Tujia Museum is the exact replica of traditional Tujia residential house in Yongshun area, west of Hunan province. The building components were made by local craftsmen and transported to Beijing for completion. The museum commenced construction in 2000 and was open to the public in September 2001.
This museum comprises stilted house, stilted house lean on the side of mountain, L shaped stilted house, hands waving house, hands waving yard, village gate and oil extraction house. The planning is designed as a mounting village. The vegetation and crops are arranged in accordance with local ecological environment. It covers a land area of 3,158 square meters with floor area of 1,400 square meters. The hands waving yard covers a ground area of 688 square meters.
All the exhibits are arranged in their original life settings. They are collected from west of Hunan province and can be dated back from Qing Dynasty(1616-1911) to modern times, about four hundred years of history.