The museum is exact replica of traditional dwellings in the Sandu area of Guizhou province. The building components were made by local craftsmen in Guizhou according to the national customs and construction technology and shipped to Beijing for final construction. The building work was started in 1999 and the museum was open to the public in September 2001.
The Sui museum consists of traditional wood houses that the doors are open to the middle, south and north respectively. There are also a village gate, barn and corn terraced fields. The planning of the museum is designed a mountain village environment and the vegetation is grown according to local climate. The museum has construction area of 546 square meters, terrace area of 1,150 square meters, cobblestone path 30 meters. They covers an ground area of 2,006 square meters.
The indoor and outdoor displays of Sui museum are life settings of original production of life of Sui people. The exhibits are collected from Sandu area of Guizhou province which cover a time span from the Qing Dynasty (1616-1911) to modern times, about three hundred years of history.
Location of Sui Museum: South Park