Bund History Museum

The Bund & People's Square

Beneath the Monument to the People's Heroes, this underground museum has some interesting info and photos on the history of the Bund. It's a good starting point before setting off to explore the promenade's colonial architecture.

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Nearby The Bund & People's Square attractions

1. Monument to the People's Heroes

Up from Huangpu Park, this anachronistic monument stands above the Bund History Museum. Its socialist realism friezes depict the postwar triumphs of…

2. Huangpu Park

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China’s first ever public park (1886) achieved lasting notoriety for its apocryphal ‘No Dogs or Chinese allowed’ sign. The park today is blighted by the…

3. Banque de l'Indochine Building

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Built in 1914, this French Baroque–style building was originally the Banque de l'Indochine Building. Today it's a Chinese bank with a lavish lobby you can…

4. Glen Line Steamship Co.

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This elegant 1922 neoclassical building served as the office of a British shipping company before being occupied by the Japanese during WWII and serving…

5. Broadway Mansions

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Looming over Suzhou Creek, this classic brick pile (resembling a Ministry of Truth) was built to great fanfare in 1934 as an apartment block and was later…

6. Former British Consulate

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The original British Consulate was one of the first foreign buildings to go up in Shanghai in 1852, though it was destroyed in a fire and replaced with…

7. Jardine Matheson

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Standing at No 27 on the Bund is the former headquarters of early opium traders Jardine Matheson, which went on to become one of the most powerful trading…

8. Bund Sightseeing Tunnel

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A 647m voyage with entertainment including budget effects, garish lighting and dreadful props, the Bund Sightseeing Tunnel is a transport mode guaranteed…