|Suzhou - Sightseeing|
Suzhou Museum Website
204 Dong Bei Jie, Suzhou, Jiangsu Province
0512-6757-5666, Fax 0512-6754-4232
Open 9-5, Admission: 20 rmb (no admission after 4)
Bus routes 1, 2, 5, 40, 55, 178, 202, 309, 313, 518, 529, 811 and 923
(Wikipedia) The Suzhou Museum is a museum of ancient Chinese art, ancient Chinese paintings, calligraphies, and hand-made crafts, situated in Suzhou, Jiangsu, People's Republic of China.
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.
The current building of Suzhou Museum was designed by Pritzker Prize-winning Chinese-American architect Ieoh Ming Pei. Construction of this building started in 2002. It was inaugurated on October 6, 2006.
The museum has a display area of 2,200 square meters. It has more than 15,000 pieces in its collections. Most are ancient paintings and calligraphy, ceramics, crafts, unearthed relics and revolution relics. Among them 247 pieces are ranked first-class. It also possesses more than 70,000 books and documents, and over 20,000 rubbings of stone inscriptions. The collection of paintings and calligraphy includes works of masters from Song Dynasty to Ming and Qing Dynasties.