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Shanghai Museum of Glass
Shanghai Top 13 in Must-Visit Museums

1,318 Reviews
Liked by 33
Closed Open on Tue-Sun,10:00am-5:00pm;Closed on Mon;Open from 10:00am-5:00pm during Chinese public holidays
Recommended Sightseeing Time: 1-2 hours
Address: No.685, Changjiang West Road, Baoshan District, Shanghai
Official website:
Phone: 021-66181970

What people are saying:

It does not matter what age you are, it is both educational and interesting.The first halls are about the history of making glass with some fine examples on display.Then you get to explore some fine craftsmanship.

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  • chrispC2489CX
    Shanghai, China

    It’s far away

    The Glass Museum is far out and a bit out of the way, so it takes an effort to get there. It’s a long walk from the Nearest Metro. The displays are awesome, although I left feeling that somehow there ...

    Reviewed on /Date(1606485965000+0800)/
  • ScottLoar
    Pulau Penang, Malaysia

    Easy directions

    Take subway line no. 1 to 通河新村站 (Tonghe Xincun station), then go down to the street level and take bus no. 726 which goes right past the museum.

    Reviewed on /Date(1577489728000+0800)/
  • OwenL1688

    Broken exhibit was great

    It is four bus stops or a ten-minute Mobike ride away from the nearest subway stop. However, it was worth the trek to see the temporary Broken exhibit. I paid for the three exhibit ticket (why isn’t t...

    Reviewed on /Date(1563662239000+0800)/
  • mikex2017

    Special exhibit totally worth it. General admission is average.

    It's a pricey but ultimately worth it museum if you like to learn the science behind glass as well as see some nice art installations. 50 rmb for general admission and 50 rmb for the special exhibit. ...

    Reviewed on /Date(1556606821000+0800)/
  • Bec A
    Bec A

    Hidden Gem: Unique Experience

    This museum might be a little out of the way but it is a great day out, especially if you have children. I was in Shanghai during a public holiday and looking for something to do and escape the crowds...

    Reviewed on /Date(1548076893000+0800)/

Additional Information


The Shanghai Museum of Glass is located in Shanghai's Baoshan District. The museum is housed on the former site of an industrial glass kiln workshop, the Shanghai Light Industry Glass Company. The museum's spacious interior includes many exhibits, artistic displays of glass work, information on the process of glassblowing, descriptions of the glass industry in Shanghai, and a live-demonstration workshop. A smaller public arts space allows visitors the chance to try their own hand at glass making. Overall the Shanghai Museum of Glass is a fun and thoroughly enjoyable museum suitable for people of all ages.
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