China Ethnic Museum (the Chinese ethnic Culture Park) is an anthropological museum as well as a complex to reconstruct, collect, display and study the ethnic cultures, histories and social life of the 56 nationalities in China. The opening of the museum presented us a unique anthropological museum in China. It is a milestone of the museum and civilization development in Beijing city. It also provides a facility and base for the protection, presentation and exchange of ethnic culture heritage. It is the window of ethnic policy of the government, harmony and progress of 56 nationalities in China.
The museum is located at the west of Beijing National Olympic Park. The total area of 50 hectare hosted the exhibits and villages of 56 nationalities. Over 56 villages, over 100 sceneries, 200 ethnic houses and 2 main exhibition halls have been constructed in the park. The total investment for the park is over 800 million Yuan. The construction for remaining sites were completed in 2008. The construction of the museum had been listed as the key project for eighth five-year plan and the site to celebrate the 50th National Days. The municipal government, the government of ethnic areas, peoples from all areas and oversea Chinese are supportive and participative for this project. Many of them made their contribution for the project.