Shanghai Propaganda Poster Art Centre

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Photograph: Yang Xiaozhe
868 Huashan Lu
The basement of an unmarked residential tower block just off Huashan Lu is an unlikely location for one of Shanghai's best museums. But the Shanghai Propaganda Poster Art Centre is just that, with owner Yang Peiming drawing together a vast, fascinating collection of over 5,000 propaganda posters, many rescued from recycling centres and rubbish bins and spanning the '40s through the late 1970s.

Although small, it gives an absorbing insight into China's recent history, often ignored by the bigger museums, and is a definite must-see for Shanghai residents and visitors alike.

Note: Enter the residential compound via the Zhenning Lu entrance and the building housing the museum will be directly in front of you.
Venue name: Shanghai Propaganda Poster Art Centre
Opening hours: 10am-5pm daily (except Monday)
Admission: 25RMB
Metro: Jiangsu Lu
English address: Basement 1, Bldg 4, 868 Huashan Lu, near Wukang Lu, Xuhui district
Chinese address: 徐汇区华山路868号4号楼, 近武康路