Sūzhōu Silk Museum

Sūzhōu Silk Museum information

Location
Sūzhōu , China
Address
2001 Renmin Lu
Prices
admission ¥15
Opening hours
9am-5pm
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Sūzhōu was renowned for silk production and weaving, and the Sūzhōu Silk Museum houses a number of fascinating exhibitions that detail the history of Sūzhōu’s 4000-year-old silk industry. Exhibits include a section on silk-weaving techniques and a room with live silk worms munching away on mulberry leaves and spinning cocoons. There are many functioning looms and its not uncommon to see staff at work on a large brocade. Many of the captions are in English. Adjacent to the museum is the new Sūzhōu Arts Museum, but the exhibitions are a bit hit and miss.