Shanghai Museum of Glass

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685 Changjiang Xi Lu
The Shanghai Museum of Glass is one of Shanghai's most impressive. The exhibitions of ancient and contemporary glassworks on display include some stunning specimens, but it's the building itself that has made it one of our favourite museums in town.

Set in a huge former glass-making factory, the museum's interior is like a cross between a house of mirrors and David Bowie's lair in Labyrinth. Walking through the museum's numerous rooms feels disorientatingly like you're inside on of the artistic glass objects that it displays. The building is a work of art in itself.

Shanghai Museum of Glass’ creative brand Let’s Talk Glass holds regular classes focusing on different aspects of glassmaking including, glassblowing, flame-working, glass mosaic and sandblasting.

Venue name: Shanghai Museum of Glass
Opening hours: 10am-5pm (Tue-Fri) 9.30am-5pm (Sat-Sun) Tue- Sun (Closed Mon)
Admission: 60RMB; 30RMB (Concession)
Metro: Songfa Lu
English address: Bldg 8, 685 Changjiang Xi Lu, near Gangsi Lu, Boashan district
Chinese address: 宝山区长江西路685号, 近钢四路