Suzhou MuseumCurrently Open [Closes at 05:00 pm]
- Address: 204 Dongbei Street, Suzhou, Jiangsu, China
- Timings: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
- Phone: 512-67575666
- Ticket Price: Free
- Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
- Tags: Art Museum, Museum, Educational Site, Performance, Family And Kids, Exhibition
Suzhou Museum - Review
Originally a site of the Mansion of Prince Zong, this museum was founded in 1960 and is dedicated to porcelains, relics of the revolution, most notably celadon, handicraft works, calligraphies and paintings of Ming and Qing Dynasties which define the history, art and culture of Suzhou and Yangtze delta.
Exhibition halls surrounded by the classical gardens give the structure of the Suzhou museum a distinct touch. Spread over 19000 square metres of area, it is broadly divided into Entrance, Great hall and museum garden area. There are more than 15000 exhibits distributed within 32 exhibition halls. A visit to this enormous museum is must for exploring the history of Suzhou and proves as a real treat to history, art and archaeology enthusiasts.
Suzhou Museum Information
- Audio guide: CNY 30 for English, Japanese and French and CNY 20 for Chinese and Cantonese.
- Free video shows- The Collections, The Prince Zhong’s Mansion of Taiping Heavenly Kingdom, The Story of I.M.Pei and the New Museum, Roaming around the Museum.
Suzhou Museum Hours
- Last admission at 04.00 pm.
- Free video shows timings: 09.15 am - 10.15 am; 11.00 am - 12.00 pm ; 01.15 pm - 02.15 pm ; 03.15 pm - 04.15 pm.
How To reach Suzhou Museum by Public Transport
- Tourist Line 2, bus no 5, 50, 55, 112, 178, 202, 262, 309, 518, 529, 811 or 923.
Restaurants Near Suzhou Museum
- Seven cafe
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Things to Know Before Visiting Suzhou Museum
93.28% of people who visit Suzhou include Suzhou Museum in their plan
09 AM - 10 AM
88.89% of people start their Suzhou Museum visit around 09 AM - 10 AM
People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Suzhou Museum
86.87% of people prefer walking in order to reach Suzhou Museum
Suzhou Museum Trips
Suzhou Museum, Suzhou Reviews
Beautifully designed museum displaying Chinese artifacts. The best museum I have been to in China. All artifacts are top of the line. The line outside was 200m long, but lasted only 15 minutes.
One of I.M.Pei's masterpieces. Every corner I turned delivered an amazing spatial experience. The architect's sensitive response to the vernacular architecture and integration with existing historical buildings makes me a very very happy person. The apertures are also to die for. At the time I went (August 2018) there was a cool contemporary calligraphy exhibition on. The rest of the exhibits are archaeological crafts and artefacts, well curated. One of the better museums I've been to in the area. IMPORTANT NOTE 1***: Make sure you book your ticket online at least 1 week prior!!! The tickets are free, you just need to reserve ahead of time to skip the queue. (I managed to skip the queue because my grandpa pulled the elderly trick and jumped the line entirely, bringing me with him). Don't fall for tour guides trying to sell you tickets to the museum. Even if you waited during weekday it'd only be 30mins max wait. It's free!!! IMPORTANT NOTE 2***: I went through the museum "backwards". Start by going in and turning left towards the stairs and waterfall.
1960: Museum founded and first open to the public in the former residence of the Zhong Prince of the Taiping Heavenly Kingdom. 2006: The current building designed by Chinese-American architect Ieoh Ming Pei inaugurated. Suzhou Folk Museum started to open in 1986 when that year is exactly the 2500th anniversary of Suzhou city's establishment and it is one of National Key Culture Relics Protection Units now.
+IM Pei design, impressive architecture! Unique design where combine Chinese culture and modern architect. Natural lighting and comfortable design. +good quality products inside the museum +there is a coffee shop inside selling quality coffee -may not have a guide for non Chinese reader, may want to borrow a recorder for introduction -many tourists, I will suggest to go during weekday....
Special architecture which combine Chinese and modern elements. Worth to visit.