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Aurora Museum
Shanghai Top 11 in Must-Visit Museums

478 Reviews
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Closed Open from 1/1-12/31,Tue-Thu,Sat-Sun,10:00am-5:00pm;Closed from 1/1-12/31,Mon;Open from 1/1-12/31,Fri,10:00am-9:00pm
Address: Inside the Aurora International Building, 99 Fucheng Road, Lujiazui, Pudong New Area, Shanghai (near Ming Road)
Official website: http://www.auroramuseum.cn/
Phone: 021-58408899

What people are saying:

It’s easy to purchase discounted fare from Ctrip. Aurora is an excellent museum on ancient Chinese artifacts! The permanent collection, which represents about 5,000 years of Chinese history from the Neolithic Period to the Qing Dynasty, consists of jade, ceramic figurines, porcelain ware, and Buddhist statues. More impressive than the extensive collection is its presentation. Besides the tastefully designed exhibitions, Aurora features an educational section on each floor of the museum, where they demystify the legendary artifacts by showcasing analyses of the materials, techniques, and tools used. Very eye opening! A must go for those interested in ancient Chinese artifacts.

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  • marcoislington

    beautiful museum

    if you like jade and pottery this is the place to visit. its a bit hard to find, but you'll be rewarded. beautifully curated with helpful and friendly staff. i loved it.

    Reviewed on /Date(1573682111000+0800)/
  • LG964
    San Francisco, California, USA


    Unknown even to the hotel conciergie, we had to go on-line and give the address to the taxi driver in Chinese to reach this amazing private museum. There are 6 floors of displays (technically, one flo...

    Reviewed on /Date(1570610136000+0800)/
  • Stephalopogous

    Neat Museum

    Aurora Museum, located in the swanky Aurora Hotel, was pretty cool and worth the 60 Kuai entry fee. It houses lots of ancient artifacts and each of the six floors had its own theme like ancient potter...

    Reviewed on /Date(1565179467000+0800)/
  • OwenL1688

    Hidden gem of Chinese arts

    It is hidden next to the Shanghai la Hotel along the Huangpu and a part of the Aurora business building, thee golden one with the high sign. Have always passed it but never knew the side building was ...

    Reviewed on /Date(1564405027000+0800)/
  • TravelerJoe1000


    Excellent. Had a private tour of one the oldest Jade collections with some of the rarest pieces. It's a lesser known private museum but the scale is large and intimate. It's intermixed well with the r...

    Reviewed on /Date(1562051781000+0800)/

Additional Information


The Aurora Museum is located in the Lujiazui area of Shanghai’s Pudong District. The museum showcases the incredible collection of the Aurora group’s Chairman, Mr. Yung Tai Chen who, over 40 years, has gathered ancient Chinese treasures including pottery, porcelain, Buddhist statues, and jade artifacts of great historical significance. The library on the 5th floor of the Aurora Museum houses a rich collection of cultural heritage literature along with a substantial amount of publications in English and Japanese. The Aurora Museum is a great example of a private museum collection and certainly one worth visiting if you’re in Shanghai for any length of time.
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