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Suzhou Museum

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Address: Dongbei Jie Near Lindman Lu, Suzhou 215001, China
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Phone Number: 0512-67541534,0512-67575666
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Such A Treat!!

We went from 90+ heat in Humble Administrator's garden near by, into the cool, gorgeous museum. No entrance fee, no line. The first thing we saw was the garden at the back... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We went from 90+ heat in Humble Administrator's garden near by, into the cool, gorgeous museum. No entrance fee, no line. The first thing we saw was the garden at the back, simply beautiful. Enjoyed the collection very much, loved the building even more. Lots of beautiful corners to just sit and rest, what a treat! There is a little... More 

Thank doceant
Vancouver, Canada
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Some interesting looking artifacts but the experience would benefit from more information on the history and use of the articles on display.

Thank BeeKind2014
Macau, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice to visit on weekdays not so many people queue up. Start in the morning is recommended as you need to spend so much time to enjoy all these nice items . If you need to take a break can also order cup of tea at the cafe inside. Book mark as souvenirs will be welcome by all means .

Thank salomeieong
Nelson, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We queued for an hour and a half to get into the museum but it was worth the wait. The collections are nicely displayed and interesting, well laid out over three floors.Despite the long wait, it was not crowded inside.We particularly enjoyed the ceramic, bronze and jade relics.The central courtyards with ponds was a pleasant feature.

Thank Janelizabeth56
Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good museum to see with a garden, fish pond at back with walkway. Free Entry. Take bus 923. The museum is closeby to Lion forest garden and Hamble Administrator garden. With many street stalls not far away. It is possible to walk to Pingjiang street via Dongbei shopping street. Red tourist bus terminal is closeby at Yuanlin road. These red... More 

Thank elizlny
Munich, Germany
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As most museums in China, this one was free, so it is well worth a visit if you have the time. The building hosting it is pretty modern, from the same architect who build Louvre's pyramids, Leoh Ming Pei and interesting in itself. The museum hosts a decent collection of local arts, from bronze age pots to ming vases.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I travel around the world for places like this. The Exhibits are presented absolutely perfekt. Pottery, Money, ethnic diversity, 2 hours are not enough!

Thank Albin R
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2016 via mobile

New museum with good air conditioning ! Not too big that it takes a long time to get around and becomes dull, but enough exhibits to make it really interesting !

Thank Heffstar
Cairns, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2016

I basically planned my trip to Suzhou to see Pei's labour of love. It didn't disappoint. Lovely lines of the buildings inside and out. I think the building maybe more interesting than the collection which is saying something as the collection is wonderful. The exit through an old mansion is a great and unexpected bonus especially if you can linger.... More 

Thank Beijingmichael
Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2016

After visiting the Humble Administrator's garden in 90+ heat, it was nice to wander the Suzhou Museum next door and get some relief. We only did the first floor.

Thank Kathy T

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