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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.

Practical Info

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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Private Tour to Suzhou Museum, Master-of-Nets Garden and Cruise in Tongli Town

Private Tour to Suzhou Museum, Master-of-Nets Garden and Cruise in Tongli Town

Suzhou is a famous historical and cultural city with a blend of classical gardens and water ancient towns. With the assistance of professional guide, you will explore Suzhou with a history of 2,500 years. This tour provides a great opportunity to visit four of the most famous historical Suzhou Attractions. The itinerary includes the beautiful Master-of-Nets Garden, Suzhou Museum, Pingjiang Road and Tongli Water Town. 1. Visit a UNESCO World Heritage Site - the Master-of-Nets Garden 2. Walk along Pingjiang Road and enjoy local lifestyle 3. Visit Suzhou Museum to learn about Suzhou's history and culture 4. Take a boat to visit a typical water town - Tongli 5. Lunch at local restaurant 6. Pick-up and drop-off service
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  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
US$213,62
Price varies by group size
From
US$213,62
Price varies by group size

Private Tour To Tongli Town, Suzhou Museum & Pingjiang Road with Vegeterian Food

Private Tour To Tongli Town, Suzhou Museum & Pingjiang Road with Vegeterian Food

Suzhou is a famous historical and cultural city with a blend of classical gardens, ancient water towns and tiny canal-side streets, but also the birthplace of Kunqu Opera. With the assistance of professional guide, we will walk into Suzhou with a history of 2,500 years and get a indepth experience in suzhou. The itinerary includes Tongli Water Town, Suzhou Museum, Humble Administrator's Garden, Pingjiang Road and Kunqu Opera performance. Besides, we will take a boat cruise along canal from Humble Administrator’s Garden to Pingjiang Road. 1.Visit Tongli Water Town and Tuisi Garden 2.Have a vegetarian lunch in Tongli 3.Visit Suzhou Museum to learn about Suzhou's history and culture 4.Visit the UNESCO World Heritage Sites - Humble Administrator's Garden 5.Take a boat cruise along canal and enjoy the ancient town 6.Dinner(Su-style dim-sum and western food are available) 7.Walk along Pingjiang Road and enjoy Kunqu Opera performance
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  • 10 to 11 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
US$246,73
Price varies by group size
From
US$246,73
Price varies by group size

Private Tour with Suzhou Museum, Humble Administrator's Garden and Tongli Town

Private Tour with Suzhou Museum, Humble Administrator's Garden and Tongli Town

This tour provides a great opportunity to explore must-see attractions of Suzhou. With the assistance of the knowledgeable guide, we will get an overview of Suzhou as a garden CITY, visit the city’s typical Old Street. The itinerary includes Pingjiang Road, Suzhou Museum,Humble Administrator's Garden (Zhuo Zheng Yuan),Tongli Town(Including Tuisi Garden).Take a boat along the canal to visit a typical water town. 1. Shows you around the classical Suzhou highlights 2. Explore Suzhou’s sights and neighborhoods with a guide 3. Learn about local insights, history, and geography from your guide 4. Wander in Pingjiang Road and experience the old style of Suzhou 5. Take a boat along the canal to visit a typical water town
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  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
US$214,69
Price varies by group size
From
US$214,69
Price varies by group size

Private Tour of Suzhou Museum, Humble Administrator's Garden and Pingjiang Road

Private Tour of Suzhou Museum, Humble Administrator's Garden and Pingjiang Road

This tour take us from the ancient to modern Suzhou. The itinerary includes Suzhou Museum, the Humble Administrator's Garden, Pingjiang Road and Jinji Lake. Walking along the lake and have a cup of tea, an intact and pure Suzhou can be taken in your pocket! 1. Visit Suzhou Museum and learn about he history and culture of Suzhou 2. Visit a UNESCO World Heritage Site - Humble Administrator's Garden 3. Take a boat cruise along canal to Pingjiang Road 4. Wander in Pingjiang Road and enjoy local lifestyle 5. Walk around Jinji Lake, enjoy lake scenery and have a coffee break 6. Have Su-style dim-sum for Lunch 7. Travel by piblic transportation as locals
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  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
US$144,20
Price varies by group size
From
US$144,20
Price varies by group size

Pingjiang Road, Suzhou Museum, and Master of Nets Garden. Private Half-Day Tour

Pingjiang Road, Suzhou Museum, and Master of Nets Garden. Private Half-Day Tour

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This tour takes you through three of the most famous historical Suzhou Attractions. These iconic places serve as a great introduction to Suzhou's heritage and legacy, presented by a knowledgeable private guide. Enjoy the beautiful design of the Master-of-Nets garden, the relics on display in the museum, and the shops along the canal street of Pingjiang Road. 1. All admission fees included 2. Private professional guide included for the entire duration 3. Free hotel pickup and drop-off included 4. Flexible starting and ending time (Suggested 9:00am to 14:00pm)
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  • 4 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
US$173,04
Price varies by group size
From
US$173,04
Price varies by group size

Spend a wonderful day in Suzhou (Private)

Spend a wonderful day in Suzhou (Private)

Suzhou is famous for its spectacular gardens and prosperous streets and blocks. Suzhou is the reflection of ancient Chinese architecture and economy. This is a typical watery town of the Yangtze River, a place you must visit to learn more about Chinese gardens and the history of the Yangtze River. • 8-hours tour is enough for you to fall in love with Suzhou • You will be amazed by one of the best oriental gardens in China • Visit the Suzhou Museum,  designed by Ieoh Ming Pei known as the last master of high modernist architecture • Visit the Millennium Ancient Stree Pingjiang Road, enjoy Chinese tea and listen to Chinese stories • Travel to the famous “Huqiu” mountain, which has more than 2,500 years of history
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
US$228,31
Price varies by group size
From
US$228,31
Price varies by group size

Suzhou Day Trip of Gardens and Old Street

Suzhou Day Trip of Gardens and Old Street

Follow a professional local tour guide on this day trip, linger in the exquisite classical gardens and wander along the wonderful ancient street in Suzhou. Private transportation by air-conditioned vehicle, English-speaking tour guide, entrance ticket fees and local lunch are all inclusive. Visit two of Suzhou gardens – the Humble Administrator's Garden and Lion Grove Garden (Shizilin) to enjoy the ancient classical style, discover the rare cultural relics and unique architectural style in Suzhou Museum, stroll along Pingjiang Old Street to experience traditional Suzhou local life.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
US$232,00
Price varies by group size
From
US$232,00
Price varies by group size
Taking safety measures

Private Suzhou Highlight No-Shopping Tour

Private Suzhou Highlight No-Shopping Tour

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Suzhou, not only noted as the City of Garden, it's gain the fame of "Venice of the Orient". This private Suzhou day tour is customized for those who are not interested in Shopping. Follow your personal tour guide to explore the most famous garden of Suzhou, the Humble Administrator's Garden, pay a visit to Hanshan Temple and Panmen Gate, the historical landmark in Suzhou, stoll down Pingjiang Historic Street to see the old lifestyle of locals in Suzhou, what's more, a visit in Suzhou musuem can not be missed.
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  • 6 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
US$162,00
Price varies by group size
From
US$162,00
Price varies by group size

Suzhou Private Grand City Tour

Suzhou Private Grand City Tour

Hit Suzhou’s cultural highlights in just a day on this comprehensive private door-to-door tour. Exploring with a guide, tour I.M. Pei’s majestic Suzhou Museum, stroll historic Shantang Street, and visit the Lingering Garden, which holds UNESCO World Heritage status. Learn the art of bonsai on Tiger Hill, discover the city’s rich needlework traditions at the Suzhou Embroidery Research Institute, and watch “kunqu” opera. Your day includes both lunch and dinner.
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  • 9 to 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
US$270,77
Price varies by group size
From
US$270,77
Price varies by group size

All Inclusive Suzhou Sightseeing Day Tour

All Inclusive Suzhou Sightseeing Day Tour

Time stops in Suzhou where you find centuries of culture and modern wonders. The unique characteristics of the past are still retained today. Book this tour, you'll explore the highlights with your personal knowledgeable tour guide at your pace, including Suzhou classic garden-ouyuan Garden, Panmen Gate, Suzhou Musuem, Shantang Historic Street and you'll also ascend Tiger Hill to see historical sites that has the history of 2,500 years.
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  • 6 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
US$175,24
Price varies by group size
From
US$175,24
Price varies by group size

Private Suzhou Cultural Tour of Garden & Museum

Private Suzhou Cultural Tour of Garden & Museum

Experience one of China’s oldest cities on this guided excursion. After a convenient hotel pickup, learn about Suzhou’s remarkable history from an informative local guide and visit sites like Suzhou Folk Custom Museum, the UNESCO-designated Master of Nets Garden, and a state-owned silk factory. Enjoy a delicious meal at a local restaurant and complimentary bottled water.
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  • 6 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
US$147,00
Price varies by group size
From
US$147,00
Price varies by group size

Suzhou Private Tour featuring Kun Opera Museum, the No.1 Silk Factory and More

Suzhou Private Tour featuring Kun Opera Museum, the No.1 Silk Factory and More

Suzhou is not only a famous historical and cultural city with a blend of classical gardens and tiny canal-side streets, but also the silk capital of China. The itinerary includes Suzhou Museum, Pingjiang Road, Kunqu Opera Museum, Xiangmen Gate, Master-of-Nets Garden and the No.1 Silk Factory. Let Five Star Tours be your guide in this amazing trip! 1. Visit Suzhou Museum and learn about Suzhou's history and culture 2. Take a boat along canal to Pingjiang Road and enjoy local lifestyle 3. Stroll on Ancient City Gate - Xiangmen Gate 4. Visit Master-of-Nets Garden 5. Visit the No.1 Silk Factory, learn about silk history and the whole process of silk production 6. Get local tips and insights from your guide 7. Enjoy delicious local food for lunch
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  • 8 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
US$173,04
Price varies by group size
From
US$173,04
Price varies by group size

Private Suzhou Architecture Day Tour

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.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
US$110,15
Price varies by group size
From
US$110,15
Price varies by group size

Suzhou Flexible Private Day Tour with Lunch

Suzhou Flexible Private Day Tour with Lunch

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This one day fully 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.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
US$160,22
Price varies by group size
From
US$160,22
Price varies by group size
Taking safety measures

Visit Suzhou Garden and Water Town in One Day

Visit Suzhou Garden and Water Town in One Day

Follow a professional local tour guide on this private day tour to visit the largest garden and famous water town in Suzhou. Private transportation by air-conditioned vehicle, English-speaking tour guide, entrance ticket fees and local lunch are all inclusive. Visit the largest garden in Suzhou - Humble Administrator’s Garden to explore the ingenious man-made landscape, stroll around Zhouzhuang to enjoy the exquisite water town and charming natural scenery, visit Suzhou Silk Museum to learn the traditional silk spinning.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
US$260,00
Price varies by group size
From
US$260,00
Price varies by group size
Taking safety measures

Suzhou Private Day Tour of Gardens and Old Street

Suzhou Private Day Tour of Gardens and Old Street

Enjoy flexible pickup service from Suzhou hotel or Suzhou Railway Station, follow a professional local tour guide, lingering in the exquisite classical gardens and wandering along the wonderful ancient street, you will truly know the charm of Suzhou.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
US$200,27
Price varies by group size
From
US$200,27
Price varies by group size
Taking safety measures

Suzhou Private Rickshaw Tour including Lingering Garden and Shantang Street

Suzhou Private Rickshaw Tour including Lingering Garden and Shantang Street

This tour will show you a few interesting and famous tourists’ attractions including the well-known classical Lingering Garden, well-designed Suzhou Museum by I.M.Pei and most traditional local community Shantang Street,take a rickshaw tour around the old city. 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. 1.Learn local history on the tour 2.See the neighborhood’s top attractions via the rickshaw tour 3.Learn about the city’s history from an expert guide 4.Enjoy a family-friendly experience out in the fresh air
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  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
US$150,87
Price varies by group size
From
US$150,87
Price varies by group size

Suzhou Private Tour Featuring Classical Gardens, Silk Museum and Kunqu Opera

Suzhou Private Tour Featuring Classical Gardens, Silk Museum and Kunqu Opera

Suzhou is a famous city with a blend of classical gardens and tiny canal-side streets, as well as the silk capital of China and the birthplace of Kunqu Opera. The itinerary includes Suzhou Silk Museum, Suzhou Museum, Humble Administrator's Garden, Pingjiang Road and Kunqu Opera performance. Besides, we will take a boat cruise along canal from Humble Administrator’s Garden to Pingjiang Road.Learn about the city, and get out to explore the best parts on your own. 1. Visit Suzhou Silk Museum and unveil the secrets of making silks 2. Visit Suzhou Museum to learn about Suzhou's history and culture 3. Visit the UNESCO World Heritage Sites - Humble Administrator's Garden 4. Take a boat cruise along canal and enjoy the ancient town 5. Walk along Pingjiang Road and enjoy Kunqu Opera performance 6. Public transport travel as a local 7. Dim-sum for dinner
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  • 8 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
US$158,08
Price varies by group size
From
US$158,08
Price varies by group size

Ultimate Suzhou Highlights Day Tour From Shanghai by Train with First Class Seat

Ultimate Suzhou Highlights Day Tour From Shanghai by Train with First Class Seat

Riding on first class seat bullet train from Shanghai to Suzhou, one of the most popular tourist cities in China, is very convenient and suit for travelers who have limited time in Shanghai. This tour is 100% flexible and covers all Suzhou attractions, such as Humble Administrators Garden, Suzhou Musuem, Panmen Gate, Shantang Street and Suzhou No.1 Silk Mill. We will book the entrance ticket onlince in advance to escape the crowd, make you trip more comfortable and relax. Hotel pickup & drop-off, round way train ticket, entrance fee, lunch, private transport and guide are all included.
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  • 8 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
US$256,35
Price varies by group size
From
US$256,35
Price varies by group size

Suzhou Private Day Tour with Pingjiang Road and Other Must-See Attractions

Suzhou Private Day Tour with Pingjiang Road and Other Must-See Attractions

This tour takes you through four of the most famous historical Suzhou Attractions. Enjoy the only one well-preserved water-and-land city gate - Panmen Gate, one of China's four most famous gardens - Humble Administrator's Garden, well-designed Suzhou Museum by I.M.Pei, most traditional local community Pingjiang Road. Besides, we will have a boat cruise along canal, visit Kunqu Opera Museum and Pingtan Museum. Search for your imagination and take the best memories of Suzhou with you! 1. Visit a UNESCO World Heritage Site - Humble Administrator's Garden 2. Walk along Pingjiang Road and enjoy local lifestyle 3. Have a boat cruise 4. Pick-up and drop-off service 5. Have Su-style noddle for Lunch
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  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
US$204,54
Price varies by group size
From
US$204,54
Price varies by group size

Private Day Tour: Gardens and Old Street in Suzhou with Hotel or Railway Station Transfer

Private Day Tour: Gardens and Old Street in Suzhou with Hotel or Railway Station Transfer

Suzhou’s classical gardens are a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Experience two of them, and other cultural highlights, on this private guided tour, with transfers direct from the station or your hotel to maximize your time. Tour the Lion Grove Garden, with its pavilions and towers, then the expansive Humble Administrator’s Garden. Explore the Suzhou Silk Museum, the landmark Suzhou Museum, and characterful Pingjiang Road, with a local lunch en route.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
US$213,62
Price varies by group size
From
US$213,62
Price varies by group size
Taking safety measures

Private 2-day Suzhou & Hangzhou Highlights Tour by Bullet Train

Private 2-day Suzhou & Hangzhou Highlights Tour by Bullet Train

There is an old saying goes: "Heaven is above and Hangzhou and Suzhou are below." This indeed serves as perfect description of China's two most picturesque cities. But what should you choose if you only have limited time in China? This two-day private tour can easily fit into your sightseeing schedule, perfect for those with limited time, make your way through Suzhou and Hangzhou, and see the main highlights of these two cities, such as Lingering Garden, Suzhou Museum, Tongli Water Town, Boat Ride on West Lake and try the best green tea of China in Hangzhou, this tour can make you easy to understand the fascinating history and culture of ancient China, revitalize with delicious Chinese meals and experience a bullet train from Suzhou to Hangzhou can not be missed.
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  • 2 days
  • Free Cancellation
From
US$357,00
Price varies by group size
From
US$357,00
Price varies by group size

Suzhou Private 2-Day Tour with Tongli Town, Classical Gardens and Kunqu Opera

Suzhou Private 2-Day Tour with Tongli Town, Classical Gardens and Kunqu Opera

This tour shows you some very classic and famous scenic spots in Suzhou including Suzhou Museum, the Humble Administrator’s Garden, Panmen Gate, Tongli Water Town, Pingjiang Road and Kunqu Opera performance. With a personal and professional guide, You will experience the history of Suzhou, the beauty of gardens, the local lifestyle, and the elegant Kunqu opera. Private transportation with station pickup and drop-off is included, as well as entrance fees, lunch and dinner. 1.Two-day private Suzhou tour 2.Experience Suzhou Garden culture 3.Visit Tongli Water Town 4.Enjoy elegant Kunqu Opera performance
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  • 2 days
  • Free Cancellation
From
US$473,70
Price varies by group size
From
US$473,70
Price varies by group size

Private Custom Tour: 2-Day Suzhou City Highlights Tour

Private Custom Tour: 2-Day Suzhou City Highlights Tour

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This 2 days private tour takes you to explore the most famous attractions in Suzhou, which is noted as the "Garden of City". You will be able to see Lingering Garden, one of four famous classic gardens in China, the No.1 Ancient Street--Shantang Street, the most impressive garden in Suzhou--Master of Nest Garden and the UNESCO World Heritage Site-Longest artificial canal in the world--Grand Canal, etc. Moreover, the itinerary can be 100% customized based on your own interests. 
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  • 2 days
  • Free Cancellation
From
US$296,40
Price varies by group size
From
US$296,40
Price varies by group size

Frequently Asked Questions

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What are Suzhou Museum hours of operation?
A:
Suzhou Museum hours of operation: Tues-Sun 9am-5pm. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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