Suzhou Art & Crafts Museum

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Suzhou Art & Crafts Museum

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9 reviews
Very good

Mark H
Winston Salem, NC531 contributions
A good visit for an hour or so
Jul 2017 • Solo
While not nearly as large as the Suzhou Silk Museum and the Suzhou Museum, the good news is that the Arts and Crafts Museum is halfway in between the two larger museums. At a 5 yuan (less than $1), it is good visit and worthwhile for about an hour or so.
Written 19 July 2017
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Alexandra L
Petaling Jaya, Wilayah Persekutuan, Malaysia134 contributions
U learn how much to bargain .... when come to silk embroidery
May 2015 • Friends
First day @ Suzhou. Pax: 3. Bus 178 from silk museum
Ticket p$ - RMB 5

Love every single art works they have done. Not a lot of people coming actually. Some even dunno where is it located. Especially their suzhou embroidery skills.... u should come here to have a look before u commit to buy any of them at the roadside stalls for souvenirs. I just realized that there is just a slight difference in quality with just RMB 20-50 difference. I mean u still need to bargain.
Written 10 June 2015
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Sydney, Australia23 contributions
Interesting building with some spectacular items
Apr 2013 • Couples
The Arts and Crafts museum appeared to be a large Clan building complex with courtyards and pleasant gardens. It was not extensive but was very good with a variety of spectacular hand-crafted items (fans; carvings including ivory, sandalwood and rosewood; furniture, jade statues and ceramics) and the exhibits included a quite large picture of a traditional court-scene which was entirely embroidered in human hair and at first sight looked like a very fine ink drawing. There were also many examples of silk embroidered pictures on fine transparent silk set in carved wooden frames. The stitching and detail in those works was so fine that the pictures appeared to be water-colour paintings; and some were double-sided and were of exquisite workmanship. There was a gallery in an upper floor selling craft-wares including the beautiful silk embroidered pictures. The museum is a short walk west (a few minutes) from the Humble Administrator's Garden and, in the same street, there are several small shops selling various handcraft wares and, particularly, filigree sandalwood fans (check all the prices and bargain, before you buy). We spent about an hour in the Arts and Crafts Museum which we had found by chance on the way to the North Temple Pagoda and the Silk Museum. Definitely worth a visit. I can't remember whether we paid to enter but, if so, it was a minimal fee.
Written 9 September 2013
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