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Top 10 must-see museums in Shanghai

Updated: 2014-05-16 08:43 (chinadaily.com.cn)

As International Museum Day falls on May 18, a series of activities will be held on this day around China. 122 museums in Shanghai will be open for free on that day to raise public awareness on the role museums play.

Here are 10 museums in Shanghai with the most distinctive collections you should not miss on International Museum Day. With exhibitions of animation characters, insects and chopsticks, to name a few, visitors can enjoy a unique experience while learning more about the world’s history and culture.

Animation Museum

Opened in 2012, the museum displays the history of cartoons and animation. The first floor covers history, from China’s shadow puppets to Disney characters like Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck. The main hall is filled with movie posters and life-sized statues and short animated films are screened.

Children will love the second-floor where they can record voices for their favorite characters. Visitors can also watch a cartoon film in the cinema on the top floor.

Tel: (021)5895-7998

Address: 69 Zhangjiang Rd, Pudong New Area

Opening hours: 10am-5pm, closed on Mondays

Admission: 30 yuan

Top 10 must-see museums in Shanghai

Kids look at cartoon figures in the Animation Museum in Shanghai on June 29 2010. [Photo/IC]


Top 10 must-see museums in Shanghai

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