Shanghai Museum

/ Shanghai Museum on People’s Square Shanghai Museum East
Entrance Fee Free, but visitors need to make a reservation.
Audio Guide in Foreign Languages Rent: CNY 40
Deposit: CNY 400 or 50 US dollars or passport
Rent: CNY 40
No deposit.
Opening Hours 9:00 to 17:00 (last entry at 16:00); closed on Monday, except that it’s a public holiday. 10:00 – 18:00 (last entry at 17:00);
Closed on Tuesday except public holidays
Recommended Time for a Visit 1.5h 2h

The Shanghai Museum, established in 1952, stands as a testament to China’s rich cultural heritage, boasting a vast collection of millions of precious relics that span various historical periods. From exquisite bronze artifacts and intricately crafted ceramics to masterful paintings, calligraphic works, and beyond, the museum offers visitors a captivating journey through China’s artistic legacy.

Nestled within a newly-built structure reminiscent of the traditional Chinese “Ding” cooking vessel, the museum’s unique design symbolizes the harmonious blend of tradition and modernity. Standing at an impressive height of 29.5 meters, the museum’s architecture embodies the concept of “a round heaven and a square earth,” evoking a sense of historic grandeur and visual splendor.

With over 11 galleries spread across four floors, the Shanghai Museum provides a comprehensive exploration of China’s cultural treasures. Each gallery offers a carefully curated selection of artifacts, allowing visitors to immerse themselves in the beauty and significance of each piece.

In addition to its permanent collections, the museum hosts three temporary galleries showcasing exhibitions from countries and regions around the world, further enriching the cultural exchange and appreciation of art.

For both Chinese residents and international visitors to Shanghai, the Shanghai Museum serves as a beacon of knowledge and enlightenment, inviting all to delve into the vibrant history and splendid culture of China through its unparalleled collection of artistic masterpieces.

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