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Shanghai Museum of Arts and Crafts

No.79 Fenyang Road, Xuhui District, Shanghai 200000, China
+86 21 6431 4074
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Museum displays traditional crafts of ivory, jade and wood carvings, textiles, painted snuff bottles and a variety of folk crafts. There are some studios where you can watch artisans at work, as well as a gift shop of high-quality goods (and prices).
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
No.79 Fenyang Road, Xuhui District, Shanghai 200000, China
Former French Concession
+86 21 6431 4074
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Shanghai Museum of Arts and Crafts was a nice hidden find for us. The building itself is historic and inside is a small collection of pretty amazing ivory sculptures, as well as other local crafts. On the lower level and 2nd level are rooms...More

Thank Tifster
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You really need to be into craft techniques I think to enjoy this place It was only a short stroll along leafy streets from my hotel to get here and the setting of an old colonial house with gardens, parquet floors etc is lovely. Yes,...More

Thank occasional_typo
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Enjoyed seeing the many displays of Shanghai crafts in this museum. Unfortunately, we arrived near lunch time and the artisans were all eating lunch, so we did not see them doing their work.

Thank mathchef
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The exterior of the building is as beautiful as the exhibits inside. Visitors can experience the beauty of chinese arts and crafts in the form of Jade, Ivory, Wooden, Textiles, Glass, Paper and even colourful Dough Modelling. Walking past the artifacts, it is worth to...More

Thank sureshbabu2017
Reviewed 30 September 2017 via mobile

We spent an hour and it could easily have been three studying various aspects of Chinese history and culture. Particular fascinations for us were, furniture, clothing, calligraphy and of course porcelain. At the time of our visit there was a 'World in 100 objects' exhibition...More

Thank Avante540
Reviewed 10 August 2017

It took us some time to find this museum but it was worm it. The number of exhibits are small but are refined and delicate. The museum has a number of working artists, especially in textiles. On the way out there are also a few...More

1  Thank Brian M
Reviewed 4 July 2017

A small museum but interesting. In some of the rooms there were people exhibiting the craft, but some of the rooms (e.g. carpet weaving (?)) were locked and most of the craftsmen seemed to be on break (I only recall seeing embroidery and "Fimo" sculpture...More

Thank Linda Y
Reviewed 24 June 2017 via mobile

Incredible work in different media, wood, Jade, I rather not see any ivory artwork. Not all the artisans had demonstrations. On a Saturday afternoon, there were 2 other people. Admission fee 8 yuan.

Thank Mariam M
Reviewed 16 June 2017

I particularly enjoyed meeting and talking to the2 ladies in charge of the dough making animals .mrs Chen started at the age of 6 and their former master was visiting. Bought a few animals , two if which, little pandas were very intricate. The artists...More

1  Thank Alma G
Reviewed 14 May 2017

This stop was part of our tour to see various arts & crafts of China. No mistake, the ivory, wood, & jade carvings are quiet impressive, but what is really interesting is the building itself, built in 1905 and the gardens outside in the former...More

Thank Sue M
Former French Concession
While there are technical borders to the area formerly
governed by the French in Shanghai, the "French
Concession" of today is an amorphous neighborhood that
is a favorite of the city's foreign residents. While
it is mostly within the Xuhui district, residents will
sometimes include parts of Jing'an and Luwan in their
mental maps of the Former French Concession. The area
seems frozen in time, characterized by quiet,
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