As you follow the signboards along the underground mall at People's Square Station in Shanghai, China, it will lead you to the famous attraction site which is known as Shanghai Museum. There are nearly 130,000 pieces of national treasures on display at the museum. If you visit any museums in Beijing, China, you have to pay the entrance fees. However, Shanghai Museum is absolutely free and open to everyone (for the locals and tourists).
Shanghai Museum is always crowded with visitors on weekends thus, it's highly recommended to visit on weekdays. It opens from 9am to 5pm (no entry allowed after 4pm). It is a four levels of different Chinese galleries such as the Sculpture, Painting, Seal, Calligraphy, Jade, Ming and Qing Furniture, Chinese Currency and Chinese Ceramics collections which are very worthy to visit and understand the Chinese history and culture while you are in Shanghai, China.
More information of the Shanghai Museum can be viewed here:
These are some of the selected photos taken at Shanghai Museum for a glimpse:
Ancient Chinese Ceramics Gallery
2) During Tang, Song and Ming dynasties:
"Scrolls by masters from Tang, Song, Yuan, Ming and Qing dynasties"
"The development of Chinese currency since the beginning of the trading market along the silk road"
Ancient Chinese Sculpture Gallery
"The development of Chinese sculpture art especially on the sculpture of Buddhism statues from the Warring States to the Ming dynasty"