Add:250 Suzhou Rd N., near Sichuan Rd N.
Time:Wed, Thur, Sat, Sun, 9am - 5pm
Credit Cards Accepted
English Service Available
The architecturally splendid museum is famous for its majestic main hall, known as the First Hall of the Far East. The museum at the corner of Sichuan Road N. and Suzhou Road N. features five interesting exhibition halls (including rare issues), a gorgeous courtyard and roof garden with a Baroque-style clock tower.
This also offers a panoramic view on both sides of Suzhou Creek and the Huangpu River.
Exhibitions cover the history of sending letters and documents and the development of the postal service in China and in Shanghai.
It features rare stamps from Imperial China as well as rarities of the People's Republic. In the courtyard are replicas of a horse-drawn postal carriage used in 1909, a 1917 postal truck and a post box, with dragon patterns, from the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911). Modern postal service and technology are also featured. A short film describes the future of the post in the age of the Internet and wireless connections.
Admission: currently free, but will go up to 10 yuan.