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

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Definitely worth a visit if you are in Suzhou

First of all the admission is free! I thought the museum was laid out nicely and it was easy to tell what I was seeing. The location is great - it's right in ancient town Suzhou... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 9, 2015
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Gresham, Oregon
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Gresham, Oregon
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91 reviews 91 reviews
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61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

First of all the admission is free! I thought the museum was laid out nicely and it was easy to tell what I was seeing. The location is great - it's right in ancient town Suzhou - the central historical old town part of Suzhou, and not too far from the Humble Administrator's Garden. The museum is "a museum of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Most interesting museum. Its architecture is excellent. The exhibits are very accessible and reflect the area of Suzhou.

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Sydney, Australia
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

Built by famous architect I. M. Pei (of the Paris Louvre glass pyramid) this is a beautiful museum with a great collection of traditional Chinese arts and crafts and a beautiful contemporary courtyard.

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Springboro, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

The admission was free. The main material was presented in both English and Chinese. Covers the history of the Suzhou region well.

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

Each time we have visitors, we bring them here. Though compact, this I.M. Pei-designed museum has quite a number of historical artifacts, and especially showcases pottery and weaponry in a number of its rooms. We usually 'package' a day trip here with a boat ride, which is available just outside the museum, as well as a visit to Tiger Hill... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

Admission is free and the relics are many and varied: ancient clay pottery to Ming Vases! Very well-laid out and nice presentation of artifacts. They also have a reflection pool (?) in the center courtyard with koi (giant goldfish). Very nice.

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Xi'an, China
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Not much to see here, but they did have an exhibit featuring the swords from the area that have recently been gathered, not a bad walk through, but not worth an admission fee. Architecture is quite nice.Tea shop. next to the Humble garden. Tour bus #1, stop is Suzhou museum.

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Subang Jaya, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Definitely a must-go for architecture buffs. Nothing much interesting in the exhibits though. Entrance is free and you'd have to line up to get in, but it won't take long anyway.

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Helsinki, Finland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

What makes this place interesting, is the item which was manufactured 7000-8000 years BC. It is also full of other interesting things, for me it provided an experience where I learn where the civilization was born. Not so far from this place, there is Tiger Hill, an important place for Chinese.

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Centerville, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

The city of Suzhou is an excellent addition to a Chinese costal, cultural tour. For any architect concerned with contextual design, Suzhou presents a formidable challenge. A canal city founded 2,500 years ago, old Suzhou (a center of silk cultivation and commerce) represented the apogee of urban sophistication—a place where the enclosed garden evolved into a naturalistic universe in miniature.... More 

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