Shanghai History Museum China, Shanghai

Shanghai History Museum

The Shanghai History Museum, also sometimes translated as "Shanghai Municipal History Museum", is a museum dedicated to the history of the city of Shanghai, China.

The museum's collections focuses on the approximately a hundred years in the history of Shanghai from the opening of the port in 1843 to the communist take-over in 1949. The Shanghai Municipal History Museum currently has no permanent home, with much of its collection held in storage. However, part of the collection can be seen at its exhibition room at the base of the Oriental Pearl Tower in Lujiazui, in Pudong, and other parts of the collection can be seen on loan to other specialist museums in Shanghai. The museum also mounts temporary exhibitions at other venues, such as the Shanghai Library, from time to time. In 2016, plans were announced to site the rebuilt Shanghai History Museum at the old Shanghai Race Club building, which has been empty since the Shanghai Art Museum moved out of the building.