Suzhou Museum of Opera and Theatre

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The Suzhou Museum of Opera and Theatre or China Kunqu Museum is a theatre museum in Suzhou, China. It is located in a Ming dynasty theatre of latticed wood and has display halls with old musical instruments, hand-copied books, lyrics and scores, masks and costumes.[1] It also has other paraphernalia including a life size orchestra and photographs of performers. The museum also covers kunqu's 500-year-old history. The museum is often used for performances today and the teahouse stages daily shows.[2]


  1. ^ Eye Witness Travel Guides. DK Publishing. p. 205. ISBN 0756684307. 
  2. ^ 陈攻 (1999). 苏州戏曲博物馆:聚珍藏宝世所瞩目 [Suzhou Traditional Opera Museum: Gather and Store Treasures of the World]. 档案与建设 (in Chinese). 4. doi:10.3969/j.issn.1003-7098.1999.04.030.