The Museum has held exhibitions of ancient scripts, costumes, bronze drums, and a great diversity of other topics.
As an example, an exhibition of the Tong minority of Guizhou showed local architecture using not only actual objects but models of architectural sites.
Historical relics are also held in this museum.
They include musical instruments dating to the Tang dynasty, armor from the Yuan dynasty, items from the Western Xia, weapons from the Qing dynasty, and so on.
There is also a wealth of religious artifacts relating to every kind of religion in China.
Among the objects from Tibet are scriptures, documents, laws, treaties and books that constitute an invaluable historical record.
The Cultural Palace of Minorities is located on the west end of Chang'an Street, in Beijing.
This is a focal point where all the nationalities of the country can come together for cultural exchange: it is a microcosm of the greater family of diverse peoples that make up China.
The building occupies some 30,000 square meters and is a multistoried tower-like structure.
It stands 13 stories high and has two wings that flank the central hall.
An extensive library of books in twenty-four different national minority languages is located in the basement of the Museum. The languages include Han, Mongolian, Tibetan, Korean, Uighur, Kazakh, and others, in some 400,000 volumes.