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National Palace Museum 國立故宮博物院

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  • English
  • Japanese
  • Korean
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  • Accessibility
  • Gender
  • Convenient Payment
  • Vegetarian
  • Bathroom
  • WiFi
  • Breastfeeding
  • Islam

Introduction

The Taipei National Palace Museum is a world-class museum that hosts an eclectic collection of treasures kept by generations of Emperors ruling from the Forbidden City. In WWII, Nationalist troops seized the most important pieces in order to prevent invaders from ransacking China's national treasures. A twist of fate eventually brought these treasures to Taiwan.

The Taipei National Palace Museum is designed in the style of a Northern Chinese palace. The museum is home to hundreds of thousands of historical relics that make up the world's most comprehensive and precious collection of ancient Chinese artifacts. The entire collection covers 5,000 years of China's historical and artistic achievements.

The museum provides Chinese, English, French, German, Japanese, Spanish and Korean language guides and museum-related literature. The museum is a must- see on any visitor's itinerary.

 

Information

Themes
Historic Sites Art and Cultural Centers Family Activities Northern Taiwan
Guiding Service
Booking
Subject
Family、Campus teaching
Suggested Months for Visiting
All year
Phone Number
+886-2-28812021
Address
No. 221, Sec. 2, Zhishan Rd., Shilin Dist., Taipei City Taiwan, R.O.C

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Opening Hours

Between Feb. 14 and Mar. 31, 2020, the National Palace Museum Northern Branch will cancel its daily and weekend extension hours and close on Mondays. The new opening hours are as follows: from Tuesday to Sunday between 09:00 and 17:00.

Services & Facilities

  • Shopping
  • Toilets
  • Parking
  • Lost and found
  • Broadcast Service
  • Locker

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Review

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  • brbrfur

    Vancouver, Canada

    Monumentally piece of art

    2019-12

    You can easily spend a couple of hours here as it has couple of buildings and you can learn something about the history of the place. If you are in Taipei and have time this place is worth visiting.
  • IRHS

    Rochester

    Well worth it, even if the star of the show was elsewhere

    2020-02

    I spent a Tuesday morning at the museum - I didn't want to go on the weekend. Easy to get there by MRT & bus. I greatly enjoyed the porcelains and treasures. The Jades and bronzes
  • 619jeffry

    Essendon, Australia

    World's best museum of China's civilisation

    2020-01

    This Museum is fascinating, especially if you take time to look closely at the paintings and ceramics.Some things, such as calligraphy, will be of most interest to visitors with an in-depth knowledge of Chinese culture. The Museum's collection begins in the Neolithic (new stone age) period. The National Palace Museum remains the best repository of Chinese art and artifacts in the world. You need around three hours to see it properly. The museum has a cafe and gift shop, which has many interesting items. Visitors can take a bus to the museum. The docents are very helpful, sign up for a guided tour if you can, it will help your understanding of what the museum has to offer. I have visited the National Palace Museum many times, but I always find something intriguing about Chinese culture. and civilisation
  • LourdesL619

    Woodbury, Minnesota

    Outstanding place

    2019-10

    Wow factor when you get tho the place for the first time because not only the beauty of the buildings but also because of the surroundings so majestic. The mountains make the perfect ornament for the museum. Inside the museum you will learn about the Taiwan culture .
  • JLlovetravel

    Phoenix, Arizona

    Enjoyed my visit. Great gift shop

    2020-02

    As a museum, it was kind of average, but for some reasons, I really enjoyed it. If you try to check out everything, it will take you quite a few hours. Don't forget to check out the gift shops. Some items are on sale and they are very reasonable (for a museum store).

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