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National Taiwan Museum 國立臺灣博物館

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4 340 Reviews

Monday: Off day

4.3

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Introduction

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.

Information

Themes
Historic Sites Art and Cultural Centers Public Art
Guiding Service
Booking
Subject
Family、Campus teaching
Suggested Months for Visiting
All year
Phone Number
+886-2-23822566
FAX
+886-2-23822684
Address
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

Transportaiton

Nearby MRT

R Tamsui-Xinyi Line NTU Hospital

Review

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Traveler rating

  1. 4 Terrible
  2. 18 Poor
  3. 102 Average
  4. 139 Very good
  5. 77 Excellent

Traveler type

  1. 71 Families
  2. 56 Couples
  3. 107 Solo
  4. 8 Business
  5. 57 Friends
  • Gene R J

    Silver Spring, Maryland

    2 worthwhile museums at the top of the Peace Park.

    2019-10

    We began our 4 mile circuitous tour by walking 400 m south from our Hotel Relax 2 to this museum. Its prominent dome, seen blocks away, is the dominant feature inside its huge main hall. Reception gave us free senior tickets and we proceeded through the 1st floor's excellent special exhibit of Australian Aboriginal bark art. An elevator took us up to the 3rd floor for the natural history hall where we passed the Chinese pangolin before seeing the interesting and nicely described artifacts from Taiwan's indigenous tribes. Our tickets were also valid across the street at the Land Bank Museum featuring its old 2 story bank vault and an impressive Dinosaur Hall. Both excellent for a short perusal.
  • TheUglyDog

    Orlando, Florida

    Beautiful artifacts from the Dynasties past

    2019-10

    We saw many examples of carvings, pottery, writings and ceramics from the Ming and other dynasties. The museum is well laid out, easy to find your way around and has water available for you on most floors near the rest rooms.
  • scalopages

    Traveler type:

    En solitario

    Under renovation

    2019-10

    Good presentation of natural history discovery in Taiwan and also temporary exhibition of Australian bark art. Part of museum is closed for installation while some interactive medias are not function well. The renovation will be carried out until next year.
  • Sunny_SJ

    Monterrey, California

    Short Visit for a nice cool rest

    2019-10

    We came here on a Friday and it was just a quick stop out of the sun. One whole floor is under renovation and the rest has some exhibitions from the early Japanese explorers. In my humble opinion, If you only have time for one museum visit in Taipei, this is NOT the one.
  • insanitysparks

    Singapore, Singapore

    Good for a short visit to learn about Taiwan

    2019-08

    They have different exhibitions at each level. Good if you are travelling with family, solo or with friends. Although there was construction at one of the exhibitions in one of the floors, the rest of it were still pretty good. I especially liked the ones about the animals.

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