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Suzhou Silk Museum

No.2001 Renmin Road, Pingjiang District, Suzhou 215001, China
+86 512 6753 5943
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No.2001 Renmin Road, Pingjiang District, Suzhou 215001, China
+86 512 6753 5943
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Well if you'd like to know and see a little of how real silk is produced, this is the place. They tell you about silk worms and mulberry bushes. They show you the process from cocoon to quilt, then usher you through the factory to...More

Thank HullBuntz
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a tour of the museum that included a presentation on how silk is made and turned into material. Part of the presentation was interactive. Also included a visit to the museum's shop where pillows, bedcovers, clothing, etc could be purchased.

Thank OttawaBen
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Loved learning the history and culture behind the silk industry in Suzhou, how much silk is obtained from a single cocoon and they use the double cocoons to make the silk doonas. The most exquisite silk coats but way too expensive for me

Thank Heather A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

After visiting gardens the silk museum was worth having a look at. The process of getting the silk from the cocoons and spinning is interesting. As usual there is a overpriced gift shop. But it is a good way to kill an hour or more...More

Thank Blackdog3_Adel
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The silk museum is more about the history of the manufacture of silk, but there are some really nice exhibits of ancient and modern garments. It's an indoor/outdoor, very modern space that's worth exploring just for the building.

1  Thank Jarko2015
Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

Interesting visit which looks at the history of silk manufacturing and on silk importance through the various dynasties. Equipment from the silk industry and live silkworms on display. Air conditioned museum with a nice little coffee shop in the centre. Nice layout. Worth a visit.

Thank Nigel G
Reviewed 26 July 2017

Surprisingly, almost all exhibits in the main part of the museum were translated perfectly into English. Only when you go out to the outer buildings are the exhibits in Chinese only. Still, if you want to get a good lesson in silk production and with...More

Thank howardxp1
Reviewed 22 July 2017

If you are interested in silk and like to know about the history and production, this location is a MUST. Bring time and learn a bit before you go to get the full experience.

Thank ProfessionalFemale
Reviewed 19 July 2017 via mobile

The Suzhou Silk Museum is a bit of a Hidden Gem, an amazing place in the historic Silk Capital of the World. Don't miss this place, because it should visited by everyone interested in the region. All this and no lines, a 1 kilometer walk...More

Thank Mark H
Reviewed 14 June 2017

An absolute must it is really interesting and the silk there is from outstanding quality not really cheap but top quality. Very friendly people and a must if you like to know more about the silk still made as it was hundred years ago.It seems...More

Thank RITA Z
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25 June 2016|
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Response from Tk N | Reviewed this property |
Yes it does. Go early only open from 9 am to 3 pm... Nice silk wear to buy... Credit card accepted. Enjoy.