Silk production in China has a history of 6,000 years and Suzhou has been a silk producer for centuries, and China's first silk museum was built in this ancient city.
Suzhou Silk Museum is multi-functional, and combines exhibits with demonstrations of silk weaving. Exhibits on display in its various exhibition halls reflect the origin, evolution and development of silk production, from primitive times to the Shang, Zhou, Han, Sui, Tang, Song, Yuan, Ming and Qing dynasties right through to present day.
Since its founding in 1991, the museum has attracted numerous visitors from home and abroad.
[Via china-tour.cn website]