Located at the intersection of Changyang Road and Tongbei Road in Yangpu District in Shanghai City, opposite the Shanghai Cigarette Factory, the China Tobacco Museum catches people's eyes by its magnificent appearance. It is 87 yards long, 27 yards wide and 98 feet tall. In the middle of the exterior wall is a huge granite embossment, the pattern of which reflects the development and culture of Chinese tobacco. In front of the museum there are five totem poles with an average height of 30 feet, carved with traditional Chinese patterns, such as dragons, phoenixes, lions, cranes and horses.
There are five floors in the museum, with the first to third floor as the exhibition area and the fourth to fifth floor as the business area. The museum houses seven exhibition halls, including the hall of tobacco development, tobacco industry, tobacco agriculture, tobacco management, tobacco trade, tobacco culture, and smoking and smoking control hall. There is also a document hall and auxiliary rooms, such as a lecture hall, large storage room, resource information database, tourist guide system, tobacco bar and a tea house for leisure.
The tobacco culture hall is designed with distinctive flavor. The cultural relics and documents are well kept in the earth buildings of the Hakkas and the stilt-houses of Dai People. Being a display focusing on the historical development of Chinese tobacco, the hall clearly shows the tobacco plant's introduction and spread, trade, the great events of Chinese tobacco agriculture development and the achievement made in agriculture and technology as well as Chinese-foreign cooperation.
China Tobacco Museum is a professional museum which focuses on collection, exhibition and research. It is not only a treasure house of China tobacco, but also a combination of sightseeing, tourism and entertainment.
A trip to the museum will help visitors fully understand the outline of the development of Chinese tobacco. Visitors will get to know the situation of the tobacco sales in the domestic market and tobacco import and export trade, the evolution of China tobacco management system and the history of smoking and tobacco control. Moreover, visitors will get a clear and intuitive impression by admiring the exhibits of all types of smoking sets and pictures in the museum.
|Opening Hours:||09:00 -16:00 on Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and legal national holidays |
Group visit can be accepted from Monday to Friday with appointment in advance.
|By Bus:||Take bus no. 80 and get off at Xuchang Road Changyang Road Station; no. 33 off at Changyang Road Liaoyang Road; no. 22 off at Dalian Road; no. 934 off at Changyang Road Dalian Road|
|By Subway:||Take Subway Line 4 and get off at Dalian Road Station. Leave from southeast exit and walk along Changyang Road for about 600 meters to the museum. |
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