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National Taiwan Museum 國立臺灣博物館

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Wednesday:09:30 - 17:00




The oldest of its kind in Taiwan, the National Taiwan Museum can be traced back to a showroom for the Bureau of Productive Industries (Shokusankyoku) erected by the colonial-era Taiwan Viceroy’s Office in 1899. The showroom’s displayed items were relocated to the Lottery Bureau behind the present-day Presidential Office, and gave rise to the 1908 opening of Taiwan Viceroy’s Office Museum. During 1913, the Qing-dynasty Tianhou Temple in what is now the 228 Peace Memorial Park was torn down to make way for the “Viceroy Kodama Gentaro and Chief Civil Administrator Goto Shinpei Memorial Museum”, which was a new project intended to house the Taiwan Viceroy’s Office Museum collection. It was rechristened the “Museum of Taiwan Province” in 1945 and “Taiwan Provincial Museum” in 1949, before receiving its current title “National Taiwan Museum” in 1999.

Sitting at the other end of Guanqian Road from Taipei Main Station, the National Taiwan Museum features a Grecian façade with towering columns, an acanthus leaves-embellished pediment and a domed hall accentuated by 32 columns, each with an ornate Corinthian capital, in addition to stained-glass skylights through which sunlight filters to cast dazzling patterns on the ground. While sentimentally bearing witness to Taiwan’s history, the Museum offers exhibitions as well as irregular events on a scale much unchanged since its founding.


Historic Sites Art and Cultural Centers Public Art
Guiding Service
Family、Campus teaching
Suggested Months for Visiting
All year
Phone Number
No. 2, Xiangyang Rd., Zhongzheng Dist., Taipei City Taiwan, R.O.C

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Opening Hours

Sunday 09:30 - 17:00
Monday Off day
Tuesday 09:30 - 17:00
Wednesday 09:30 - 17:00
Thursday 09:30 - 17:00
Friday 09:30 - 17:00
Saturday 09:30 - 17:00

Services & Facilities

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


Nearby MRT

R Tamsui-Xinyi Line NTU Hospital

R Tamsui-Xinyi Line Taipei Main Station

G Songshan-Xindian Line Ximen

BL Bannan Line Shandao Temple

G Songshan-Xindian Line Beimen

G Songshan-Xindian Line Xiaonanmen

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  3. 104 Average
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  5. 82 Excellent

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  1. 74 Families
  2. 57 Couples
  3. 106 Solo
  4. 8 Business
  5. 58 Friends
  • 619jeffry

    Essendon, Australia

    See the natural history of Taiwan


    The extraordinary transformation of Taiwan's social and natural history is reflected in this museum. This relic of the Japanese colonial era (1895-1945) has been restored to its former glory, with many exhibits, including birds and animals. Statues of the Japanese founders of the Museum have deservedly been given pride of place. I love this Museum, I visit every time I am in Taipei.
  • Larry-Calif

    San Francisco, California

    Traveler type:

    Con amigos



    This museum is so large with the world's largest collection of priceless Chinese art treasures. I could spend all day here but I was on a tight schedule. So I made it special effort to see a few of the “National Treasures”. Jadeite Cabbage - The cabbage is thought to be a wedding gift because it has a locust on top with a katydid, traditional symbols of fertility. Meat-shaped Stone - A piece of jasper carved into the shape of a slice of Dongpo Pork. I think all the artifacts in the museum are National Treasures. There are audio tapes available The Chinese civilization recorded their HISTORY OF LIFE IN ART FORM ... at the National Palace Museum.
  • oftheplanet

    Appreciate the building than the exhibitions, a quiet and concise architecture


    Appreciate the building and interiors (columns, ceiling, etc.) more than the exhibitions. Though it names "Nation museum" however there are quite few things or exhibitions can see. It is a museum I do like because in Taiwan you seldom can see this clean , simple, and spectacular western style museum. If you would like have some quite time, enjoy the simple art, you are advised to spend one hour to walk around to see this museum. Also, the entry ticket can also cross the road to explore "natural history branch" which also take you around one hour. If the weather is good, you can also stroll the park around national Taiwan museum. You can spend a whole day in this area and enjoy the art, relax and have some meditation.
  • 619je

    Keysborough, Australia

    Museum undergoes amazing transformation


    Years ago, this museum was dank and the exhibits were repaired with sticky tape It has not beeen touched since the Japanese colonial era (1895-1945). Now it has marvelous displays and the building is spick and span. It's walking distance from he Main Train Station. If you only see one museum in Taipei, see this.
  • Pierre E

    Washington DC, District of Columbia



    This is a relatively small museum, but it is packed with interesting artifacts and narrative about the island's history, whether about the aboriginal inhabitants or about its flora and faura. Located in beautiful Peace Park, the museum contains many pictures 100 years old+ of Taiwan's original residents and their villages, as well as many framed and preserved animals, insects, and shell creatures. A very interesting exhibit if you want to learn more about the island, including which native animals are now sadly extinct. A comprehensive visit won't take more than 2 hours tops. See the equally impressive museum across the street for a quick visit to dinosaur land -- ticket for one museum is valid for the other too. Seniors get in free!

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