Shanghai Astronomy Museum

Location:Top of Xisheshan Hill, Songjiang District, Shanghai



Shanghai Astronomy Museum is on the top of West Mount She in Songjiang (admission to West Mount She Park is free). It formerly was the Mount She Observatory built in 1900 by French Catholic missionaries. The museum displays the development of astronomical telescopes and astronomy in China. There are many astronomical devices on display. The most famous and precious treasure of the museum is a century-old 40cm binocular refractor.



Zip Code





Bus Songjiang No.92 Sheshan Observatory Station


RMB 12

Business hours


Suggeted Duration

1-2 hours


The large 40 cm binocular refraction telescope is the most valuable collection in the museum, made in 1900, once the biggest astronomical telescope in Asia. It makes the Sheshan Observatory the earliest modern observatory in China with a large telescope.

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