Shànghǎi History Museum

Shànghǎi History Museum information

Shànghǎi , China
1 Century Ave; 世纪大道1号
Oriental Pearl TV Tower basement
+86 21 5879 8888
Getting there
Metro: Lujiazui
¥35, English audio tour ¥30
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The entire family will enjoy this informative museum with a fun presentation on old Shànghǎi. Learn how the city prospered on the back of the cotton trade and junk transportation, when it was known as ‘Little Sūzhōu’. Life-sized models of traditional shops are staffed by realistic waxworks, amid a wealth of historical detail, including a boundary stone from the International Settlement and one of the bronze lions that originally guarded the entrance to the HSBC bank on the Bund.

Some exhibits are hands-on or accompanied by creative video presentations. The city’s transport history gets a look-in, where you can size up an antique bus, an old wheelbarrow taxi and an ornate sedan chair.