Shanghai Film Museum
From the moment you enter the exhibitions via a 'red carpet' corridor of simulated applause and camera flashes, this museum is...
Dominated by an imposing white marble cross, this serene park is dedicated to 17th-century Christian scholar and scientist Xu Guangqi,...
Xu Guangqi Memorial Hall
This memorial hall, within a historic Ming dynasty building in Guāngqǐ Park , is dedicated to the 17th century Shànghǎi Christian and...
You have to climb down into the bowels of Xújiāhuì to access Harley's, but the concrete staircase doesn't seem to put off the punters....
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.