Located in the south side of the people’s square in Shanghai city center, the Shanghai Museum is one of the four China great museums together with the Beijing Museum, Xi’an Museum and Nanjing Museum. Featuring the display area of 2800 square meters, the Shanghai Museum has set 12 special showrooms, ethnic crafts pavilion hall, ancient Chinese bronze pavilion hall, China’s Ming and Qing furniture hall etc. There are 120,000 pieces of precious relics including bronze ware, ceramics, calligraphy, painting, jade teeth, bamboo and wood lacquer, oracle, ethnic crafts, among which the bronze ware, ceramics, calligraphy and paintings are its characteristics.
Opened in the 12th October 1996, the Shanghai Museum covers a total building area of 39,200 square meters with the height of 29.5 meters. Its dome square base which symbolizes orbicular sky and rectangular earth constitutes the new outstanding visual effect there. The whole architecture skillfully fuses the traditional culture with the spirit of the age together to make it stand outstandingly among all the museums in the world. It is a famous scenic spot in Shanghai worthy your visit during your tour there.
The new Shanghai Museum has eleven specific pavilions and three exhibition halls. It is greeting all the guests with its new look now. There are Chinese bronze showroom, Chinese ceramics showroom, Chinese painting gallery showroom and Ancient Chinese sculpture gallery showroom. The Shanghai museum collection bronze exhibition, six-thousand China art exhibition, Shanghai treasure porcelain museum exhibition, Ming-and-Qing- Dynasty calligraphy exhibition, Yangzhou eight eccentrics exhibition etc have exhibited in Hong Kong , Japan and America.
Travel tips: 1) Opening time: 9:00 a.m. -17:00 p.m. 2) Ticket price: Free; 3) Ideal time to visit: all the year round especially the autumn time and the New Year’s time; 4) Playing time suggestion: 4 hours; 5) Ways to go there: Take the city public buses No. 454,112,123,71,934,145,46,167 and 18; or take the No. 6 tunnel; subway line 1, 2, and 8 to the People’s Square Station.