Built in 1987, the Museum hold about 5000 objects, including calligraphy and paintings, ancient porcelain and pottery, jade articles, stone carvings from Shou Mountain, silk articles, ancient wood carvings and ancient furniture.
The museum has held many exhibitions on themes relating to Fuzhou. A new building was opened in 1999 to extend the museum in a style typical of local Fuzhou architecture. The second and third floors of the new hall are exhibition spaces. The third floor space is devoted to standing exhibitions, which include an exhibition of artifacts from the Southern Song Dynasty
tombs at Chayuan Village in Fuzhou, and a general exhibition on the historic and cultural significance of Fuzhou city.