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Shanghai Jiangnan Silk Museum

No.289 Aomen Road, Putuo District, Shanghai 200000, China
+86 21 6266 0378
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The Silk Museum is an educational tour of the entire process from growing and feeding the silkworms to collecting the silk threads and the factory production of silk textiles. Quality silk bedding and products may be purchased here.
  • Excellent16%
  • Very good35%
  • Average29%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible10%
Travellers talk about
“silk duvet” (6 reviews)
“making silk” (4 reviews)
“real silk” (4 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
No.289 Aomen Road, Putuo District, Shanghai 200000, China
South Bund
+86 21 6266 0378
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited the Shanghai Waima Wharf Silk Museum as part of a China Star tour out of Vancouver BC. The "museum" tour was interesting, enjoyable, informative and we were subsequently taken to the STORE. We were told that this is the PREMIER place to buy...More

Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

Well, good and interesting review of silk processes. But, unless you are in the market for a silk comforter of bedspread, or silk clothing and handbags, you will feel some pressure to buy. The prices are good, but I zipped through quickly. Kids will enjoy.

Thank Marvin W
Reviewed 15 October 2017

The museum is ok but I feel they only take you there so you can purchase items you don’t really need. They sol$ us silkworm pillow inserts and they were taken off us at the airport, which I. Relieve they knew but told us it...More

Thank Tess G
Reviewed 7 October 2017 via mobile

Not the most interesting visit but was informative on the 'creation' of silk duvets. The actual labour involved is eye opening and interesting to see, but then, as anticipated, it turns into a hard sell, which I'm still not sure if the deals were good...More

Thank Tim P
Reviewed 4 October 2017 via mobile

I went alone so to buy some duvets Mary was great and not pushing, the address listed on trip advisor is not that showing on the map extremely frustrating and somehow no good unless you like to spend hours on the streets looking can someone...More

Thank yannoma
Reviewed 2 October 2017

Took a tour of the silk museum. Taken through the cycle of the worm , the cocoon and ultimate production of the silk thread. Shown how the cocoon gives up the luxurious silk thread. Fascinating to see how beautiful fabric is produced from something so...More

1  Thank Gretchen A
Reviewed 5 June 2017

The tour of the facility is a fascinating experience and well conducted by English speaking staff ....the process is well explained .The showroom is large and staff are very helpful but not too pushy .Prices vary from quite inexpensive up to about $900.00A for the...More

1  Thank guy b
Reviewed 29 May 2017 via mobile

Our cruise shore excursion brought us here. They explain the process of how they use tiny worms to manufacture threads which they weave into clothing and bedding, carpets. For years silk production methods were a guarded secret in China. China's silk was in demand all...More

Thank angeleyes27
Reviewed 22 May 2017

Being that I was a teacher, prior to retiring, this silk museum has lots to see, touch, and feel. On tour, from the USA, this was one stopped that was planned in Shanghai. I was not aware of China being known for their silks. Not...More

2  Thank Karen K
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Reviewed 29 April 2017 via mobile

I was a bit sceptical about this visit as part of a tour with Nexus in Shanghai. However the museum was very interesting. There was a very comprehensive demonstration on how silk is made, how the weaving was done and how they made silk doonas....More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
South Bund
This waterfront area below the most famous section of
the Huangpu River has undergone multiple phases of
development that started when the Waterhouse Hotel
opened its doors. Though it’s been slower to catch on
than people expected, every year something new and
exciting opens up and gives people a reason to keep
calling the South Bund the "Next Big Thing." There are
a couple of landmark hotels and restaurants of
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31 May 2017|
Response from Don R | Reviewed this property |
Tel: +86-21-62660378 is the number they gave me. Trip advisor will not allow me to give you the email address. What you want is the actual the duvet not the cover - the duvet is made of up to 20 pure silk sheets stacked... More
22 October 2016|
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Response from RA_Traveler | Reviewed this property |
Tell them when you get into the door. I think that these guys will do anything to make you happy and get a sale out of it.
Richard F
6 December 2015|
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Response from turoar | Reviewed this property |
Can give you the email address and site if you contact me direct.