Shanghai Museum

Shanghai Museum

Shanghai Museum

Shanghai Museum (Chinese: 上海博物馆) is another popular attraction located on the People’s Square in the center of Shanghai. It is a large first-rate museum that focuses on ancient Chinese art.

The building is 9.5 meters high with five floors, covering a total area of 39,200 m² . It is designed in the shape of an ancient bronze cooking vessel called a ding. It has a round top and a square base, symbolizing the ancient Chinese perception of the world as ‘ round sky, square earth’. The museum has 11 permanent galleries and 3 special temporary exhibition halls, with a collection of over 120,000 pieces, including calligraphy, paintings, bronze, ceramics,  jades, furniture, sculptures, ancient coins,  seals,  minority art and foreign art. Some are national treassure , including one of the three extant specimens of a “transparent” bronze mirror from the Han Dynasty. In the gallery of Ancient Conis, it is worthy to see the ancient coins from the Silk Road. The collection contains 1783 pieces form the Greeks to the Mogol Empire.

Admission: FREE
Opening Hours: 09:00-17:00

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