Shanghai Railway Museum

Shanghai Railway Museum: Hours, Address, Shanghai Railway Museum Reviews: 3/5

Shanghai Railway Museum
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9:00 AM - 11:30 AM, 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

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Address
No.200 Tianmu East Road, Zhabei District, Shanghai 200000 China

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Yair Bar Zohar
Qiryat Ata, Israel2,075 contributions
NICE
Apr 2018 • Couples
(Recommended between 14: 00-15: 00) - Just before returning to your hotel to rest before the evening, we recommend you stop and be impressed by the Shanghai Railway Museum, a small museum that tells the story of Shanghai Train through pictures, books History and various objects. In the museum you will also find a display of several original carriages. If your children love trains, they will definitely enjoy the museum.
How will you arrive? Take the subway line 1 and get off at Shanghai Railway Station. At this station, switch to line 4 and get off at the nearest station, Baoshan Road. The museum is only a few minutes away from the station.
Written 24 April 2018
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sureshbabu2017
Shanghai, China97 contributions
Development of Railways in Shanghai and East China
Dec 2017 • Solo
Situated (hidden) amidst residential block towers, this musuem documents the history of railways in Eastern China and Shanghai. The steam locomotives and compartments exhibited here are made in the US dating back to the early 20th century.
The history of the railways in China are brought back to memories with photographs, as well as the tools and equipments used by the railway men during those days. The building the museuem itself is a cultural relic which is well maintained.
Written 27 December 2017
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Yorkshireman27
Settle62 contributions
Small but not fake
May 2017 • Business
Many Chinese museums are full of repro. Even the building itself is the original main railway station- very grand. Only two locomotives outside but lots of small artefacts inside. The black and white video is well worth watching.
Written 8 May 2017
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crosis
Whanganui, New Zealand1,632 contributions
Excellent Museum on Trains and how they have shaped Shanghai
Aug 2016 • Solo
While not a lot of actual trains here, the displays are excellent and very informative. Many have commented there is little English, but actually there is a free Audio Commentary available that is in really good spoken English and very informative too.

Admittedly this is probably a museum for train enthusiasts, but I loved it. Went for an hour and ended up spending the rest of the day there. Then went back the next to finish my tour.

Staff were very friendly, professional and helpful, even staying a little bit later, before asking if they could go home now when I was engrossed in a display. I have been three times now and still find new things each time.

Location is a bit away from the main tourist area and some taxis do not know it, but it is around 800m from the Baoshan Road Station.
Written 24 April 2017
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Tamara S
Herndon, VA214 contributions
Nice Place to Visit for History and Train Buffs
Feb 2017 • Solo
This is a little better than average but not quite "very good" museum. My Chinese is so-so but not up to reading most of the signage but much is self explanatory. As I understand it this is the original Shanghai train station built in 1909. Kids will enjoy crawling around on the trains outside and ringing the bells and other hands on displays inside. Despite the lack of English, I thought the displays were well thought out and interesting -- just two large rooms inside the building. Only 10 RMB to visit.
Written 26 February 2017
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James B
Exeter, UK166 contributions
Good for train geeks who can read Chinese
Dec 2016 • Solo
Unless I missed something there are a couple of exhibits (locos) outside and on ground floor inside some displays of historical photos and artefacts. All the explanations are in Chinese characters. After 10 minutes I was done. Still, it was only 10RMB.
Written 17 December 2016
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henricuspeters
Shanghai Region, China24 contributions
Shanghai Railway Museum - for rail enthusiasts only'; all in Chinese
Jul 2016 • Couples
Shanghai Railway Museum - for rail enthusiasts only, all in Chinese

Realities:
- entry fee: 10 rmb for adults; kids free (I can see why!)
- nearest Metro is Baoshan Road, then walk out and RIGHT around the block
- very strange opening times: 9am to 11;30am; 2pm to 4:30pm (!? long lunch time for staff)
- very FEW hands on but for a simulator which did not open until 3pm and then EVERY child wanted to play!
- there are many great artifacts here... but nothing is in ENGLISH
- cannot access the 2 trains and 1 model train, in the forecourt

Top Tips:
- arrive at 9am or 10am ; NOT between 11 and 2
- bring your own water/snacks.. no shop
- ASK for the English language guide .... they HAVE it but will NOT give it until you ask....

okay .. interesting but ?? worth effort of crossing Shanghai

*** Maglev Museum is easy to get to and user friendly compared to this museum, sorry!
Written 31 July 2016
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Bob155042
Saskatoon, Canada86 contributions
Not worth it
Feb 2016
Went there and went up to security gate and 2 older guys in there very very rude actually they were the only bad attitude people I met on my travel's. They looked at me like what are you doing here and they have some stuff to look at an learn not much in English ( Yes I know I was in China ) but I would not recommend this for anybody.
Written 29 June 2016
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Richard N
Nottinghamshire, UK66 contributions
Nice day out
Jun 2015
This is a smallish museum within walking distance of Baoshan metro station though if you don't speak Chinese it might be difficult to find.
I visited a far better railway museum in Beijing so don't expect to see many full sized engines here and most information is in Chinese.
It was a very hot day and a sit down would have been nice but no seats were available.
It's a pleasant building and I enjoyed visiting as I had an afternoon to spare.
Written 24 June 2015
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scolbeck2
Watford, UK12 contributions
Interesting little museum
Oct 2014 • Solo
Nice 1 hour visit
Two rare US built steam Locomotives on site. A history of rail development in the Shanghai region.
Plenty of rare pictures and interesting items for rail fans
Written 28 October 2014
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Shanghai Railway Museum is open:
  • Tue - Sat 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
  • Tue - Sat 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM