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Suzhou Stone Inscription Museum

Add:No. 613 Renmin Road, Canglang District, Suzhou

Tel:0512- 6519 7203


Suzhou Stone Inscription Museum, located in the Suzhou Confucian Temple is a professional museum featuring collections, research and displays of stone inscriptions and rubbings.

There are 1,300 stone inscriptions in the museum, among which you can see precious collections like time-honored steles from the Song Dynasty, steles about the commerce and economy of Suzhou in the Ming and Qing Dynasties, and more than 2,000 copies of rubbings. Besides, Four Representative Steles from the Song Dynasty (960-1279) are also displayed in the museum: the Pingjiang Diagram that shows the plan of ancient Suzhou city; the Astronomy Diagram that is acclaimed as the oldest extant diagram of its kind in the world; the Geography Diagram (a geopolitical map in the Song Dynasty) that is the oldest national map in existence; as well as Emperor Lineage Diagram, which is the only stone inscription on royal descent.

The museum was even recognized as a Base for Patriotic Education in Jiangsu Province in 1997 and has been a key historical site under state protection since 2001.