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Suzhou Museum

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Address: Dongbei Jie near Lindman Lu, Suzhou 215001, China
Phone Number: 0512-67541534,0512-67575666
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9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Tue - Sun 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Suzhou has a very long history and was a very important place in history, so I think it should have many items to display, but it's pity that it don't have any of its famous... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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115 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Suzhou has a very long history and was a very important place in history, so I think it should have many items to display, but it's pity that it don't have any of its famous garden, opera, the architecture; and only a little about the silk; which I think are the most important parts compare with other places. Anyway, it... More 

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There were a number of Trip Advisor reviews of the Museum that prompted us to go. The museum is a very pleasant experience, but because it is free I do not recommend going on Holidays - the line will be very long and the exhibits crowded. What my wife and I most enjoyed was the "Prince Zhong" residence that is... More 

Thank David J
Hong Kong, China
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The museum offered a good mix of modern and traditional Chinese culture, as well as well presented history (and demonstration) of Suzhou-styled gardens. The experience was completely spoiled by the ticket touts around the main street though. They try to stop everyone on their way to the museum and offer discounted (possibly fake) tickets. It was truly annoying.

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Shanghai Region, China
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121 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have lived in Suzhou many years, yet never went. So my friend took me and I was surprised as it is actually free...You may need to wait in line, but the line moves fast...I recommend you check it out, as the place is designed beautiful, really cool and even the standard part of the exhibition is amazing. I went... More 

Thank traveleatsee
Sandefjord, Norway
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very nice place with nice gardens and combination of both modern building (the entrance building) and the old buildings around in the garden. Really fantastic to see how beautiful the handcraft was in the old time of Suzhou and how people lived here in the old time. I've been here 3 times and still have no scruple to come here... More 

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Suzhou, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

First of all, it's a free attraction. The building itself is a magnificent structure and designed by the world famous architect I.M. Pei. It has various displays of Chinese arts, calligraphy and historical artifacts. If you're visiting Humble Administrator garden, better dropby here first. :)

Thank rveen316
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015

Great museum if you are into Chinese style paintings and calligraphy! They also had a modern exhibition ongoing with the paintings of Xu Lei Fugue. First floor is mainly about Suzhou's history and old artifacts, second floor has a lot of art. Beautiful building as well!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

If want to see the the old treasures of Suzhou this is the place to go, here is the treasures i.e. for Tiger Hill saved. Great place if want to see real old places

Thank Bjørn H
Sao Paulo, SP
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

This is a nice place for a quick visit. We had already been to the Shanghai Museum, so the art there itself was not very much different, but the architecture of the place is great. Since this is for free and besides the Humble Administrator's garden, it is worth to visit both of them.

Thank Brazilian_Soul
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

Beautiful architecture and full of culture and history of Suzhou. The painting rooms are not large, but they house a small variety of paintings. There are ceramics and local ethnic exhibitions as well. Well thought out with a modern design based on old traditions. Definitely worth a visit, the outside line moves quickly so don't be scared if there are... More 

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