Taipei Travel

National Palace Museum 國立故宮博物院

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Thursday: 08:30 – 18:30




  • 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.



Historic Sites Art and Cultural Centers Family Activities Northern Taiwan
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: 08:30 – 18:30
Monday: 08:30 – 18:30
Tuesday: 08:30 – 18:30
Wednesday: 08:30 – 18:30
Thursday: 08:30 – 18:30
Friday: 08:30 – 21:00
Saturday: 08:30 – 21:00

Services & Facilities

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


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  • AvikC52

    Pune, India

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    A nice place to know Taiwan's history


    We went there on the Anniversary day hence didn't need to pay for the ticket. National Palace Museum has a wealth in store for everyone. Ancient jewellery and handcrafts, transcripts on old paper and loads of mind-blowing artifacts for people who can appreciate. Slightly dissappointed to see the photo of the great Chengis Khan missing from the collection as it has been moved to PROC.
  • Lisa M

    London, Ontario, Canada



    Definitely do not miss the treasures that are housed in this museum. Leave lots of time. Be aware that you can get your hand stamped for in/out privileges on the day of ticket purchase.
  • KesFrequentTraveller

    Melbourne, Australia

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    Went here for an early visit. Once again go early before the crowds(open at 10). Bus loads of tourist groups just kept arriving and when they get near an exhibit, you can’t see a thing. Was glad we went early as we beat most groups. Beautiful calligraphy, art, bronze, porcelain and gold. Most of it incredibley old. Well set out. Well worth the visit. We took a cab which was the easiest for us. About 1/2 hour drive from Taipei 101. Make sure your hotel writes you destination in Taiwanese as the taxi drivers don’t have a lot of English, but are very helpful.
  • C3966OOjohnt

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    Excellent Museum


    Such a well ordered museum, breathtaking exhibits, not overly crowded considering the standard of the items on show, if in Taipei go, it a must.
  • TravelingCat22

    Tucson, Arizona

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    Not as impressed as expected


    The outside is grandiose. Three floors, well organized but sometimes opaque to non Chinese people (calligraphy). Navigation is counterclockwise which gave me a headache. Often very dark. Only two small rooms for furniture.

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