Shanghai Daily news
Shanghai Automobile Museum opened in Shanghai International Automobile City
in Jiading District yesterday.
With a total area of 28,000-square-meters and an overall investment of 300
million yuan (US$37.5 million), it is China's first automobile museum.
Among the exhibitions in the museum are Hongqi CA72, the first generation of
vehicles produced by China, and 40 classic cars contributed by the United
State¡¯s well-known car collection organization called Blackhawk.
exhibition sections on auto-making techniques and on brands will also be set up
in the museum in addition to history and a classic car section, which it now
The city will witness a construction boom for industry museums just before
the 2010 Shanghai World Expo. Shanghai will embrace the biggest industry museum
group in China by then, authorities said.
At present, Shanghai Automobile Museum receives individuals during the
weekend and group visitors from Tuesday to Friday.