Shíkùmén Open House Museum

Shíkùmén Open House Museum information

Location
Shànghǎi , China
Address
Xīntiāndì North Block, Bldg 25; 太仓路181弄新天地北里25号楼
Getting there
Metro: South Huangpi Rd, Xintiandi
Prices
adult/child ¥20/10
Opening hours
10.30am-10.30pm
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This two-floor exhibition invites you into a typical shíkùmén (stone-gate house) household, decked out with period furniture. The ground-floor arrangement contains a courtyard, entrance hall, bedroom, study and lounge. There's a small kitchen to the rear and natural illumination spills down from tiānjǐng (light wells) above. The small, north-facing wedge-shaped tíngzijiān (pavilion) room on the landing, almost at the top of the stairs between the 1st and 2nd floors, was a common feature of shíkùmén, and was often rented out.

The main bedrooms are all on the 2nd floor, linked together by doors, and there is an exhibition room displaying artworks depicting daily life in those days.