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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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Tue - Sun 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Interesting Exhibits in a modern building which complements local traditional architecture

Well worth a visit. The building is designed by famous architect IM Pei, using modern construction which is based on the colours and style of traditional Suzhou... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Well worth a visit. The building is designed by famous architect IM Pei, using modern construction which is based on the colours and style of traditional Suzhou buildings. Exhibits are good quality and well presented. The building and ground are as interesting as the exhibits. The size of the museum is not overwhelming, so you can see all exhibits and... More 

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

the museum is right next to the humble administrator's garden. It is a free for all museum which holds details of Chinese history. The building is built in a very modern way with making maximum usage of natural light. The pond and the garden inside the museum are very beautiful. IMP: there are free guided tours (english and chinese) at... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Located next to the humble scholars garden is this superb museum. Designed by I.M. Pei whose family is from Suzhou, the building is a wonderful mix of modernism and traditional local architecture. A good selection of display inside but the highlight is the garden inside the museum. A must visit when in Suzhou!

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Oak Park, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Loved the detailing of this building, wonderful incorporation of natural lighting and what a wonderful surprise to see how the collection get incorporated into the building. Every corner is a different experience.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

I'm a big fan of the Chinese-American architect I.M.Pei. I've visited the Grand Louvre pyramid in Paris, Bank of China Tower in Hong Kong, and the wonderful Miho Museum in Saga, Japan. So, I just had to check out this famous Suzhou landmark and Pei did not disappoint. The museum effectively merged Chinese and modern architectural elements. This beautifully designed... More 

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Gresham, Oregon
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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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London, United Kingdom
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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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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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