Suzhou Museum
Suzhou Museum
4.5
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Zfy Ed
Singapore, Singapore9,974 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Family
The Suzhou Museum is located on the west side of the Humble Administrator's Garden in Pingjiang District in Suzhou city center. It includes the new building that was opened in 2006 and the ancient building of the palace of King Zhong during the Taiping Heavenly Kingdom. The entire museum resembles a small garden, besides the ancient buildings, there's the small lakes with greenery all over the place.

And in the new museum building, visitors will be able to see various artifacts such as pottery, jade, paintings and calligraphy from the ancient times to the modern times. And back in the palace of King Zhong, visitors can also see the beauty and elegance of the “Su-style painting”. And if you are into arts, paintings and calligraphy, you will surely like this place. And from here, it's a short walk to visit the Administrator's garden featuring the Jiangnan scenery and beauty and also the lion's forest with lots of sculptures.

It was crowded during our visit there and was told this was always the case and had to queue to get in. Unfortunately, my mobile battery went flat and so didn't manage to take more pics (though my friends did) as I could not find my powerbank which later found it in my another handcarry bag instead of my haversack!
Written 18 June 2024
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khalid k
35 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Business
respected Sir
Want to sell some rare antique coins and antique medicine book for 2024 exhibition, please contact. Thanks
Written 31 December 2023
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gg309
Singapore, Singapore14 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Family
Incredible architecture design, however if you’re travelling there by taxi, there may be a lot of traffic so you can get off the taxi earlier and walk to the museum on foot. The place isn’t overcrowded, very worth visiting.
Written 1 December 2023
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swissfarmboy
Manila, Philippines40 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Friends
The architecture is forgettable or a big let down if you came with expectations. The toilets a disaster considering how busy the place is. The lighting is downright terrible for a museum. What is on display simply disappears in dark, flat lighting. It was a waste of time.
Written 22 October 2023
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connieli32
Argegno, Italy114 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Solo
You have to book a week ahead of time. There are no walk ins. You might find it difficult to book if you don’t have a WeChat account or Chinese payment methods. Staff told us either passports or Chinese ids would work. Free for people over 60, no tickets needed, just come with passport or Chinese id
Written 26 July 2023
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Viator
Berkeley, CA6 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 • Solo
I tried to visit this museum during my visit to Suzhou but they’ve moved to an all online WeChat ticketing system that you apparently need a Chinese national ID to access . I was sent to the visitor center where they then told me no tickets were available for the whole next week, despite that I could see people scanning the QR code and proceeding to enter the museum. Not foreigner friendly, probably should avoid.
Written 27 January 2023
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tjlavery78
Tianjin, China9 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
Over crowded and in a horrible building. The old courtyard section is stunning but the exhibition rooms in the new building designed by a famous architect is so over rated.
Written 27 June 2022
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King L
Nottingham, UK341 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022 • Solo
It is a museum with unique cultural display. There are museums with much larger array of display in this world, but the Suzhou museum stands out in terms of the specialised contents on display (e.g., you will get mainly “Wu” cultural displays, and there isn’t any filler elements like dinosaur skeletons or things like that). The bamboo garden outside is nice and the main outdoor area is picturesque too.
Written 12 June 2022
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Travelling321
Ningbo, Zhejiang65 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021 • Family
Great museum! Recommend going in the early morning or else there are too many people. Loved how there was an outdoor section. The museum was designed by the same architect who designed the Louvre, and I thought it was great how the exhibitions were works of art, but the same could be said of the museum itself.
Written 5 June 2021
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Eka A
Beijing, China135 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2020
Visiting this place after visiting the Administration Garden. It is not my kind of thing but good for my parents in law. And as for my kids, they just follow but seems not really pay interest on what in the museum
Written 19 February 2021
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