The museum supplies plenty of information on the ancient people of Sa Huynh civilization, who were the first owners of the Hoi An trading port, having trading relationships with the people of China, India, and South East Asia.
The Sa Huynh Culture Museum in Hoi An is a bearer of a legacy that is both rich and rare. It is one of the most important museums in Hoi An. Located in the Tran Phu Street of the Hoi An heritage center, the museum house is a crucial relic of the Sa Huynh culture. The Sa Huynh culture is a pre historic Bronze Age civilization that occurred in Vietnam, particularly in the central region of the country, near the coast.
The Sa Huynh culture specialized in metal wares – especially bronze and iron – and ceramics. The majority of the displays in the museum comprises of articles such as jewelry, weapons and useful implements such as axes. All recovered evidence of these facts is preserved and displayed in the Sa Huynh Culture Museum in Hoi An.
There is another feature that the Sa Huynh had perfected to the level of art – the funerary rituals and rites. Discovery of over 200 jar burials from 50 or more different sites is recorded in the Sa Huynh Culture Museum. Most of the articles on display in the Sa Huynh Culture Museum date back to the 1st Millennium BC, the Iron Age.
There are a total of 216 exhibits in the museum. They were all acquired from the Hau Xa, Thanh Chiem, An Bang and Xuan Lam villages. The artifacts at the museum are considered the most unique collection of the Sa Huynh civilization in Viet Nam.