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  • teamLab Borderless

    • Address
      Bldg. C-2, 100 Huayuan Gang Lu, near Bansongyuan Lu
      花园港路100号C-2号楼, 近半淞园路
    • Phone
      6323 2225

    A futuristic wonderland of a museum, by Japanese digital art collective teamLab. Inside, it's a fantasy world spread across many rooms, with endlessly changing and interactive projections creating a disorienting trip akin to that bit in 2001: A Space Odyssey where... 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

  • M50 Art District

    • Address
      50 Moganshan Lu, near Changhua Lu
      莫干山路50号, 近昌化路
    • Phone
      n/a

    50 Moganshan Lu, better known as M50, is Shanghai's most famous "gallery district," home to over 50 gallery spaces in Shanghai, and offers a cross-section of emerging Shanghainese and Chinese artists, working in a wide range of styles and mediums. Great for a day's... Read more

  • Propaganda Poster Art Centre

    • Address
      7/F, East Bldg, 726 Yan'an Xi Lu, near Jiangsu Lu
      延安西路726号东楼7层, 近江苏路
    • Phone
      139 0184 1246

    This is the new location for this slightly secretive museum. During December 2019, it moved out of its old basement and into this old-fashioned office building. Propaganda Poster Art Center has a collection of hundreds of original posters from the Mao years as well... Read more

  • Shanghai Natural History Museum

    • Address
      510 Beijing Xi Lu, near Chengdu Bei Lu
      北京西路510号, 近成都北路
    • Phone
      6262 0280

    This new location for Shanghai Natural History Museum opened in Spring 2015. Shiny and new, its exhibitions are well funded, curated, and researched. Features dino-bots and lots of taxidermy, live bugs and amphibians, fossils and skeletons. Maximum educational... Read more

  • Colca (Sinar Mas Plaza)

    • Address
      Sinar Mas Plaza, 3/F, 588 Dong Changzhi Lu, near Xinjian Lu
      东长治路588号白玉兰广场3楼, 近新建路
    • Phone
      6593 3666

    The second location of the original Colca on Hengshan Lu. It's serial restaurateur Eduardo Vargas trying the business strategy of "honesty". He's cooking the food of his heritage: Peruvian. Mode d'emploi: Cocktails at the bar before and / or after dinner with your... Read more

  • Centre Pompidou x West Bund Museum

    • Address
      2600 Longteng Dadao, near Longteng Lu
      龙腾大道2600号, 近龙腾路
    • Phone
      3101 1011

    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

  • Columbia Circle

    • Address
      1262 Yan'an Xi Lu, near Panyu Lu
      延安西路1262号, 近番禺路
    • Phone
      3258 8818

    A historical compound that used to house, among other things, the old Navy Club, the Columbia Country Club--a popular hangout for Americans in the 20s and 40s--and a mansion built for Sun Ke, the son of Dr. Sun Yat-Sen, by Hungarian architect Lazlo Hudec. After the... Read more

  • 1933

    • Address
      611 Liyang Lu, near Haining Lu
      溧阳路611号, 近海宁路
    • Phone
      6501 1933

    1933 transforms an old art deco abattoir into a creative hub hosting restaurants, creative retail, design companies, artists, galleries and design and exhibition spaces across four heritage-listed building. Read more

  • Museum of Contemporary Art Shanghai

    • 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

  • Palace IMAX Cinema (IAPM)

    • Address
      IAPM Mall, 6/F, 999 Huaihai Zhong Lu, near Shanxi Nan Lu
      淮海中路999号6楼, 近陕西南路
    • Phone
      5109 3988

    As of 2016, this is one of the nicest and most futuristic places to see a movie in Shanghai. It's big: 6 halls and 1046 seats total. Facilities are great, with comfortable theater areas, and clean and comfortable 3D glasses. They've got RealD technology, if you're... Read more

  • Power Station of Art

    • 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

  • China Art Museum

    • 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

  • West Bund Museum

    • Address
      2600 Longteng Dadao, near Longlan Lu
      龙腾大道2600号, 近龙兰路
    • Phone
      3101 1011

    One of many art museums on the West Bund campus. 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

  • Shanghai Jiushi Art Museum

    • Address
      6/F, 27 Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu, near Beijing Dong Lu
      中山东一路27号6楼, 近北京东路
    • Phone
      137 7447 1354

    Opened in 2018, this museum is housed on the 6th floor of Jardine Matheson Building on the bund, a six-story listed national heritage site at 27 Bund that has been standing for almost a century. Exhibitions hosted here usually revolve around the historical changes of... Read more

  • 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

  • Shanghai History Museum

    • Address
      325 Nanjing Xi Lu, near Huangpi Nan Lu
      南京西路325号, 近黄陂南路
    • Phone
      6323 2504

    Built in 1934 as the Shanghai Race Club and known for its iconic bell tower, the most recent two-year renovation of this space gave us one of Shanghai's best museums. It sports 9,800-square-meters (that's 2.42 acres) of exhibition area, with around 1,100 artifacts on... Read more

  • YUZ Museum

    • Address
      35 Fenggu Lu, near Longteng Avenue
      丰谷路35号, 近龙腾大道
    • Phone
      6426 1901

    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

  • West Bund Art Center

    • Address
      2555 Longteng Da Dao, near Fenggu Lu
      龙腾大道2555号, 近丰谷路
    • Phone
      5101 6677

    Complex of general-use exhibition halls on West Bund, often used for big art exhibitions, including the annual West Bund Design & Art fair. Read more

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