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  • Power Station of Art

    • Arts
    • Museums
    • Old Town (Yu Garden)
    • Address
      200 Huayuangang Lu, near Miaojiang Lu
      花园港路200号, 近苗江路
    • Phone
      3110 8550

    The PSA is an impressive but cumbersome space, a huge building likened by curator Qui Zhijie to London’s Tate Modern. The PSA may have similar hardware to that legendary institution but it doesn’t have the software — the staffing, budgets, etc — to match.... Read more

  • MOCA Shanghai

    • Arts
    • Travel
    • Museums
    • Address
      People's Park, 231 Nanjing Xi Lu, near Huangpi Bei Lu
      人民公园, 南京西路231号, 近黄陂北路
    • Phone
      6327 1282

    The best part of the Museum of Contemporary Art Shanghai (MOCA) is the prime location smack dab in a lovely green portion of People's Square. Sunlight and panoramic views pour in through the museum's floor to ceiling glass walls. International exhibitions are the... Read more

  • Shanghai Art Museum

    • Arts
    • Travel
    • Museums
    • Address
      161 Shangnan Lu, near Guozhan Lu
      上南路205号, 近国展路
    • Phone
      400 921 9021

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  • Urban Planning Exhibition Hall

    • Arts
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    • Museums
    • Address
      100 Renmin Da Dao, near Xizang Lu
      上海城市规划展示馆, 人民大道100号, 近西藏路
    • Phone
      6318 4477

    One of Shanghai's best and most visited museums, the Urban Planning Exhibition Hall at People's Square documents the changing face of Shanghai and is an essential vising point for those interested in the evolution of the city. A perfect scale model of the entire city... Read more

  • Propaganda Poster Art Centre

    • Arts
    • Travel
    • Museums
    • Address
      B/F, Bldg B, 868 Huashan Lu, near Fuxing Lu
      华山路868号B号楼, 近复兴西路
    • Phone
      6211 1845

    Located in the basement of a cluster of highrises on Huashan Lu, Propaganda Poster Art Center has a collection of hundreds of original posters from the Mao years as well as a gift shop selling Mao-era paraphernalia, original and copied propaganda posters, and various... Read more

  • Duolun Museum of Modern Art

    • Arts
    • Travel
    • Museums
    • Address
      27 Duolun Lu, near Sichuan Bei Lu
      多伦路27号, 近四川北路
    • Phone
      6587 2530

    Located in the tough-to-get-to Hongkou district, the Duolun museum is the first state-owned hub dedicated solely to modern art. Spiral staircases wind through the seven-story Bauhaus structure that collaborates with Asian museums to bring in the occasional big name.... Read more

  • Shanghai Museum

    • Travel
    • Museums
    • People's Square
    • Address
      201 Renmin Da Dao, near Huangpi Bei Lu
      上海博物馆, 人民大道201号, 近黄陂北路
    • Phone
      6372 3500

    The top of the Shanghai Museum is shaped like an ancient Chinese cooking pot, so it should be tough to miss. Eleven galleries spread over four floors offer an artistic historical tour of the Middle Kingdom dating from as far back as 20 centuries B.C.E. Jade, Ming and... Read more

  • Rockbund Art Museum

    • Arts
    • Travel
    • Museums
    • Address
      20 Huqiu Lu, near Beijing Dong Lu
      虎丘路20号, 近北京东路
    • Phone
      3310 9985-1101

    Since its inaugural exhibition, “Peasant Da Vincis”, in 2010, RAM has been on some next-level shit. Nowhere else in the city has such a strong events program or such consistent, well produced shows. RAM has held major solos for some of China’s most celebrated... Read more

  • Madame Tussaud's

    • Arts
    • Travel
    • Museums
    • Address
      10/F, New World Department Store, People's Square 68 Nanjing Xi Lu, near Xizang Lu
      南京西路2-68号, 新世界商厦10楼, 近西藏路
    • Phone
      6358 7878

    Located on the tenth floor of the New World Building, Madame Tussauds allows visitors to mingle with the rich, famous and (sometimes) deceased. Aside from taking your picture onstage with Michael Jackson you can also walk through Madame's maze of horror. This... Read more

  • Science & Technology Museum

    • Travel
    • Museums
    • Pudong
    • Address
      2000 Century Avenue, near Jinxiu Lu
      世纪大道2000号, 近锦绣路
    • Phone
      6862 2000

    This is Shanghai's main science museum and it's a good day out, especially if you have kids. It's split into two wings, one of which is full of slightly moth-eaten stuffed animals, the other with interactive exhibits about computing, robotics, cells, space travel and... Read more

  • Shanghai Tobacco Museum

    • Travel
    • Museums
    • Yangpu
    • Address
      728 Changyang Lu, near Tongbei Lu
      长阳路728号, 近通北路
    • Phone
      6166 5970

    Yes, Shanghai has a tobacco museum, celebrating the glorious achievements of China's homegrown cancer industry. Marvel at collections of historic cigarette packets. Gape at photographs of form CCP leaders smoking cigarettes. Read how smoking might not really be the... Read more

  • Jewish Refugee Museum

    • Travel
    • Museums
    • Hongkou
    • Address
      62 Changyang Lu, near Zhoushan Lu
      长阳路62号, 近舟山路
    • Phone
      6541 5008

    There's not loads to see in this former synagogue, but if you're interested in the lives of the 30,000 Jewish refugees who settled in Shanghai before and during the Second World War, this is the place to go. There are two permanent exhibits with artifacts from the... Read more