About the Shanghai Museum of Traditional Chinese Medicine
The Shanghai Museum of Traditional Chinese Medicine was established in 2003. Formerly known as the Medical History Museum of Chinese Medical Association established in 1938, it covers a floor area of 6,314 m2 and an exhibition space of 4,050 m2. Outside the Museum, there is an herbal garden of nearly 10,000 m2.
The layout of Museum exhibitions is based on historical periods and medical facts. There are a total of 8 sections, namely Primitive Medical Practice, Preserved Artefacts in Ancient Health Care, Ancient Medical Practice Management, Well-Known Doctors, Medical Classics and Firsts, Ancient Chinese Culture on Nurturing Life, Modern Chinese Medicine in Shanghai, Herbal Formulas, and Present-day Chinese Medicine. These sections enable the viewers to understand Chinese medical achievements in different historical periods and foresee its bright future.
The Shanghai Museum of Traditional Chinese Medicine is also a museum dedicated to national science popularization, national education in Chinese medical culture, and patriotism education in Shanghai. In addition, it is listed as a national AAA (3A) tourist attraction spot.
With the exception of every Monday, Shanghai Museum of Traditional Chinese Medicine is open every day (9:00 am―4:00 pm) of the year.