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1. Wuxi Museum
Wuxi Museum is a local comprehensive museum featuring local history and art. Wuxi Museum is located in 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 compounding museum of the former Wuxi Revolutionary Museum, Wuxi Museum and Wuxi Science Museum. The exhibition area has more than 20,000 exhibits in an area of 14,000 square meters.
Besides films with special effects and temporary exhibition(s), visitors can visit the museum free of charge. Group visitors have to make an appointment 3 days in advance. Retired cadres (with retirement certificate), people up to 70 years old (with valid credentials), and Mobility-impaired people can have a priority to visit.
2. Huishan Clay Figurines Museum (Huishan Niren Bowuguan)
Clay figurines have been produced in Huishan since the Southern Dynasties Period (386-581) and are now the most well-known of all folk arts in Wuxi, famous for their bright colors and vivid imagery. The museum exhibits over 1000 clay figurines dating from the Ming and Qing Dynasties right through to the present day.
Add: Inside Xihui Park, No.8-1 Xiahetang, Huishan, Beitang District, Wuxi
Bus: No.2, 10, 27, 56, 71, 91
Opening Hours: 8:30-17:00
The Huishan clay figurines factory is the National Tourism Units with three-floor display hall. Every year, tens of thousands of guests from home and abroad visit the factory, where you can see skillful performances, enjoy a 100 year old clay figure collection, make a little statue for yourself on the spot and make clay figures by yourself. It is the place where you can appreciate the true meaning of Huishan clay figurines.
Add: NO. 26 Xihui Road
Telephone: 0510-83726052, 83700937
Public transport: W10, W4, W15, W16, W56, W39, W43, W83, W98, W216, W611 150 meters north of Bashi restaurant
3. Wuxi Opera Museum
The Wuxi Opera Museum Center, as a new cultural landscape, is located at the western end of Dacheng Lane Pedestrian Street in the central of downtown area, covering 1492 square meters. There are exhibition halls and a theatre hall in this three-floor building. The building is divided into two main parts: the museum exhibition halls and the experimental theater hall with the style and elements of traditional architecture. More than 3000 pieces of text, picture, physical and other related historical data introducing the origin and evolution of Wuxi Opera are on display in the exhibition halls; multi-media equipped performing space and entertainment services for the general public are offered in the experimental theater hall.
Wuxi Opera originated in rural areas of Wuxi and Changzhou. With an early form of local ballads, it was later gradually developed into a form of folk art. It was officially named "Wuxi Opera" in 1952. The representatives are as follows: "Pearl Tower" "Jade Dragonfly" "Lady Meng Jiang" "Lady Meng Lijun" "Jade Chain". By the end of October 2006, Wuxi Opera had been included in the first batch of intangible cultural heritage of Jiangsu Province.
Add: No. 9 Dachang Lane (Dacheng Lane Pedestrian Street)
Public Transport: W5, W 27, W 33, W 63, W 68, W 70, W 86, W 96, W 207 (West Gate Station );W 10, W 11, W 20, W 35, W 75, W 811 (Commercial Mansion Station)
4 The Grand Canal Museum
Exhibitions and displays are mainly the cultural relics unearthed in Grand Canal .The goal of building the Grand Canal Museum is to adopt new design concepts to use modern exhibition technologies and methods to show the Grand Canal culture and give visitors a personal experience more lively and interactive.