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Shanghai Museum
--- The museum, established in 1952, contains cultural relics of all the historical periods in ancient China, plus books on historical relics and paintings. The Shanghai Museum, one of the four largest in China, contains 100,000 pieces. Its collections of bronzes, ceramics, paintings, calligraphy and ancient sculptures are among the best in China. It also has a collection of ancient imperial signets, seals, coins and artifacts. Replicas of ancient collections are for sale.

Address: No. 201 Ren Min Da Dao, Shanghai 200003 P.R.C.
Hours:9 am - 5:00 pm
Tel: (86-21) 63723500
Fax: (86-21) 63728522

Shanghai Museum of Natural History---The museum has six departments: zoology, botany, astronomy, anthropology, paleontology and geology. Current displays include ancient mummies and relics of paleozoology.

Address: 260 Yan'an Donglu
Hours: 9 am- 4:45 pm; closed on Mondays
Tel: 63213548

Shanghai Art Museum---The art museum, opened in 1956 as the Shanghai Art Gallery, shows fine art works, both professional and amateur. In addition to local art shows, it holds inter-city and inter-province exhibits. The state-run museum also fosters academic research and art exchanges. There is also a museum shop.

Address: 456 Nanjing Xilu
Hours: 9 am - 4 pm
Tel: 63272684

Jade Buddha Temple---Built in the architecture of the Song Dynasty(960-1279), this temple has more than three main halls and contains a giant jade Buddha and more than 7,000 volumes of Tri-pitaka block prints from the Qing Dynasty(1644-1911).

Address: 170 Anyuan Lu
Hours: 9 am - 4:30 pm
Tel: 62550577

Dr Sun Yat-sen's Former Residence--- Dr Sun lived here from 1920 to 1924. Most objects are original and are arranged as actually used by China's first president. Pictures of Sun's movement in Shanghai are also exhibited.

Address: 7 Xiangshan Lu, Luwan District
Hours: 1-4 pm
Tel: 64372954

Madame Soong Ching Ling's Former Residence---Original residence of China's first First Lady.

Address: 1843 Huaihai Zhonglu, Xuhui District
Hours: 1-4:30 pm
Tel: 64376288

Lu Xun Memorial Hall--- Photographs, letters, manuscripts, furniture and other memorabilia of Lu Xun, one of China's most famous modern writers.

Address: 146 Dongjiangwan Lu, Hongkou District
Hours: 8:30-11 am; 1-4 pm
Tel: 63061181

Jinshan County Museum---Jinshan County is known for its unique farmers' paintings. This museum focuses on the history and culture of the county.

Address: 200 Luoxing Lu, Zhujing Town, Jinshan County
Hours: Closed on Mondays and Saturdays
Tel: 57317092

Jiading County Museum---Exhibiting the history of the old county of Jiading, it was built in the Song Dynasty.

Address: 183 Nan Dajie, Jiading Town, Jiading County
Tel: 59508161
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