The Suzhou Museum is located in the historic quarter of Suzhou. It adjoins the landmarked Zhong Wang Fu, a complex of 19th-century historical structures, and the Garden of the Humble Administrator, a 16th-century garden listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site. The Museum opened to the public in 2006.
The Museum contains small galleries, archive rooms, a cafe and a gift shop. The design takes its cues from the rich vocabulary of Suzhou’s traditional architecture, with its whitewashed plaster walls, dark-grey clay tile roofs, and intricate garden architecture.