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Shanghai Jiangnan Silk Museum

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Address: No.289 Aomen Road, Putuo District, Shanghai 200000, China
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+86 21 6266 0378
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No

The Silk Museum is an educational tour of the entire process from growing...

The Silk Museum is an educational tour of the entire process from growing and feeding the silkworms to collecting the silk threads and the factory production of silk textiles. Quality silk bedding and products may be purchased here.

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Quite interesting but not really a museum

Given the significance of silk in the history and commerce of China, we thought it would be interesting to find out more. First thing to say is that despite the fact it is claimed... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Fleet, United Kingdom
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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Purchased silk Doona and Silk pillows from silk museum in Shanghai. These products were absolutely fantastic. I love sleeping on the pillow and the doona is very comfortable to use in both winter and summer in Queensland Australia. The company shipped the products to our last stop in china so we did not have to carry them through out our... More 

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Fleet, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Given the significance of silk in the history and commerce of China, we thought it would be interesting to find out more. First thing to say is that despite the fact it is claimed to be a museum, it really isn't; it is definitely a commercial outlet. We should have done our homework a bit better before we went! That... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017

I was shopping in the nick-nack shops surrounding the Jade Buddha Temple, and one of the merchants suggested I go to the Silk Museum, and we walked over together. The people that greeted me were very friendly and I had the mini tour of the museum section - which is shows all the steps in making silk fabric. I was... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

This was part of our half day tour in Shanghai. The Silk Museum is not an actual museum. It's more of a place where you learn how silk is made. At the end of the tour, you have the option to buy silk or not. No pressure. Very informative and educational. Nice experience.

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Sarnia, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

Part of the Shanghai tour included in the Sinorama China Tour is a visit to the Silk "Museum". This was really not a museum but in reality a facility that produce and sell Chinese silk products. The tour started with a 10 minute talk on how silk is extracted from the silkworm and how silk is made into silk yarn.... More 

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LaGrangeville, New York
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

This was a "convenient shopping stop" as part of an all day city tour in Shanghai. It really wasn't much of a museum, but rather a tour on how silk is made and then an "opportunity" to purchase a wide variety of silk made items. Everything was nice to look at and to the touch, but since I had no... More 

2 Thank John W
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

Firstly, this is not a museum! Upon walking in, you get a 10-15 minute talk on how Silk is formed, made and the significance of that to the Chinese people (the only slightest bit of history is at this point). You are then ushered into the production of silk and told of all its benefits (it sounds like a sales... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

We knew there would be a hard-sell at the end of this tour, but were pleasantly surprised at how educational it was. I learned more about silk production than I ever imagined! As soon as the tour concludes, you are ushered into the retail area where there is a lot of expensive silk available for purchase. That being said, we... More 

1 Thank Louise M
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

On the way to airport we dropped into this museum for a 2 hour visit. Interesting talk by the staff and demonstration on the extracting the silk from the cocoons and making of quilts. Whilst, as you would expect, the tour ended at the shop floor I was suitably impressed by the product and bought a new quilt which were... More 

Thank Bob S
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

Like others I was taken in by the title of museum when visiting on a Sinorama tour but did find the short silk production 'show' interesting. I bought a duvet and when I saw the card receipt listing the equivalent price in English pounds was a really poor exchange rate I took particular care to say that I was paying... More 

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