Shanghai Museum (Shanghai Bowuguan)
7 expert reviews
“With 120,000 works of art on view, this premier collection of Chinese artifacts warrants at least half a day.”
– Condé Nast Traveler
"Look past the eyesore of an exterior—this museum holds the country's premier collection of relics and artifacts." Full review
"With 120,000 works of art on view, this premier collection of Chinese artifacts warrants at least half a day to browse the ten galleries of calligraphy, jade, bronze, ceramics, and sculptures."
"This must-see Museum guides you through the craft of millennia while simultaneously escorting you through the pages of Chinese history." Full review
Expect to spend half, if not most of, a day here
"The Shanghai Museum is a must for visitors to the city, who should set aside at least a day, or possibly more, to do it full justice."
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"What was once a horse-racing course is now Shanghai’s main public square, People's Square, and located on it is the Shanghai Museum." Full review
Be sure to make your way to the top floor, where there's an incredible gallery of minority costumes.