The Shanghai Museum opens free to the public by online reservation with a valid ID only.
Tuesday to Sunday: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm (last entry at 4:00 pm)
Closed on Mondays (excluding national holidays)
Entrance: South Gate (on Wusheng Road)
Exit: North Gate (by the People’s Square)
Since July 30th 2021, we accept reservations for no more than 4000 admissions per day.
Please call 021-63723500 ext. 132 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm (Monday-Sunday).
Any group of over 20 persons can make a reservation two weeks in advance with a letter of introduction from the host organization. Availability is limited.
According to the Notice of Free Admission to Museums and Memorials in China issued by the CPC Publicity Department, the Ministry of Finance, the Ministry of Culture and the National Cultural Heritage Administration, the following regulations are designed to stipulate the free admission of the public to the Shanghai Museum:
I. Visitors are required to take a security check before entering the Museum.
II. The following visitors may have priority entry after security check by presenting a valid certificate.
III. The rental of audio guide equipment is subject to the paid service regulations.
IV. The Shanghai Museum reserves the rights to charge for temporary exhibitions.
V. For the security of exhibits and a pleasant environment for all, visitors shall observe the following regulations:
VI. The Museum may post notices of temporary closing in case of special events or essential maintenance work.
Except where indicated by notice, photography is allowed in permanent and special temporary exhibitions in our Museum for your own private and non-commercial use. Please do not use flashlight, tripods or selfie sticks, and pay attention to the safety of your own property, other visitors and the exhibits while you take photos. You shall always follow the advice or instruction of our staff and security guards.
Photography in special temporary exhibitions is subject to the copyright agreement on such exhibition. Please pay attention to the sign at the hall entrance or inside the hall indicating if photography is allowed.