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Shanghai History Museum

Map shows the location of the Shanghai History Museum

The Shanghai History Museum which lies in the shadow of Pudong's ultra-modern Pearl Tower recreates the city as it was between 1860 until 1949.

Waxworks in traditional clothes depict street scenes from Shanghai's past, showing the evolution of its transport systems and industry, and scenes from daily life.

You can also find scale models of Shanghai's best known buildings including those of the Bund, which is situated directly opposite the tower across the Huangpu River.

The Pearl Tower itself was completed in 1994 and its viewing platforms offer a bird's eye view of the city.

The tower, measuring 468m (1,535 ft), was the tallest building in China until it was overtaken by the Shanghai World Financial Centre.


Waxworks and models bring the city's past to life

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