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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

    • Museum of Contemporary Art 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

    • China 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

      A vast art museum, housed in the former Chinese Expo pavilion over in Pudong. Works on display span modern and contemporary periods, and there's also a steady rotation of temporary exhibitions, including lots from abroad. Good to know: it's free to get in, but you... Read more

    • 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

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      • 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

    • Long Museum (West Bund)

      • Arts
      • Museums
      • Xuhui
      • 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

    • Shanghai Arts and Crafts Museum

      • Travel
      • Museums
      • Xuhui
      • 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

    • YUZ Museum

      • Arts
      • Museums
      • Xuhui
      • Address
        35 Fenggu Lu, near Longteng Avenue
        丰谷路35号 近龙腾大道
      • Phone
        6210 5207

      Opened in May 2014, YUZ Museum Shanghai is the second major private institution to grace the city's West Bund area. This one is the brainchild of Chinese-Indonesian collector, Budi Tek and will host rotating exhibitions sourced from his own massive collection of... Read more

    • Shanghai Silk Museum

      • Travel
      • Museums
      • Suzhou Creek
      • Address
        289 Aomen Lu, near Changhua Lu
        澳门路289号, 近昌化路
      • Phone
        6266 0978

      This shop/museum is a popular quick stop for visiting shopaholics looking for a tutorial on China's favorite fabric: silk. Watch as it goes from cocoon to duvet and then buy away. Read more

    • Zhu Qizhan Art Museum

      • Arts
      • Travel
      • Museums
      • Address
        580 Ouyang Lu, near Dalian Lu
        欧阳路580号, 近大连路
      • Phone
        5671 0741

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    • 3D Fantastic Images House

      • Arts
      • Museums
      • Putuo
      • Address
        B2/F, 531 Zhongshan Dong Er Lu, near Longtan Lu
        中山东二路531号B2楼, 近龙潭路
      • Phone
        400 080 8429

      Just a place in the mall with around 40 weird, interactive backdrops for photos. This is a great place to go for a date, or if you just need a new avatar for Facebook or whatever. As of October, 2015, they also had an Oculus Rift VR helmet set up with a roller... Read more

    • Shanghai Museum of Glass

      • Arts
      • Museums
      • Zhabei
      • Address
        Bldg 8, 685 Changjiang Xi Lu
        宝山区, 长江西路685号8号楼
      • Phone
        6618 1970

      Opened in Spring 2011, the Shanghai Museum of Glass is a welcome addition to the city's cultural scene. Housed in a renovated former factory, the beautifully displayed exhibits guide visitors through the history of glass, some of its lesser known applications and a... Read more

    • Xuhui Art Museum

      • Travel
      • Museums
      • Xuhui
      • Address
        1413 Huaihai Zhong Lu, near Fuxing Xi Lu
        淮海中路1413号, 近复兴西路
      • Phone
        6433 6516

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    • Shikumen Open House Museum

      • Travel
      • Museums
      • Xintiandi
      • Address
        Lane 181, Taicang Lu, near Madang Lu
        太仓路181弄, 近马当路
      • Phone
        3307 0337

      This is a tiny little place in Xintiandi which aims to capture what life was like 100 years ago in a traditional Shikumen house. There are about five rooms decked out with antiques and period furniture and they do give you some idea what life was like for those who... Read more

    • Shanghai Film Museum

      • Arts
      • Museums
      • Xujiahui
      • Address
        595 Caoxi Bei Lu, near Puhuitang Lu
        漕溪北路595号, 近蒲汇塘路
      • Phone
        6426 8666

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    • Shanghai Museum of TCM

      • Travel
      • Museums
      • Pudong
      • Address
        1200 Cailun Lu, near Jinke Lu, (inside Shanghai University of TCM)
        蔡伦路1200号, 近金科路
      • Phone
        5132 2710

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    • Shanghai Postal Museum

      • Arts
      • Travel
      • Museums
      • Address
        250 Bei Suzhou Lu, near Sichuan Bei Lu
        北苏州路250, 近四川北路
      • Phone
        6393 6666 1280

      The Shanghai Post Museum is an interesting jaunt into the obscure past of the postal service in China. It's free to the public and there is a beautiful rooftop garden where you used to be able to sit out and get a great view of the Bund. Unfortunately, it is no... Read more

    • Long Museum

      • Arts
      • Museums
      • Pudong
      • Address
        No. 210, 2255 Luoshan Lu, near Huamu Lu
        罗山路2255弄210号, 近花木路
      • Phone
        6877 8787

      Opened in 2012, the Long Museum houses the private collection of billionaire couple Liu Yiqian and Wang Wei in a brand new, purpose-built space. The focus here is high-quality Chinese art, with works on display spanning contemporary, modern, revolutionary and... Read more

    • M21: 21st Century Minsheng Art Museum

      • Arts
      • Museums
      • Pudong
      • Address
        1929 Shibo Dadao, near Tangzijing Lu
        世博大道1929号, 近塘子泾路
      • Phone
        6182 0539

      A sister site to Redtown's original Minsheng Art Museum, this one continues the bank-sponsored institution's remit: contemporary art from China and beyond. Opened in 2014, it's housed in the... Read more

    • Tushanwan Art Museum

      • Arts
      • Travel
      • Museums
      • Address
        8 Tianlin Dong Lu, near Caoxi Lu
        田林东路8号, 近漕溪路
      • Phone
        6438 8761

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    • OCAT

      • Arts
      • Museums
      • Zhabei
      • Address
        1016 Bei Suzhou Lu, near Wen'an Lu
        北苏州路1016号, 近文安路
      • Phone
        6608 5180

      Just north of Suzhou Creek, OCAT launched with an impressive Yang Fudong solo show in 2012 and has maintained the same high production standards ever since. The art center, which is well-funded by a real estate group, focuses on new media work. To this end, it helped... Read more

    • Shanghai Public Security Museum

      • Travel
      • Museums
      • Tourist Attractions & Sightseeing
      • Address
        2-4/F, 518 Ruijin Nan Lu, near Xietu Lu
        瑞金南路518号2-4层, 近斜土路
      • Phone
        6472 0256

      This rather menacing place plots the history of that most beloved Shanghai institution, the local security machine. The focus is on the police department but there's some spy stuff to be found too. Most of the signage is in Chinese, but head to the third floor where... Read more

    • Great World (Da Shi Jie)

      • Stage
      • Arts
      • Dining
      • Address
        1 Xizang Nan Lu, near Yan'an Dong Lu
        西藏南路1号, 近延安东路
      • Phone

      Four floors of ICH -- intangible cultural heritage scattered around the venue. Showcasing historical objects from not just Shanghai, but around China. It also has a big stage in the center, a few stages/ theaters on each floor. Events such as traditional opera,... Read more

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