Add:100 People's Ave, near Xizang Rd M.
Time:Mon-Thur, 9am-5pm; Sat-Sun, 9am-6pm
English Service Available
Shanghai Urban Planning Center is a vivid model of Shanghai's history. Each floor has its own theme based on Shanghai's development, such as a traditional Shanghai street in the 1930's (basement), historical and cultural city (1st and 2nd floors, or mezzanine), current master plan (3rd floor), and short and middle-term construction plan (4th floor).
This 600-square-meter model shows what the urban landscape within the inner ring route will look like in 2020. Famous landmarks like the Shanghai Oriental Pearl tower or Bund can be found along the "Huangpu River." Shanghai changes every week and so does the plan for the city, therefore the model is updated continuously.
Another magnificent picture of Shanghai's future is showcased on the fourth floor. Some facilities are already under construction, such as Yangshan Deep-Water Port.
A circular corridor for leisure on the top floor is a good place to take a break. Some drinks and food are offered there.
1. An audio tour is available.
2. Cameras are permitted in the museum.
3. Some special exhibitions (e.g. about contemporary art) are held in the
Museum, but you usually have to pay extra to see them.