The Wuxi Museum is a local comprehensive museum featuring local history and art. It is located to the south of the Taihu Lake Square with a construction area of 67,000 square meters and is honored as the largest public cultural facility in Wuxi.
It is a compounded museum consisted of the former Wuxi Revolutionary Museum, Wuxi Museum and Wuxi Science Museum. The exhibition area has more than 20,000 exhibits,covering an area of 14,000 square meters.
As Wuxi depends on the water of the canal and has profound water culture, construction of the museum emphasizes the water culture, and shows the design concept of "water and stone".
The museum is rich in paintings and calligraphy from the Ming and Qing dynasties. The Wuxi Xubeihong Art Gallery is also located in the museum, with authentic paintings of Xu Beihong collected there.
Visitors can visit the museum free of charge except films with special effects and temporary exhibition(s). Group visitors have to make an appointment 3 days in advance. Retired cadres (with retirement certificate), people 70 or above 70 years old (with valid credentials), and mobility-impaired people can have a priority to visit.
Address: No. 100, Zhongshu Road, South Taihu Plaza, Qingyang Road, Nanchang district (near the library)
Opening time: 9:00 am-5:00 pm, visitors are not allowed to enter after 4:00 pm
Traffic: Take No. 5, 29, 31, 57 and 81 buses and get off at East Road of Jinkuiqiao Canal; Take No. 23, 24, 70, 113, 118, 135 and 358 buses and get off at Jinming Road, Wenhua Road stations.