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Shikumen Open House Museum

Add:Lane 181, 25 Taicang Rd

Tel:021-3307 0337

Time:Mon-Thu, Sun,10:30am - 10:30pm; Fri-Sat,11am-11pm


Credit Cards Accepted
English Service Available


The museum shows the traditional culture of Shikumen.This style of housing originally developed when local developers adapted Western-style terrace houses to Chinese conditions. The wall was added to protect against fighting and looting during the small swords rebellion and proved useful against later burglars and vandals during the social upheavals of the early twentieth century. By World War Ⅱ , more than 80% of the population in the city lived in these kinds of dwellings.