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National Palace Museum 國立故宮博物院

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Sunday:09:00 - 17:00




  • English
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Mobile Device Recharging Station
  • Accessibility
  • Gender
  • Convenient Payment
  • Vegetarian
  • Bathroom
  • WiFi
  • Breastfeeding
  • Islam


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.


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Guiding Service
Family、Campus teaching
Suggested Months for Visiting
All year
Phone Number
No. 221, Sec. 2, Zhishan Rd., Shilin Dist., Taipei City Taiwan, R.O.C

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Opening Hours

Sunday 09:00 - 17:00
Monday Off day
Tuesday 09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 17:00
Thursday 09:00 - 17:00
Friday 09:00 - 17:00
Saturday 09:00 - 17:00

Services & Facilities

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


Nearby MRT

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  • WesleyX1

    Historical trip through time


    Plenty of ancient artifacts to explore and one day definitely wasn’t enough to finish exploring the whole place. Neatly segregated across different dynasties, observing the drawings and artifacts up close certainly allow us to experience the sense of historical significance.
  • brbrfur

    Vancouver, Canada

    Monumentally piece of art


    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


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


    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


    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


    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 .

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