How to Visit Shanghai Auto Museum (Tips, Photos & Map)

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Plan your Shanghai tour? If you are an automotive fan or you are traveling with your kids, a visit to Shanghai Auto Museum is highly recommended.

How to Get to Shanghai Auto Museum

The auto museum is located about 41km by road to the west of the People’s Square in Huangpu District, Shanghai.

To reach Shanghai Auto Museum, you need to take the nearest metro line and interconnect metro line 11 and get off at the station of Anting (安亭),  then walk south for about 1.5 km to get to the museum, or you may take the bus no.4 from Anting to the museum.

ABC of Shanghai Auto Museum

Shanghai Auto Museum is the first professional auto museum in China. It was officially opened to the public on January 17, 2007. The pavilion covers a floor area of 28,000 square meters and the exhibition area covers more than 10,000 square meters.

There are four sub-exhibition areas, such as the History Hall, the Collection Hall, the Exploration Hall and the temporary exhibition hall. Hundreds of classic, vintage antique cars of nearly 50 brands are displayed in the museum, presenting the wonderful moments of auto development in the century.

Many of the cars on display are American cars and you will also see quite some Chinese cars. The history and evolution are well charted and cars are gleaming.

The museum has three floors. The third floor displays the parts of the cars with education information.  There you can learn about braking, gears, seat systems etc, a lovely educational aid for young ones to learn hands-on experience.

The museum is embedded into a huge Auto Expo Park. After your visiting the museum, you may have a stroll around the park.

For the museum itself, you need to spend 2 hours to do justice. Basically you need to have 1/2 day to cover your transfer, visiting the museum and walk around the auto park.

For self-driving visitors, you are recommended to park your car at Expo Park Parking lot, 7575 Boyuan Road.
Parking fee: 5 yuan/hour, 40 yuan/day.

Opening hours and entrance fees

Tuesday-sunday: 9:30-16:30 (ticketing stops at 16:00); Closed on Mondays except holidays

Admission Fee: Adult ticket 60 yuan/person, free admission for children under 1.3m or under 6 years old with valid ID, but must be accompanied by an adult

Special reminder: During the epidemic, please make an appointment on the official account before purchasing tickets. Restaurant bar service has been resumed.

Address: 7565 Boyuan Road, Anting, Shanghai
Telephone: 021-69550055
Fax: 021-69550058
Email address: Info@shautomuseum.com
Zip code: 201805

Virtual Tours of Shanghai Auto Museum

Follows us to have a photo tour of the auto museum in Shanghai.

All the photos are taken by @river2014大河.

The huge signboard with the name of the museum both in Chinese and English.

The huge signboard with the name of the museum both in Chinese and English.
The huge signboard with the name of the museum both in Chinese and English.

The first floor is designed for the Hall of Auto History. The entrance fee is 60 yuan and closed on Monday.

The first floor is designed for the Hall of Auto History
The first floor is designed for the Hall of Auto History

You will be attracted by the classical vintage cars which are seldom seen in our daily life.

You will be attracted by the classical vintage cars
You will be attracted by the classical vintage cars

The old time care has an exaggerated headlights and thin tires.

The old time care has an exaggerated headlights and thin tires.
The old time care has an exaggerated headlights and thin tires.

The design of the car head is more or less the same as that of the today’s

The design of the car head is more or less the same
The design of the car head is more or less the same

At last, you will see a familiar car – the old Volkswagen Beetle Car

the old Volkswagen Beetle Car
the old Volkswagen Beetle Car

The car has the modern design.

The car has the modern design.
The car has the modern design.

The old Sports cars have been always cool. Today sports cars still keep the design of the old timers.

The old Sports cars have been always cool
The old Sports cars have been always cool

A small, flexible family car is always closely connected to our daily life.

A small, flexible family car
A small, flexible family car

Most Chinese are very much familiar this type of the car – The first generation Shanghai Volkswagen.

The first generation Shanghai Volkswagen
The first generation Shanghai Volkswagen

You will see quite a few old convertibles.

You will see quite a few old convertibles.
You will see quite a few old convertibles.

China’s national car – the Red Flag Car.

China's national car - the Red Flag Car.
China’s national car – the Red Flag Car.

The third floor displays the parts of the cars with education information.

The third floor displays the parts of the cars with education information
The third floor displays the parts of the cars with education information

Any questions, just drop a line.

Note: all the photos are taken by @river2014大河.

Hassle-free Shanghai Guided Tours

If you don’t want to do a self-guided tour and prefer the hassle-free escorted tours,  here are some options for guided tours to Shanghai:

Shanghai Tour
Shanghai Day Tour
Shanghai Multi-Day Tour
Shanghai Evening Tour
Shanghai Cruise Port ( Transfer& Excursions )
Shanghai Beijing Tour
Shanghai Xian Tour
Shanghai Car Rental with Driver

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