Suzhou Museum Tours

Suzhou Museum
Located near the famous Humble Administrator’s Garden, Suzhou Museum is a must-visit for all history, art, and culture lovers visiting the city. This modern museum was designed by the award-winning I.M. Pei, a Chinese American architect. With more than 15,000 pieces to admire, from calligraphy and ancient paintings, to cultural relics and woodcarvings, the museum provides a crucial insight into Suzhou’s history and culture.

The city of Suzhou is famous for its well-designed classical gardens, and a visit to the museum is the perfect opportunity to discover how natural landscapes and buildings blend harmoniously within them. Explore ancient Chinese paintings, calligraphy, and handmade crafts, along with tens of thousands of books, documents, and stone inscriptions that reveal much about the various dynasties that have ruled China over the centuries, including the Yuan, Song, Ming, and Qing Dynasties.

To provide the most context, Suzhou Museum is best visited as part of an extended cultural tour of the area. It can also be visited as part of various day trips of the city, which might include entry into several classical gardens as well as time to explore the ancient streets.

Did You Know? Pei’s most famous work is the glass pyramids at the Louvre in Paris, which, while controversial during design and construction stages, went on to become incredibly popular and much-loved by Parisians and tourists alike.

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The entrance to Suzhou Museum is located at the crossroad of Dongbei Street and Qi Men Road. Guided tours are available in English and Mandarin but must be booked in advance, while audio guides in English, Japanese, and Cantonese are available in the lobby.
Address: 204 Dongbei Street, Suzhou, Eastern China, China
Hours: Tues-Sun 9am-5pm
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Highlights of Suzhou 1 Day Private Tour Including Meals

This tour shows you some very classic and famous scenic spots in Suzhou including Suzhou Museum, Shantang Street ,Lingering garden, Tiger hill,Suzhou Silk Embroidery Institute and Kunqu Opera house.Designed by I. M. Pei, Suzhou Museum appeals to lovers of art, architecture and culture.Tiger Hill has a number of historical sites, some of which can be traced back over 2500 years to the founding of Suzhou.On Tiger Hill, this tour will allow you to learn more knowledge of bonsai and the making. The ancient art of bonsai tree growing is originated in China where there are thousands of magnificent specimens on display at this villa on Tiger Hill. Many of the specimens you will see have been recognized in prestigious bonsai competitions. Lastly, with origins stretching back for more than 2,000 years, Suzhou embroidery is one of the first embroidery styles to be developed in China, yet its detailed needlework and intricate images are still produced today.  
  • Duration: 11 hours
  • Duration: 11 hours
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Private Suzhou Architecture Day Tour

Noted as "The City of Garden", Suzhou gardens save lots information of history, culture, ideology and science, extremely deep and wide in both material and spiritual contents. Most of Suzhou buildings gather architectural art in south of the River, setting the architecture, garden, carving, painting, poet and industrial arts in one.
  • Duration: 6 to 8 hrs
  • Duration: 6 to 8 hrs
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US$64.00
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Independent Tour of Suzhou and Tongli Water Village from Shanghai

This self-guided day trip offers your a comfortable private transfer service between Shanghai and Suzhou plus Tongli water village. Discover beautiful scenery of Suzhou and the tranquil water village Tongli and beautiful Tuisi Garden at your own pace. Accompanied by your friendly private driver, and visit the top attractions based on your interests in Suzhou such as Humble Administrator's Garden, historical Pingjiang Road, Tiger Hill and etc.. Enjoy a relaxing boat ride in Tongli water village if you like.
  • Duration: 8 to 10 hours
  • Duration: 8 to 10 hours
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US$21.05
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Suzhou and Zhouzhuang Water Village Private Day with Lunch

Discovery the charming Suzhou by exploring its enchanting gardens and the bridges and visit one of the UNESCO garden such as Humble Administrator’s garden or Lingering, Temples or museums based on your preferences, afternoon choose to visit Zhouzhuang ,rated as National 5A attractions and also known as the China No. 1 water town, explore the ancient stone bridges, tranquil canals, and Ming and Qing era residences with your local expert guide. Enjoy a flexible itinerary, with central Suzhou hotel or Suzhou railway station pickup and drop-off included.
  • Duration: 7 to 8 hrs
  • Duration: 7 to 8 hrs
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US$60.00
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Suzhou Private English Interpreter Service for Business Meetings

Founded in 514 BC , Suzhou has a profound history of more than 2500 years, as nowadays, it is also one of the most import economic and trade center along Yangtze river delta , various markets ,industrial parks and factories of different produces are of the important parts of the local business. However traveling to Suzhou for business meetings could still be a big challenging due to the language barrier and different business culture. This private English interpreter service will offer the professional language support for your business visits in Suzhou and ensure a smooth and productive business meetings while you are here.
  • Duration: 6 to 8 hrs
  • Duration: 6 to 8 hrs
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US$35.00
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Private Suzhou Day Trip from Shanghai including Master of the Nets Garden

This tour will show you a few interesting and famous tourists’ attractions including the well-known classical Master-of-Nets Garden which was copied by Metropolitan Art Museum in NY City in 1980, magnificent Panmen Gate originally built in 514BC, well-designed Suzhou Museum by I.M.Pei and most traditional local community Pingjiang Road with boat ride. Meanwhile this tour will offer you an opportunity to try different public ways of transportation(subway,bus or taxi) so that you will experience local people’s normal life fully.
  • Duration: 10 hours
  • Duration: 10 hours
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US$68.00
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Flexible One Day Suzhou Private Tour with Lunch

This one-day 8-hour flexible Suzhou city tour allows you to explore the remarkable sites in Suzhou with your own local expert guide, the winding canals, historical buildings, ancient pagodas and classic gardens. Choose to visit some of the UNESCO sites such as famous Humble administrator’s garden, Lingering Garden , Master of the Nets garden from different dynasties as well as the local ancient canal streets or ancient city wall ,enjoy a delightful local lunch and get a great overview of the “Ancient Oriental Venice” and “Garden City” with your own guide. Private transportation adds more convenient for the tour.
  • Duration: 6 to 8 hrs
  • Duration: 6 to 8 hrs
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US$50.00
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Independent Tour of Suzhou and Zhouzhuang Water Village from Shanghai

This self-guided day trip offers your a comfortable private transfer service between Shanghai and Suzhou plus Zhouzhuang water village. Discover beautiful scenery of Suzhou and the number 1 famous water village Zhouzhuang at your own pace. Accompanied by your friendly private driver, and visit the top attractions based on your interests in Suzhou such as Humble Administrator's Garden, historical Pingjiang Road and etc.. Enjoy a relaxing boat ride in Zhouzhuang water village.
  • Duration: 10 to 12 hours
  • Duration: 10 to 12 hours
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Private Suzhou and Zhouzhuang Water Village Day Trip with Lunch from Shanghai

Explore beautiful Suzhou and Zhouzhuang Water Village with lunch at a delicious noodle restaurant during this amazing private day tour. It's the perfect landscaping and culture introduction of both Chinese gardens and water town. Pick any historical sites you want to visit in Suzhou like Humble of Administrator's Garden, Tiger Hill, Suzhou Museum and so on. Your private professional local guide will take good care of you and explain you all the history about each places. Followed by a visit to Zhouzhuang Water Town where you will enjoy a relaxing boat ride and walk along the canals. In addition, discover the traditional Chinese life by visiting the antiquated houses owned by high officials.
  • Duration: 8 to 9 hrs
  • Duration: 8 to 9 hrs
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US$109.46
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Private Day-Tour: Suzhou Museum and Tongli Water Town From Shanghai

Join this full-day tour of Suzhou and visit the water town of Tongli to gain great insights into a well preserved water township with a history of more than 1,000 years. You will also see exhibitions at Suzhou Museum and one of the largest gardens in China.
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Duration: 8 hours
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US$313.00
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Private Suzhou and Tongli Water Village Day Trip with Lunch from Shanghai

Explore beautiful Suzhou and Tongli Water Village with lunch at a delicious noodle restaurant by canal during this amazing private day tour. It's the perfect landscaping and culture introduction of both Chinese gardens and water town. Pick any historical sites you want to visit in Suzhou like Humble of Administrator's Garden, Tiger Hill, Suzhou Museum and so on. Your private professional local guide will take good care of you and explain you all the history about each places. Followed by a visit to Tongli Water Town where you will enjoy a relaxing boat ride and a sightseeing in famous Tuisi Garden.
  • Duration: 8 to 9 hrs
  • Duration: 8 to 9 hrs
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Suzhou Private Customized Day Trip from Shanghai by Bullet Train

Rather than struggling to plan your own itinerary, make the most of Suzhou on a private full-day tour. It's the perfect introduction for first-time China visitors. Just pick three or four attractions, perhaps a classical garden of Suzhou, the boat ride on the ancient canals, a Buddhist pagoda, the Suzhou museum or local opera, and design your dream day out. Entrance fees are at your own expense, upgrade to tour with first class train ticket at time of booking.
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Duration: 8 hours
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US$85.40
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Suzhou and Tongli Water Village Private Day Tour with Lunch

Discovery the charming Suzhou by exploring its enchanting gardens and the bridges and visit one of the UNESCO garden such as Humble Administrator’s garden or Lingering, Temples or museums based on your preferences, afternoon choose to visit Tongli, one of the most authentic ancient water towns without over developed, explore the ancient stone bridges, tranquil canals, Ming and Qing era houses and Tuisi garden with your local guide. Enjoy a flexible itinerary, with central Suzhou hotel or Suzhou railway station pickup and drop-off included.
  • Duration: 7 to 8 hrs
  • Duration: 7 to 8 hrs
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US$60.00
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Private Day Tour: Gardens and Old Street in Suzhou with Hotel or Railway Station Transfer

Lingering in the exquisite classical gardens and wandering along wonderful ancient streets, you will truly appreciate the charm of Suzhou. On this private day trip, you will visit two of Suzhou's gardens, Humble Administrator's Garden and Lion Grove Garden (Shizilin), to enjoy classical Chinese landscaping style, discover rare cultural relics and unique architectures at Suzhou Museum, and stroll along Pingjiang Old Street.
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Duration: 8 hours
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US$90.00
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Independent Tour of Suzhou from Shanghai

This self-guided tour offers you a offers your a comfortable private transfer service to Suzhou from Shanghai. Discover the top attractions of Suzhou by yourself with your own pace.Accompanied by your private driver and stop at the beautiful garden, such as Humble Administrator's Garden, Tiger Hill, Panmen Gate, Jinji Lake and etc.. Take a boat ride along the old Grand Canal or walk along on the historic Pingjiang Road. This service also applies to business travelers who needs a private round trip transfer between Shanghai and Suzhou.
  • Duration: 8 to 9 hrs
  • Duration: 8 to 9 hrs
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Private Suzhou Half Day City Tour with Extension to Tongli Water Town

Spend the day exploring Suzhou’s most important landmarks—and the nearby Tongli Water Town, too—on this flexible, private tour. Meet your guide in the morning at your Suzhou hotel or train station, and venture first to the UNESCO-listed Lingering Garden, one of China’s most beautiful, classical gardens. Then, discover more about the region’s heritage when you visit the Suzhou Museum and a local silk-weaving factory. Later, you’ll discover the Tongli Water Town, famed for its many canals and lovely scenery.
  • Duration: 7 hours
  • Duration: 7 hours
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