If you’ve ever wondered what Shanghai might have looked like before its massive modernization, head down to the basement level of the museum, where you’ll find wax dioramas depicting street scenes from Shanghai’s past. Exhibits show life when Shanghai was primarily a farming and fishing town as well as city scenes from its Opium War days. You’ll also find a hall full of scale models of Shanghai’s most iconic buildings, many of them located on the Bund.
The museum is very easy to miss but well worth an hour or two of your time, particularly if you’re traveling with children. If you’d like a deeper insight into Shanghai’s history, pick up an English audio guide when you purchase your tickets.
Tours & Tickets
Shanghai is a huge international metropolis with a long history. The combination of the traditions and modernism has built its unique charm which attracts ... Read more
Location: Shanghai Region, China
Duration: 7 to 8 hrs
On this private guided tour of Shanghai, explore the quaint river town of Zhujiajiao and its historical streets and bridges. Return to the city to visit the ... Read more
Location: Shanghai, China
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)