China Tobacco Museum

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728 Changyang Lu Free
Around 350 million Chinese people smoke, so it’s not surprising that the China Tobacco Museum has the dubious honour of being the world’s largest museum of its kind. There’s a bewildering array of smoking paraphernalia spread over three floors, and the giant stone pillars next to the museum’s facade even look like cigarettes. Particularly interesting are the collections of vintage cigarette packets and match boxes, the old tools used by farmers to seed tobacco, and the various displays of smoking equipment (like the 50cm high water pipes popular in Yunnan province).

Visitors need an official form of ID to enter.
Venue name: China Tobacco Museum
Opening hours: 9am-4pm Tue, Thur, Sat; all other days by appointment only
Admission: Free
Metro: Dalian Lu
English address: 728 Changyang Lu, near Tongbei Lu, Yangpu district
Chinese address: 杨浦区长阳路728号, 近通北路