Shànghǎi Museum of Public Security

Shànghǎi Museum of Public Security information

Location
Shànghǎi , China
Address
518 South Ruijin Rd; 瑞金南路518号
Telephone
+86 21 6472 0256
Getting there
Metro: Dapuqiao
Opening hours
9am-4pm Mon-Sat
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It may sound turgid and dull, but this museum deals out an ace or two from an otherwise humdrum hand of traffic control and post-Liberation security milestones. The gold pistols of Sun Yatsen and 1930s gangster Huang Jinrong are worth hunting down amid the fine collection of Al Capone–style machine guns and pen-guns. Look out for the collection of hand-painted business cards once dispensed by the city’s top jìnǚ (prostitutes).