Shanghai is a great place to visit and in addition to the modern museums it also has history museums. Most are open on the weekends and most weekdays. You should try to go when it is not a holiday or it can be very crowded. #wintergetaway
There are lots of scenes representing people doing different activities throughout the history of Shanghai. There are paintings, furniture, vehicles, models, photos, pottery, dioramas and more. There was a ton of stuff to learn and there is plenty of information to gather by reading about all the displays. It is well designed and quite interesting. #wintergetaway
The Shanghai History Museum (Pudong) is located in the Oriental Pearl Radio and Television Tower in Shanghai’s Pudong District. With its combination of life-like wax figures, scale models of Shanghai's past architectural landscape, and various multimedia sections, the Shanghai History Museum (Pudong) is one of the more entertaining museums in Shanghai. Covering the periods from the Ming and Qing dynasties, through the colonial era, and up to the communist take-over in 1949, old style teahouses, Chinese opium dens, and Shikumen give a sense of return to the halcyon days of Shanghai’s past.