Shíkùmén Open House Museum

Shíkùmén Open House Museum information

Shànghǎi , China
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
adult/child ¥20/10
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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 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.