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Suzhou Silk Museum

No.2001 Renmin Road, Pingjiang District, Suzhou 215001, China
+86 512 6753 5943
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No.2001 Renmin Road, Pingjiang District, Suzhou 215001, China
+86 512 6753 5943
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Reviewed 16 December 2017

This was part of our shopping tour. Some brief history of the silk worm but this is geared more to actual selling of what seem overpriced items. Still not a bad experience but not something I would do again.

Thank Andre F
Reviewed 21 November 2017

Hmm I am a bit divided about this one. In choosing what I wanted to do in Suzhou, I decided to go to the museum as I thought it would be interesting and I would see a lot about silk. I went to the museum...More

1  Thank celticjames33
Reviewed 16 November 2017

Beautiful silk but feels like you're in a shopping channel. Buy one get one free, but wait there's more!!. You can buy what looks like the same thing cheaper at the markets.

1  Thank Phil G
Reviewed 10 November 2017

The visit starts very promissing and you learn how silk is made from the cocoons of the silkworm. There are also a number of interesting weaving machines on dispkay. But then you enter in a commetcial area which is much larger than the museum. Although...More

1  Thank Karel V
Reviewed 28 October 2017

Another selling spot on our Nexus tour. Our guide gave us an interesting talk on the process of making silk and we watched as the silk was taken from the cucooon thread by thread to make skeins which can than be used for embroidery. Saw...More

Thank Jeanne A
Reviewed 25 October 2017

The first part of our visit described the life cycle of the silk worm and how silk was produced and made into a usable product. This was very interesting and hands on. The second part was the shop area where bedding and clothing was being...More

Thank Csider65
Reviewed 11 October 2017

Well if you'd like to know and see a little of how real silk is produced, this is the place. They tell you about silk worms and mulberry bushes. They show you the process from cocoon to quilt, then usher you through the factory to...More

Thank HullBuntz
Reviewed 10 October 2017

Had a tour of the museum that included a presentation on how silk is made and turned into material. Part of the presentation was interactive. Also included a visit to the museum's shop where pillows, bedcovers, clothing, etc could be purchased.

Thank OttawaBen
Reviewed 6 October 2017

Loved learning the history and culture behind the silk industry in Suzhou, how much silk is obtained from a single cocoon and they use the double cocoons to make the silk doonas. The most exquisite silk coats but way too expensive for me

Thank Heather A
Reviewed 26 September 2017 via mobile

After visiting gardens the silk museum was worth having a look at. The process of getting the silk from the cocoons and spinning is interesting. As usual there is a overpriced gift shop. But it is a good way to kill an hour or more...More

1  Thank Blackdog3_Adel
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25 June 2016|
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Response from Tk N | Reviewed this property |
Yes it does. Go early only open from 9 am to 3 pm... Nice silk wear to buy... Credit card accepted. Enjoy.