Shanghai Museum (Shanghai Bowuguan), Shanghai

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Located in the city's center, Shanghai Museum (Shanghai Bowuguan) displays a large collection of invaluable ancient Chinese art which demonstrates the nation's philosophy, wisdom, and way of life. Established in 1952, the round dome structure with a square base contains a total of three exhibition halls and eleven galleries. You can choose to inspect many major categories of showcased art, such as calligraphy, ceramics, furniture, paintings, and coins. Explore China's long history by examining over 120,000 items, which portray the country's long, colorful history and its relation to foreign countries. The museum issues 8,000 daily tickets free of charge and gives priority to the elderly and disabled. Using our international travel planner, Shanghai attractions like Shanghai Museum (Shanghai Bowuguan) can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • its difficult to gain access with queues, checks, passport control etc and once inside 50% of galleries, shop are closed. You need to reserve a timeslot in advance - then entrance is free. Had i...  more »
  • Really great exhibits and antiquities. I really enjoyed the currency floor, and jade section. the calligraphy section was under renovation, but im sure it would have been amazing! lots of different...  more »
  • For a long time people did not pay attention to this museum, but it is quite worth it in all ways. Each and every museum in China will bring you a certain kind of information, they are all quite versatile.
  • Great place to visit if you like history and culture. I really enjoyed the museum. The entrance is free and it's also located in a beautiful park.

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