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National Palace Museum 國立故宮博物院

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Friday:08:30 - 21:00




  • 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.



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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  5. 999+ Friends
  • ECWorld

    Hong Kong, China

    Top tier artifacts; could use more imaginative presentation


    This is one of the premier museums on Chinese artworks in the world, its core holdings being the incomparable treasures from the Imperial Palace of the Qing Dynasty. The museum itself is relatively small, which means like most museums there always be some wonderful special exhibitions. I always visit this museum whenever I am in Taipei - primarily for these special exhibitions. Before relations between Taiwan and China cooled, the museum was packed with Chinese visitors from the mainland but not so much any more, which actually made my visit much more pleasant. There are now some sections with multimedia presentations, but by and large the displays are pretty standard. Scholarly and informative, yes; imaginative and stimulating, not so much. But still worth a visit particularly if you are into Chinese art and culture.
  • vc50824

    Sentosa Island, Singapore

    3 stories antiques


    Didn’t took a lot of pictures inside the museum. Only can see its beauty through eyes. Nowadays no Chinese big group, so you may enjoy your time here. If you have time, grab a bubble tea in the first floor. It’s Super good!
  • jbushman2017

    Fresno, California

    Traveler type:


    You have to Visit, but I was Underwhelmed


    There is no question the rarity and value of the objects on display in this museum are priceless. But I actually expected to see many more objects than were on display. The museum had one exhibit building open and that building essentially houses a Jade, pottery, calligraphy, bronze and ancient texts displays all with English captions (thank you). I arrived with my wife and we did an English tour at 10am that lasted until about 11:30. During that time we saw the bulk of everything on display. Now I agree I am not a huge fan of the decorative or utilitarian arts, but I have been in several museums around the world that offered much more than what I found here. I expected more and was disappointed by what I saw. If you come please note the museum is out of the city center but several city buses come right to this museum and for a 15 TWD cost (50 cents US), its a great way to get here. The ride through the city to get here was nice. There are two places to eat if you come, the museum has a cafe indoors that sells sandwiches and pasta, but the locals go to the Chinese food restaurant also connected to the museum but just outside the entrance door. Entrance cost to museum was 350 TWD or 10 dollars US.
  • jhenalynn

    Luzon, Philippines



    Nothing much to see if you will purchase tickets to get inside. Very clean place. Only 1 cafe within the museum hence you would really need to line if you want to eat here. Theres is a restaurant few walks within the area that is also a bit crowded. Very good for pictures only and see artifacts.
  • Lex T

    Traveler type:

    Solo travel



    There’s plenty to see, and there’s only ever a fraction of the museums collection on display. The souvenir shop has some great gift ideas too. There’s quite a few seats around, and you’ll be needing a rest from time to time. I went as a solo traveller, and it took me around 4 hours to get around it. I’d think kids would get bored pretty easy, so keep that in mind.

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