“When this bronze pot was unearthed, there was still half a jar of liquid in it, which was later identified as rice wine brewed in the Han dynasty. As you can see, this 'wine of millennia' is now placed right next to this pot..." said the narrator of Suzhou Museum as she led visitors on a journey to an ancient civilization thousands of years ago.
Suzhou Museum is located in Suzhou City, Anhui Province. It is a national first-grade museum which mainly focuses on local history and culture. The building design has absorbed elements from the architectural style of Han Dynasty, including a high roof, marble exterior walls, and a façade embossed with patterns derived from rock paintings of Han. Opened in October 2010, the museum covers an area of 50 acres, and the construction area is 10,000 square meters.
As of July 2019, the cultural relics exhibited in Suzhou Museum have reached 700 pieces. The museum building has three floors: the first floor consists of the warehouse, the office area, temporary exhibition hall and the Folk Art Hall. In the Folk Art Hall, visitors can learn about Suzhou's local opera, Yongqiao circus, folk crafts, calligraphy and painting, as well as the Lingbi scholar's rock. The second and third floors are the Hall of Suzhou's History and Culture which is divided into 7 sections according to their themes. It displays ancient pottery, china, bronze wares, sculptures, paintings and various other historical relics of different dynasties and eras. These exhibitions provide good opportunities for visitors to gain a better understanding of the past of this historic city.