I went with a fellow couch surfer to the Shanghai Museum last Friday. Wow! Now *that's* a museum! It had four floors of really cool Chinese stuff - from painted calligraphy scrolls to old Chinese coins to examples of indigenous clothing. All of the information was both in Chinese & English - awesome! They even offered audio guides in several languages. & it was all free!
My CS friend & I "rushed" through the museum & still spent four hours there. By the time we made it to the gift shop, we were both too tired to browse for trinkets. I'll definitely have to go back to see what I missed.