Add:No. 3, Lane 123, Xingye Rd (at the corner with Huangpi Road S.)
Visiting the Xintiandi branch of Shanghai Post Museum adds a relaxing "cultural" touch to the Huangpi Road S. exploration and also offers a great opportunity to learn more about the city. The tiny museum features only one exhibition room, covering the history of sending letters and documents and the development of the postal service in Shanghai and in China. It features a tiger-shaped copper stamp used during the Qin Dynasty (221-206 BC), the model of a mail box from Imperial China from the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911), prints of postal notification for Tianjing Customs in 1878 as well as various old pictures and stamps. It is said the first post station in Shanghai was in Huating County in the 10th Tianbao year of the Tang Dynasty (AD 751). The number increased to 35 during the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) but all were closed and replaced by the post offices in 1912.