So I was in Shanghai last week for the 2nd Theme Park & Resorts World Conference and took advantage of my week there to visit some of the attractions and museums. I wanted to get a feel for the offering and the market mix.
The Shanghai History Museum is located in the podium of the Oriental Pearl Tower. Entrance is usually included in the combo ticket or RMB35 (US$5.7) for the museum only. It reminded me of the Hong Kong History Museum and Images of Singapore in that it is a bit old school with wax displays showing the life in the old days, building models and lots of theming. No interactivity at all.
This short video demonstrates that, regardless of the content, what matters the most for Chinese tourists is the photo opportunity. Watch and you will see. Enjoy!