The World Expo Museum will be the first Museum dedicated to World Expos. It will open on 1 May 2017 in Shanghai, China.
The World Expo Museum in Shanghai is the only official museum and documentation centre in the world entirely dedicated to Expos and authorised by the BIE. Dedicated to the history of Expos since the Great Exhibition in London in 1851, the World Expo Museum is the result of a cooperation agreement between the BIE and the Shanghai Municipal People’s Government.
The World Expo Museum showcases the history, creation and themes of International Expos (World Expos, Specialised Expos, Horticultural Expos and the Triennale di Milano). It also highlights their historical impact, their physical significance and their dreams for the future, with the purpose of “inheriting the Expo legacy and retaining the essence and continuation of the World Expo effect.”
The Museum is located on the former site of Expo 2010 in Shanghai, on the north bank of the Huangpu River.
The Museum will include:
- Eight Permanent Exhibition Halls
- Three Temporary Exhibition Halls
- A Documentation & Research Centre
- A Collection Warehouse
- Corporate Facilities including conference centre and 4D cinema
- Guest Facilities including shop and café