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  • Tank Shanghai

    • Address
      2350 Longteng Dadao, near Longyao Lu
      龙腾大道2350号, 近龙耀路
    • Phone
      6950 0005

    Tank Shanghai is the brainchild of Chinese collector Qiao Zhibing, opened in March 2019. The 60,000 square meter complex, the size of 11 American football fields, turns the former oil storage tanks for the Longhua Airport into galleries, bookstores, restaurants and... Read more

  • Long Museum (West Bund)

    • Address
      3398 Longteng Avenue, near Fenglin Lu
      龙腾大道3398号, 近枫林路
    • Phone
      6422 7636

    Opened in 2014, the Long Museum West Bund is the second of Chinese billionaire collectors Liu Yiqian and Wang Wei's expanding empire. The architecture is stunning - right on the waterfront, it was designed by Liu Yichun of Atelier Deshaus. Inside is a veritable who's... Read more

  • West Bund Art Center

    • Address
      2555 Longteng Da Dao, near Fenggu Lu
      龙腾大道2555号, 近丰谷路
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  • Centre Pompidou x West Bund Museum

    • Address
      2600 Longteng Dadao, near Longteng Lu
      龙腾大道2600号, 近龙腾路
    • Phone

    Until 2025, Centre Pompidou is collaborating with the West Bund Group to establish the most significant artistic exchange between France and China to date. The exterior of the building, designed by David Chipperfield, is nothing compared to its Parisian original, but... Read more

  • Ferguson Lane

    • Address
      376 Wukang Lu, near Tai'an Lu
      武康路376号, 近泰安路
    • Phone

    Ferguson lane is a cute complex comprised of restaurants, cafes, shops, and galleries, all set in a lovely outdoor setting. It's a good stop on an afternoon walk through the area and offers a nice escape weather in the form of coffee at Coffee Tree, cocktail at Le... Read more

  • Shangyin Opera House

    • Address
      6 Fenyang Lu, near Huaihai Zhong Lu
      汾阳路6号,近淮海中路
    • Phone
      6431 5741

    This eight-story project by the Shanghai Conservatory of Music has an impressive horseshoe-shaped opera house, four rehearsal rooms, a lecture hall, and a handful of terraces on the top floor. The opera house itself has 1,200 seats across four tiers, with a... Read more

  • Prada Rong Zhai

    • Address
      186 Shaanxi Bei Lu, near Nanjing Xi Lu
      陕西北路186号, 近南京西路
    • Phone
      2218 0200

    Once the residence of Rong Zongjing, a late Qing Dynasty industrialist dubbed "The King of Flour," this western-style garden mansion has worn a couple of different hats over the subsequent decades. In 1949, it was rented to the China Economic Research Institute, in... Read more

  • Shanghai Arts and Crafts Museum

    • Address
      79 Fenyang Lu, near Taiyuan Lu
      汾阳路79号, 近太原路
    • Phone
      6437 0509

    Live craft demonstrations make this museum a popular choice for tourists with children. Watch traditional jade carving, lantern making, paper cutting and embroidery. There is an overpriced gift shop on the ground floor for visitors convenience. Read more

  • The Pottery Workshop

    • Address
      Bldg 1, Lane 180 Shaanxi Nan Lu, near Changle Lu
      陕西南路180弄1号甲, 近长乐路
    • Phone
      3368 5573

    The Pottery Workshop is a professional pottery studio, started in Hong Kong in 1985, with the Shanghai branch opening in 2002. They focus on ceramic art education for adults, though also children's classes. The equipment's imported from the US and Japan. The second... Read more

  • Taikang Terrace

    • Address
      169-171 Jianguo Zhong Lu, near Ruijin Er Lu
      建国中路169-171号, 近瑞金二路
    • Phone
      186 2187 2646

    This is an ever-expanding offshoot of Tianzifang, the popular lanes on Taikang Lu that host a load of bars and restaurants. Taikang Terrace is a bit more up-market. For individual listings of what's there, search Taikang Terrace in our search bar and you'll get a... Read more

  • Duo Yun Xuan Art Center

    • Address
      1188 Tianyaoqiao Lu, near Longhua Xi Lu
      天钥桥路1188号, 近龙华西路
    • Phone
      6468 0238

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  • Elisabeth de Brabant Art Center

    • Address
      299 Fuxing Xi Lu, near Huashan Lu
      复兴西路299号, 近华山路
    • Phone
      6466 7428

    Housed in an elegant, three-storey building on Fuxing Lu, the Elisabeth de Brabant Art Center regularly hosts solo and group exhibitions, showcasing the work of international artists working across a range of media. Read more

  • Elisabeth de Brabant Art Center

    • Address
      299 Fuxing Xi Lu, near Huashan Lu
      复兴西路299号, 近华山路
    • Phone
      6466 7428

    Housed in an elegant, three-storey building on Fuxing Lu, the Elisabeth de Brabant Art Center regularly hosts solo and group exhibitions, showcasing the work of international artists working across a range of media. Read more

  • Galerie Dumonteil (Yongping Li)

    • Address
      Unit 105, 199 Hengshan Lu, near Yongjia Lu
      衡山路199号105单元, 近永嘉路
    • Phone
      6418 6367

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  • BANK Gallery

    • Address
      Bldg 2, 298 Anfu Lu, near Wukang Lu
      安福路298号2号楼, 近武康路
    • Phone

    Home of a curatorial and creative collective, MAB Society, BANK Gallery hosts temporary exhibitions focusing on cutting-edge contemporary art from China and beyond. Founded by New York and Shanghai-based writer and curator Mathieu Borysevicz, the gallery was... Read more

  • Camera Museum

    • Address
      3/F, 300 Anfu Lu, near Wukang Lu
      安福路300号3楼,近武康路
    • Phone
      5411 1152

    Tucked above Anfu Lu's western edge is a little museum dedicated to the history of cameras in China, stocking camera models dating back to 1920 (and some before). Special focus is Seagull, China's oldest camera manufacturer, but they've also got more familiar names... Read more

  • The Museum of Oriental Musical Instruments

    • Address
      No. 2, Lane 18 Gao'an Lu, near Hengshan Lu
      高安路18弄20号, 近衡山路
    • Phone
      5465 1834

    A small museum founded by the Shanghai Conservatory of Music, located in a little garden villa off Gao'an Lu. They've collected about 500 instruments and curated them into four exhibition areas; ancient Chinese instruments, Chinese minority folk instruments, modern... Read more

  • MadeIn Gallery

    • Address
      Rm 106, 2879 Longteng Da Dao, near Fenggu Lu
      龙腾大道2879号106室, 近丰谷路
    • Phone
      6070 9563

    Founded by Xu Zhen's Shanghai-based art collective of the same name, MadeIn Gallery first opened its doors in 2014 at the city's Moganshan Lu art hub. Its focus is on contemporary art from China and international artists, hosting art events and exhibitions, as well... Read more

  • Arario Gallery (West Bund)

    • Address
      1/F, 2879 Longteng Dadao, near Fenggu Lu
      龙腾大道2879号1楼, 近丰谷路
    • Phone
      5424 9220

    A South Korean export, Arario Gallery opened up shop in Shanghai in August 2014, with a particular focus on contemporary talents from India and Southeast Asia. After galleries on Hengshan Lu and Tianping Lu, they've now moved to the West Bund. Read more

  • Ju' Roshine Arts & Crafts Centre

    • Address
      169 Jinxian Lu, 56 Maoming Nan Lu
      进贤路169号, 茂名南路56号
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