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Suzhou Museum

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204 Dongbei Jie, Pingjiang District, Suzhou 215000, China
Pingjiang District
+86 512 6754 1534
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Reviewed yesterday

I've seen some museums in China that have objects with dubious authenticity, but these items seem genuine. I made it through the new building quite quickly and was mildly disappointed with the range of silks, paintings and carved jade etc, but then realised i was...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank nanboogy
Reviewed 4 days ago

This I M Pei architectural jewel is a delight. Wonderful gardens, breathtaking artefacts and best coffee shop - I love this place

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Snooze21
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The displays are exceptional for an average sized museum. There are several rooms with exquisite displays of statues, pottery, brass and carved items. There are rooms of old books and beautiful scrolls showing landscapes, portraits, life in ancient China and calligraphy. The curation is exceptionally...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Sasha M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Give yourself time to tour this museum and to visit the shop. The design of the museum is beautiful and the quality of the items displayed make it worth the visit.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank HappyMinski
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The museum exhibits aren't great, however it's worth a trip purely for the architecture of the building. Combine the trip here with Ping jan road and Humble Administrator's garden as they are all in the same area and together they make for a good day...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank C7304FYdanielf
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The museum was just ok compared to other museums we have visited in China. The building design was interesting. The walk from the Linden Lu Metro station (Exit 1) was about 20 minutes. I would definitely not stand in a queue or make a special...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank T S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Boring museum with not much to offer. There are larger museums in Suzhou that are worth checking out. The architecture is very interesting though with a very modern twist of ancient Chinese structures. 很无聊的一个地方,没什么看点。可是很多地方拍照,他的建构非常特别,带着现代又有一点复古风味,值得一来参观它的设计。

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank ongtingyong
Reviewed 12 December 2018

A small museum but modern design. It is free admission this year and not too busy on the week days. I strongly recommand visit the historical building and garden next door. You can access through the museum side door and I enjoyed so much.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank James C
Reviewed 7 December 2018 via mobile

It was raining and my family decided to visit this museum. Admission was free. The whole facility was clean and well organized. We managed to catch a glimpse of the ancient artifacts that were displayed. It was a worthy museum experience for my family!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank edwardwong76
Reviewed 27 November 2018

I M Pei was born in Suzhou and so this was a very special building for him. He did it at the end of his life and gave his work and design to the city as a gift. There is rather a touching film about...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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26 June 2016|
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Response from SJiun | Reviewed this property |
Yes, it is closed on Monday, other days 9am-5pm, weekend usually kinda long queue to go in, free entrance.
18 May 2016|
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Response from CarolynMcI | Reviewed this property |
I didn't explore the galleries at all, rather I chose to explore the interior architecture and the veiws from the outside. I was rather museumed out and there wasn't enough time to do it all justice.
Bonnie S
2 April 2016|
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Response from Bas F | Reviewed this property |
There are no long queues. It is a nice museum and worth visiting any time.Also enjoy the environment of the museum.