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  • smallhausen1
    Bratislava, Slovakia1,753 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    We have visited the museum after 5 years but haven't seen too many changes. Outdoor exposition is almost the same, just few models of space industry have been added.
    Pros:
    1. Quiet place with interesting displayed items
    2. Cheap tickets (8 adult, 4 kids)
    Cons:
    1. No printed materials
    2. No guide
    3. Poor care of displayed aircraft
    Written 3 January 2019
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  • Clint A
    Qingdao, China52 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This is an excellent place to go on a rainy day. Lots of indoor space. Pricey but well done for a private museum. Lots of places to sit down and take photos. Free tea at the end.
    Written 2 October 2017
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  • dawlee
    Glasgow, UK82 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I'm a huge 3D printing enthusiast and have been researching the technology for the past five years. I heard that there was a 3D printing museum in Shanghai and I absolutely had to visit it when I was recently in the city. There is not a lot of information in English about the museum so I am sharing what I learned here.

    The 3D Printing Cultural Museum is located within walking distance of Hulan Road metro station (Line 1) and is open from Tuesday to Sunday, 9.30am/0930 to 4.30pm/1630. It is part of Xuberance, a 3D printing design firm based in Shanghai and showcases some of their creations. There is a fee to enter - between 50 and 100 RMB per adult. I'm not sure how much (if anything) children's entry is.

    The exhibits are pretty self-explanatory, but there is no English translation and the day I went the staff did not speak English (I don't speak much Chinese). I still had a great time and was very happy with my visit.

    There is also a cafe outside the museum - no 3D printined food to buy, but they did a nice coffee. Some of the internal fittings eg lampshades looked like they have been designed and 3D printed by Xuberance.
    Written 17 August 2018
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  • Patrick T
    Hong Kong, China2,710 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Large museum with vast collection of natural science. Attractive for both adults and kids. Lots of interactive facilities to learn about lives on earth.
    Written 31 December 2020
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  • Mahmoud Mavi
    Nha Trang, Vietnam3 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great place, friendly people
    You can visit it while you have a free time.
    Located close to many restaurants and hotels

    Thank you
    Written 9 June 2019
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  • Sam B
    South Carolina351 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Qian Xuesen was the father of the Chinese ballistic missile and space program. This museum commemorates his life and work. After graduating from Shanghai Jiaotong university, Mr. Qian studied at MIT for his master's degree, and at Cal Tech for his PhD. He had a truly formidable intellect. After new China was established in 1949 Mr. Qian, who was in the US and who was leading the Guggenheim Institute of Aeronautics at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, began asking to return home to his motherland in 1950. The US, which was deep in McCarthyism and complete fear of communism, delayed Mr. Qian's return to China for 5 long years. This man's work and life is amazing. The museum is less than a kilometer from the residence of Soong Chingling. I highly recommend that you see them both in a morning or afternoon.
    Written 9 July 2017
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