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Liberty Lane and Nylon Cheng Memorial Museum

In honoring the values of Taiwan as a beacon of democracy and freedom of speech, on June 19, 2012, Taipei City Government's municipal meeting approved a proposal to mark Alley 3, Lane 106, Sec. 3, Minquan E. Rd., the site of Nylon Cheng’s self-immolation in a free speech campaign, with a memorial sign bearing the name “Liberty Lane”, which was inaugurated by Taipei Mayor Hau Lung-bin on August 21st of the same year.

Mayor Hao friendliness and tolerance have always been Taipei City’s most valuable cultural assets, and the respect for different cultures, opinions and political ideologies not only lends a touch of gentleness and diversity to the City’s overall ambiance, it also constitutes a critical part of the philosophy underlying life in Taipei. This explains why Liberty Lane and Nylon Cheng Memorial Museum are significant in terms of tourism and culture, and also why they are a critical asset in Taiwan’s democratic education for the younger generation.

Nylon Cheng Memorial Museum in Liberty Lane was built on the former office site of the now-discontinued Freedom Era Weekly. The entrance is decorated with a bronze statue and a huge portrait of Cheng. In the solemn space inside the building, there is a memorabilia display which contains Cheng’s personal items, manuscripts, memorabilia and photographs of his activism in democratic movements and old publications of Freedom Era Weekly. Currently receiving visitors on a reservation basis, the museum provides insights into the sacrifice and contributions made by this Taiwanese martyr of democracy and free speech through documentaries and guided tours. Visitors are expected to develop newfound respect for this martyred hero of democracy, and understand why the City government is making every effort to uphold free speech as a hard-earned, prized asset.

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Themes
Art and Cultural Centers Family Activities
Subject
Family、Campus teaching
Suggested Months for Visiting
All year
Administration
DENG LIBERTY FOUNDATION
Contact Person
Nylon Cheng Memorial Museum
Phone Number
+886-2-25468766
Address
Alley 3, Lane 106, Sec. 3, Minquan E. Rd., Songshan Dist., Taipei City Taiwan, R.O.C

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Opening Hours

Open Tue.-Sat. 10 AM-5 PM. Please call the museum for a guided tour for 3 or more persons.

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  • Jason E

    Traveler type:

    En solitario

    Unusual museum, very well presented

    2017-03

    A small museum, rather hard to find (though I have no smart phone and I did make the mistake of going to the wrong MRT station - for the record you need Zhongshan Junior High School not Zhongshan Elementary School!) Very informative video relates the life and death of Nylon Cheng in 20 minutes, then you get to see the very office where he committed his final act of protest. It is a very moving experience. The exhibition is in Chinese but a very helpful member of the staff talked me through it over about half an hour or so. I was prompted to go here after seeing an excellent bust if Nylon Cheng at the 228 Museum. After inquiring of volunteer there who the gentleman was she told me a little of his story and then gave me details of this museum. Thank you Madam! Taiwanese people are so friendly. Great museum, it's free though I gave a small donation. See the pictures btw - you have to ring the buzzer - it's just one floor in what appears to be a residential block of flats. 10/10.
  • Avery M

    Traveler type:

    En solitario

    Most amazing museum you'll never find in a guidebook

    2016-11

    I heard about this museum from a former English language volunteer. This was the highlight of my trip to Taipei, it's extremely moving and definitely belongs in a top 5 list for the historically minded traveler. Obviously it is a little too shocking to be found in a guidebook, though. The museum is located in the actual apartment that Nylon Cheng burnt down when he self-immolated. It contains many real burnt letters, recovered from the apartment, of his correspondence with Amnesty International and other international organizations. There is not a lot of English guidance, but right now there is a movie exhibit in the entrance room and they can play an English movie for you if you ask. It's a small place but emotionally powerful and free to visit.
  • Christopher C

    Seattle, Washington, United States

    Traveler type:

    En pareja

    A beautiful man worth recognition for freedom fighters everywhere.

    2015-12

    We were lucky enough to hear about this site from a volunteer at the 228 Memorial Peace Museum. She said, "if you are interested to learn more, follow up here." Of course I was. :D It took awhile to find as this history is still new in Taiwan after having been oppressed for over 40 years. The memorial is in the actual building of Nylons magazine and where he immolated himself. Words cannot describe. Other than 228, I left with tears in my eyes. This is not for the fairweather traveler, rather, for those of us who want to immerse ourselves in the human struggle and for those who support the ones who have fought so hard for the things many of us now take for granted. Long live Nylon and his message!

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