Lonely Planet review
New boat tours along Suzhou Creek, which has benefited from a decade-long clean-up project, were scheduled to begin service in April 2010. Tours are expected to take in several new museums, including the Matchbox Museum (2521 West Guangfu Rd; 光复西路 2521 号 ), the Coin Museum (17 West Guangfu Rd, inside the Shanghai Mint; 光复西路 17 号上海造币厂内 ) and the Silk Museum (289 Aomen Rd; 澳门路 289 号; admission free), actually tours of a silk factory. Boats will leave from W Guangfu Rd in western Jìng’ān, running for a 10km stretch along Suzhou Creek to the M50 art galleries (it will be easiest to find more information about the tours at M50). There are plans to extend the tour to Waibaidu Bridge, on the Bund, in the future. This may be geared more toward tour groups than individual travellers, so scout it out before making plans.