective artworks. The elegant ceramics, antique furniture, ancient coins and seals, classical sculptures, calligraphy, paintings and bronze along with foreign and minority art makes the museum terrific. The exhibits of Shanghai Museum are the treasure of the nation. The Chinese painting highlights a touch of traditional style with elegant pictures that keeps visitors mesmerized.

Art Galleries

Art Galleries

Shanghai Museum consists of ten art galleries exhibiting the ancient Chinese artworks. These galleries include ancient Chinese ceramics, sculptures, calligraphy, Chinese furniture of Ming and Qing dynasty,and craft work of Chinese minorities. The 'Gallery of Ancient Chinese Bronze' features more than four hundred pieces of precious ornaments, beautiful objects and bronze ware of the Zhou and Shang dynasties. 'Gallery of ancient Chinese ceramics' is a treasure for the Shanghai Museum highlighting more than five hundred art pieces of Neolithic age, Shan dynasty, Zhou dynasty, and several others. The star exhibit of this section is the glazed pottery of the Tang dynasty which is colored in three vibrant shades. The beautiful paintings and calligraphy elegantly depicts the Chinese tradition and culture style. The gallery of sculptures features Buddhist portraits and sculptures at large. The ancient objects illustrate the golden glory of its past era.

Numismatic Collection

Numismatic Collection

Shanghai Museum exhibits a countless collection of Chinese coins and seals for their previous eras. It features one thousand and seven hundred eighty-three pieces of ancient coins of the Mongol Empire. This gallery reveals the growth and development of Chinese currency and its economic exchange with other foreign countries.

Shanghai Museum Tips and Tricks

How to Get Tickets?

You can book the tickets through this website as it avails you the best offers and deals.

How To Get Around?

Shanghai has plenty of public transport to travel. You can get around through metros, taxi, buses, and ferry. Take the subway on line 1, line 2, or line 8 and stepped down at the station Peopleís Square. Get off through Exit 1 and walk for five minutes towards the south, you will reach your destination. You can also grab the bus 46, 49, 123, 145, 312, 451 for Peopleís Square. Or you can travel in Shangchuan Special Line and get off at the stoppage of the museum. City Sightseeing bus is the most comfortable mode to get around. Line 1 and 2 of this bus leads you to the Shanghai Museum. Moreover, getting off at Wushenglu Xizang Zhonglu Station through tunnel line 6, you will reach the spot. The museum can also explore on foot if you stay near the destination spot.

What Should I Wear?

Grab the attire of your choice. You can pack shorts, denim, capris, and trousers along with blouses, casual button-downs, and tank tops. Cotton tees offer leisure in summer months. Wear comfortable shoes as you need to walk a lot in the aquatic zoo. Moreover, breezy long dress, jumpsuits, and tunics will look fabulous with stylish accessories. Flip-flops, shoes and flat sandals will provide you comfort. Do not forget to carry layers and jackets in the winter months.

Shanghai Museum Facts

Best Time to Visit

You can explore the Shanghai Museum from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm from Tuesdays to Sunday. Monday is weekly off for the museum. However, autumn months are best to visit. October and November offer pleasant weather with lesser crowd and moderate temperature. Avoid visiting the museum during weekends and vacation time.



Will I Need a Guide?

No. This website is the best ever guide for the this tour.

How To Get There?

You can get in Shanghai by plane, train, car or bus. Pudong International Airport is the main gateway to the city. Book the flight for the same. You can also fly domestically to Hongqiao Airport. Catch the train from Hongqiao Railway Station or Shanghai Railway Station, if you are travelling from nearby cities. You can also hire a self-driven car or a private cab for a comfortable journey. Shanghai offers a ferry ride from Osaka and Kobe.

Additional Info

Visitors need to have security check at the entrance. The museum accepts only eight thousand entries in a day as free admission. No merchandise or advertisement distribution inside the spot. An adult must accompany children below 1.3 meters in height. Do not touch or climb on objects in the gallery. Museum tickets allow you access to cafÈs, gift shops, restrooms, library, and exhibit galleries. It strictly prohibits monopods, tripods, flashes or photography. However, you can carry cell phones and cameras inside the museum but should not use in the exhibition areas. The Lost and Found center is available in the museum for your convenience. Heavy luggage can be left in the cloakroom. Moreover, it is advisory to download the official app of the museum in your cell phone from Google Play Store or Apple App Store. Be aware of pickpockets and take care of your valuables and belongings.

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