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Shanghai Museum

Explore the Shanghai Museum on a holiday to China

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One of the most esteemed and acclaimed museums in China, the Shanghai Museum is a comprehensive collection of the Middle Kingdom's millennia old history. Sprawled over five floors, one could spend half, if not a full day in this comprehensive museum.

The Shanghai Museum is located in People's Square in Huangpu District, west of the Huangpu River. The shape of the Museum was designed to resemble a Chinese vessel, known as a Ding. A Ding is a cauldron shaped bronze sculpture often used for cooking, storage and ritual offerings. Its design is an important traditional bronze shape and inside the museum, you will have the opportunity to see examples of these fascinating sculptures.

The collections in the Shanghai Museum are plentiful and varied, with artefacts present from each of China's Dynasties. Within this treasure trove of items, you will see bronze antiquity, ceramics, jade, and ancient calligraphy and seals.

From a more modern era, there is a gallery for furniture from the Ming and Qing Dynasty which includes examples of dining tables, bed furniture and closets. The design of Ming Dynasty furniture focuses greatly on the importance of natural beauty and is known for its romantic charm and bare structure. Qing Dynasty furniture design on the other hand is grand and intricately decorated, with the idea being to emphasise the wealth and stratification of a person.

The Chinese Minority Nationalities' Art Gallery displays art and crafts, as well as traditional clothing, of the 55 minority groups in China. Items in this gallery include tools used for weaving and doing metalwork, as well as a display on the art of mask making.

Shanghai Museum Holidays

What better way to experience it than on a Wendy Wu tour?

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    3 Solo Departure Dates Available

    Wonders of China

    16 days from $5,880pp

    • Great Wall
    • Warriors in Xian
    • Yangtze River Cruise
    • Li River and Yangshuo
    • Bustling Shanghai
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  • Magnificent China
    2 Solo Departure Dates Available

    Magnificent China

    22 days from $6,680pp

    • Great Wall
    • Warriors in Xian
    • Yangtze River Cruise
    • Chengdu Pandas
    • Modern Shanghai
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  • Majestic Yangtze
    4 Solo Departure Dates Available

    Majestic Yangtze

    14 days from $4,880pp

    • Bustling Shanghai
    • Yangtze River Cruise
    • Chengdu Pandas
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Things To See Nearby

  • Discover Huangpu River Cruise
    Huangpu River Cruise

    One of Shanghai's many busy highways, always full of trading ships, tourist boats and traditional sampans.

  • Discover The Bund
    The Bund

    A beautiful strand of colonial-style Art Deco buildings that once housed the great banks and trading houses.

  • Discover The Water Towns
    The Water Towns

    Shanghai's suburbs are dotted with tranquil water towns. Set along the canals that were once used to carry goods all over imperial China.

  • Discover Yu Gardens
    Yu Gardens

    A prime example of a classical Chinese garden in the heart of downtown Shanghai.

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