Shikumen Open House Museum

The Shikumen Open House Museum (Chinese: 屋里厢-石库门博物馆; pinyin: Wūlixiāng-Shíkùmén Bówùguǎn; Shanghainese: Olishian-Sakumen Bovahgue) is a museum in the Xintiandi area of Shanghai, China (administratively in the Huangpu District) that presents a house in the traditional shikumen style.[1]

Writer's desk in the tingzijian room within the Shikumen Open House Museum.

This is a small museum on the south side of the North Block of Xintiandi on Xingye Road that presents Shanghai life as it was around the 1920s and 30s in a shikumen-style "stone-gate" house.[2] There are about five rooms furnished with period furniture.[3] The museum includes a tingzijian, a small triangular room, sometimes rented out at a low price to impoverished writers and others.


The nearest Shanghai Metro stations are South Huangpi Road Station on Line 1 to the north and Xintiandi on Line 10 to the south.

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  1. ^ Pitts, Christopher (April 2013). "Shikumen Open House Museum". Pocket Shanghai (3rd ed.). Lonely Planet. p. 61. ISBN 978-1-74179-963-7.
  2. ^ "Shikumen Open House Museum (Shanghai)". China Travel. Retrieved 26 September 2013. {{cite web}}: External link in |work= (help)
  3. ^ "Shikumen Open House Museum". Smart Shanghai. Retrieved 26 September 2013. {{cite web}}: External link in |work= (help)

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Coordinates: 31°13′16″N 121°28′26″E / 31.221°N 121.474°E / 31.221; 121.474