Suzhou museum was founded in 1960. The site of the museum is Zhong Wang Fu, which is the ruins of the palace of Li Xiucheng, King Zhong of Taiping Heavenly Kingdom. In 1999, renowned Chinese architect Ieoh. Ming. Pei designed a new building for the Suzhou Museum. On October 6, 2006, the new building of Suzhou Museum was completed and officially opened to the public.
Covering an area of 19,000 square meters the museum includes three floors and four exhibition halls, with the main buildings surrounded by gorgeous courtyards. There are more than 40,000 pieces of collections in the museum. As an integral part of the new building of Suzhou Museum, the ancient building of Zhong Wang Fu, fits in well with the new building, thus making the new building of Suzhou Museum a comprehensive museum integrating modern building, ancient building and innovative landscape garden.
O 204 Dongbei Street, Gusu District
7 Free of charge
9:00-17:00 (last admission at 16:00), closed on Mondays (except for national holidays)
: https://www.szmuseum.com (Chinese/ English)