Unique, Cool Museums in Shanghai, things to do in China

Shanghai has the largest number of museums in China. Many famous museums, such as the Shanghai Museum, the Shanghai Science and Technology Museum, and the Shanghai History Museum, are must-visit attractions for tourists.

Nevertheless, there are some of the coolest and most unique museums that are even more worth visiting. You will find our favorite, coolest, and most unique Shanghai museums below.

Shanghai Guanfu Museum, the world's tallest indoor China garden

Shanghai Guanfu Museum is located on the 37th floor of Shanghai Tower, a new landmark in Shanghai's Lujiazui. Shanghai Guanfu Museum has four permanent exhibition halls: Porcelain Hall, East and West Hall, Goldware Museum, and Sculpture Hall. The museum is designed according to the classical Jiangnan garden style and is the world's tallest indoor China garden.

Location: The address is 37th floor of Shanghai Tower Building, No. 479, Lujiazui Ring Road, Pudong New Area, Shanghai

Shanghai Symphony Museum, China's first Symphonic Music Museum

Shanghai Symphony Museum
Shanghai Symphony Museum | Things to do in Shanghai, China, Asia

The Shanghai Symphony Museum is located at No. 3 Baoqing Road, Xuhui District, close to the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra and the Shanghai Conservatory of Music. The Symphonic Music Museum shows the development of Western music in China since the 1870s.

No. 3 Baoqing Road was once the residence of Zhou Zongliang, "the King of Dye" of old Shanghai. The residence has the largest private garden in Shanghai, with an area of nearly 5,000 square meters, and is known as "Shanghai's No. 1 private Garden House".

Location: The address is No. 3 Baoqing Road, Xuhui District, Shanghai

Shanghai Film Museum, the largest film museum in China

Shanghai Film Museum, the largest film museum in China, has showcased the charm of Chinese cinema for 100 years. The large collection of the Shanghai Film Museum not only leaves precious memories of the golden days of Chinese films, but also witnesses the process of China's social and economic development.

Location: The address is No. 595, Caoxi North Road, Xuhui District, Shanghai

Shanghai Auto Museum, the most professional automobile museum in China

The automotive industry has always been one of the most important industries in Shanghai. Shanghai Auto Museum is the most professional automobile museum in China, with a floor area of 27,985 square meters. Shanghai Auto Museum has more than 20 brands of classic vintage cars and more than 90 classic real cars.

Location: The address is 7565 Anting Boyuan Road, Jiading District, Shanghai

Architectural Model Museum, China's first museum for architectural models

As China's first model museum, it houses handmade models by many famous architects. If you're an architecture buff, you'll be amazed by the collection.

Location: The address is 9th floor of Fengyuzhu Design Building, No. 191, Jiangchang Third Road, Jing'an District, Shanghai

Shanghai Museum of Glass Park, the first glass museum in China

The Shanghai Museum of Glass Park's 20 exhibition halls are all designed around the theme of "glass". The beautiful glass exhibits allow visitors to feel the collision between glass art and life. The Shanghai Museum of Glass has been selected as one of the three most unmissable museums in China by CNN's website.

Location: The address is No. 685, Changjiang West Road, Baoshan District, Shanghai

Shanghai Submarine Museum, China's first submarine museum

Shanghai Submarine Exhibition Hall, located in Huangpu Binjiang, is the Huangpu branch of the China Maritime Museum. Through the visit, you can understand the development history of China's submarines. The most impressive is the tour inside the submarine, which military fans and maritime enthusiasts will absolutely love.

Location: The address is No. 98 Longhua East Road, Huangpu District, Shanghai, the former Jiangnan Shipyard, Dock 3

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