The museum houses a collection of archaeological findings from the Liangzhu culture, also known as the Jade culture. It forms the northern point of the Liangzhu Cultural Village. The building is set on a lake and is connected to the park and a small exhibition space thanks to pedestrian bridges. The museum is composed of four bar-formed volumes made of Iranian travertine stone, equal in 18 m width but different in height. Each volume contains an interior courtyard. These spaces are the link between the different exhibition halls and also function as relax point. Despite the linearity of the exhibition halls, they enable a variety of individual tour routes through the museum.
The edge areas of the surrounding landscape, planted with dense woods, allow only a few directed views into the park.