Shikumen Open House Museum

Shanghai, China

To get an interesting glimpse into the life of the people who lived in Shanghai 100 years ago, you must visit the Shikumen Open House Museum. The architecture and the interior design of this house-museum is representative of the 19th-century traditional style in Shanghai. After visiting the busy marketplaces and commercial attractions, if you want a peaceful place to see, then this museum is just what you need. Period furniture, old-style clothes, old-world makeup on the dressing table, photo frames, wicker baskets used for shopping, and other specimens of Shanghai lifestyle of old times are displayed. The museum is situated in Xintiandi, which also has plenty of souvenir shops and cafes along the road.

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