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Shanghai Museum of TCM

When you make a cup of herbal tea to draw away the heat in summer, try the popular Hong-Kong-style dessert Guilinggao or enjoy a taste of nutritious medicinal soup. These are both forms of TCM. Have you ever noticed that TCM appears in our daily life more than you realize and not merely as treatment when we are sick?

Now you are invited to explore the history of TCM, its concepts and uses. Ready? Follow the podcast and start your tour now.

Shanghai TCM Museum, the museum of the profound TCM and TCM culture, was opened in the new campus of Shanghai TCM University in Zhangjiang Hi-Tech Park, Pudong New Area in October 2004.

The museum consists of three parts: the Medical History Museum of Shanghai TCM University/ Chinese Medical Association, the Specimen Room of Chinese Herbal Medicine and the History Museum of School. The earliest and currently the largest TCM history museum in China founded in July 1938 covers more than 14,000 TCM from the Stone Age to contemporary time and offers an insight into the historical facts and major achievements of TCM development in the last 5,000 years.

In addition, as the educational base of All-China and Shanghai Municipal Science Popularization, the Museum plays an important role in understanding TCM history, publicizing TCM knowledge and promoting international medical exchange. The Specimen Room of Chinese herbal medicine, founded in 1958, covers more than 3,000 items of Chinese herbal medicine and prepared herbal products to illustrate the form and function of Chinese herbal medicine and disseminate the relevant knowledge. The Exhibition Room of the University History, founded in 2004, covers more than 700 items involving pictures and objects. It shows the development process of the Shanghai TCM University since its foundation in 1958.

Add: 1200 Cailun Rd. Zhangjiang Hi-Tech Park, Pudong New Area
Tel: +86 21 51322710, 51322712
Public transport: Zhangnan Bus Line, Tangchuan Bus Line, Daqiao 5 Bus Line, Daqiao 6 Bus Line, Metro Line 2 at Zhangjiang Station
Visiting hours: 9:00-16:00, closed every Monday
Website: www.stcmm.org   

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