Aurora Museum
Aurora Museum
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Neighbourhood: Pudong
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  • Lujiazui • 6 min walk
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bcheong
Shanghai, China26,727 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Solo
They have a permanent collection of chinese ceramics, porcelein and jade. And currently a special exhibition of dali and picasso. The picasso was disappointing, mostly lithographs
Written 21 August 2022
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marco p
bucharest12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
if you like jade and pottery this is the place to visit. its a bit hard to find, but you'll be rewarded. beautifully curated with helpful and friendly staff. i loved it.
Written 14 November 2019
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LG964
San Francisco, CA110 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
Unknown even to the hotel conciergie, we had to go on-line and give the address to the taxi driver in Chinese to reach this amazing private museum. There are 6 floors of displays (technically, one floor is the cafe, which was not staffed). There are Buddhist sculptures, jade figures of figures and beasts in addition to the jewelry, and porcelains. The best display are the pottery figures (coachmen, men on camels, men on horses, women, pavilions from the Han and Tang Dynasties). If I could give it more than 5 stars, I would.
Written 9 October 2019
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Stephalopogous
United States237 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2018
Aurora Museum, located in the swanky Aurora Hotel, was pretty cool and worth the 60 Kuai entry fee. It houses lots of ancient artifacts and each of the six floors had its own theme like ancient pottery or jade works, etc. I particularly liked the jade burial suit, which I swear I've seen in either National Geographic or Discovery books as a kid. Additionally, there's also lots of seating and a few interactive exhibits. Some exhibits feature videos about the artifacts.
Written 7 August 2019
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Owen L
Shanghai, China224 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Solo
It is hidden next to the Shanghai la Hotel along the Huangpu and a part of the Aurora business building, thee golden one with the high sign. Have always passed it but never knew the side building was an art museum. There is no sign but inside houses six floors of jade, ceramics, and sculptures organized by dynastic timeline. The interesting part is that they have side rooms that show how each kind of art developed and how artisans made mistakes and corrected them. There is a Chinese audio system that has wireless sensors that will pick up a phone tour guide (20 yuan).

Some standout pieces include a jade suit of armor, Silk Road clay figurines, Buddhist sculptures of many materials on top, and a view of the Bund on the fifth floor at the cafe.

There is some video installations but no videos of actual making of the art.

There is a 60 yuan fee and there weren’t many visitors on a summer Friday afternoon.

It doesn’t overwhelm you with shear numbers like the free Shanghai Museum, the place that most tour groups or visitors flock to but this is a nicer, quieter alternative and more educational as well.
Written 29 July 2019
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Traveler Joe
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018
Excellent. Had a private tour of one the oldest Jade collections with some of the rarest pieces. It's a lesser known private museum but the scale is large and intimate. It's intermixed well with the rest of the Pudong.
Written 2 July 2019
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Amelia J
Nottingham, UK61 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2019 • Couples
Great visit. It was so cloudy when we visited we came here to experience the aurora one way or the other! A good mix of educational and immersive of the beauty that is the northern lights. It also has a great gift shop with photos/prints to take home and the staff were very helpful and friendly. Would definitely recommend.
Written 18 January 2019
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Kartch
Melbourne, Australia165 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2018 • Solo
This smaller and off-the-beaten track museum is just next door to Shangri La and 15 min walk from the Shanghai tower, where everybody's going if in Shanghai. But for a culture lover it has a lot to offer. Firstly, unlike its more famous cousin, the Shanghai museum, it has no crowds and has relaxing, modern amenities, i.e. benches to sit on, lovely dimmed lights. Secondly it has less exhibits (still more than enough), but they are perfectly displayed, with very thoughtful interpretive English descriptions. It doesn't overwhelm you with the quantity of artefacts, but rather drive you to learn, understand and appreciate those artefacts deeper, through those detailed interpretive storyboards, detailing, the history and the process. On its top floor, there is a fantastic view over The Bund on the other side of the river. The top floor has a collection of Buddhas, which is very impressive, and it kinda tops off your experience, like a culmination of a little trip back in time to Chinese culture. Can't recommend it high enough. Please see it for yourself.
Written 17 December 2018
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Blaobaba
263 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018 • Couples
This is one of the best museums I have ever been to. It displays Chinese artefacts ranging from 5000 years back up until fairly recently. The atmosphere there is amazing, artefacts are phenomenal, cafe on the fifth floor is cool.

If you are into history, don't miss this
Written 9 November 2018
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maria o
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2018
I know that the Shanghai Museum is one of the top museums in Shanghai, but Aurora Museum is a must do.
Designed by world class arquitect Tadao Ando, is a perfect place to see chinese antiquities. All beautifully displayed. Stunning river view from cafeteria.
Written 7 November 2018
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