A must-visit museum travel guide in Suzhou

Suzhou, formerly known as Wu County, has a long history and is rich in culture. It is famous for its saying "Heaven above, Suzhou and Hangzhou below". The beautiful and elegant Suzhou gardens, known as the finest in the Jiangnan region, with its small bridges and flowing water surrounding the city, are truly enchanting. If you want to know more about this unfamiliar and charming city, you must start with its museums!

In English, it would be: The Suzhou Museum consists of two parts: the new museum opened in 2006 and the historical Prince Zhong's Mansion. The museum is like a small garden. In the new museum, you can see ancient to modern artifacts such as pottery, jade, calligraphy, and paintings. In Prince Zhong's Mansion, you can also admire the beautiful Suzhou-style painted decorations. The Suzhou Museum was designed by the famous architect I. M. Pei.
Suzhou is not only a city of gardens, but also a silk hub. The main theme of the architecture of the Silk Museum is the "Silk Road", grasping the historical connection between the ancient Silk Road and the modern silk city, reflecting an open awareness of cultural exchange between East and West. The Suzhou Silk Museum is the first specialized silk museum in China.

Suzhou Opera Museum

Kunqu, known as the "ancestor of all Chinese operas," is elegant and melodious in its singing and is one of the first intangible cultural heritages in China. Its birthplace is Suzhou. The Chinese Kunqu Museum aims to rescue, protect, inherit, and promote Kunqu opera art, with the main functions of collecting, researching, exhibiting, and performing Kunqu opera heritage. It showcases both the material cultural relics and information of Kunqu and the intangible traditional Kunqu opera art. The treasure of the museum is the ancient relic - the magnificent Baohetang lamp bearer, which is worth a visit.
The Suzhou Folk Museum is a museum that primarily showcases the folk customs of the Suzhou region. It features five exhibition halls, including "wedding customs, birth customs, festival customs, birthday customs, and Wu opera customs." The museum's basic display consists of "life etiquette, seasonal customs, and Wu opera customs." The Suzhou Folk Museum is a specialized local folk museum in China.

City Wall Museum

The Suzhou City Wall Museum is located in the hollow part of the southern section of the city wall, in the Xiangmen segment of Suzhou. The museum exhibition area includes two floors with an area of nearly 1400 square meters, divided into six exhibition halls: "Hall of Sequences," "Millennium of the City's History," "Stories of City Gates," "Inside and Outside the City," "Memories on the City Wall," and "Reconstruction of the City Wall." It showcases the historical changes and archaeological achievements of the Suzhou City Wall, featuring many pictures, models, and some artifacts.
The new building of Suzhou Garden Museum is adjacent to the Humble Administrator's Garden and the Taiping Heavenly Kingdom Zhongwang Residence. The new building uses various forms such as calligraphy, painting, models, and projection TV to showcase the characteristics, history, and culture of Suzhou gardens, allowing visitors to understand them intuitively and easily. The new building consists of five parts: the entrance hall, garden history hall, garden art hall, garden culture hall, and garden heritage hall. Visit the Garden Museum and savor the culture of Suzhou gardens.