Former Major Seminary
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55-1 Puhuitang Rd; 蒲汇塘路55-1号 · interesting places nearby
Tousewe Museum information
Alongside a middle school along Puhuitang Rd, this fascinating museum is dedicated to the arts and crafts of the former red-brick Tousewe Orphanage, established here by the indefatigable Jesuits in 1864. The Catholics taught orphans the techniques of Western art: one of the first things you see as you enter the museum is a small, exquisite and exact copy of the former Tiānníng Pagoda in Běijīng and a magnificent wooden páilou (decorative arch), the Tǔshānwān Archway, carved in 1913.
There’s a wealth of objects either produced or relating to the orphanage, from religious ornaments to Jesuit literature. Woodcraft was particularly productive at the orphanage, so some splendid items can be admired; look out for the expertly carved Li Kui and his Double , fashioned from boxwood, and the Madonna from the 1920s. Filling out the rest of the fascinating collection are paintings and stained glass. Audio tours are available.