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National Taiwan Museum (Taiwan Land Bank Exhibition Hall) 國立臺灣博物館 (土銀展示館)

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Introduction

The National Taiwan Museum is a paleontology exhibition center focusing on natural history, and located directly opposite the Taipei 2/28 Memorial Peace Park . The museum reuses the historic site of the Kangyo Bank, which was built during the Japanese Colonial Period. The museum’s stone building has huge Roman colonnades in the exterior. The walls are made using the approach where the mortar joints are filled first. The cast iron windows use pulleys and movement weights for effort-saving up and down opening and closing, and embossed glass and hexagonal wire mesh is inserted in each window. Structural technology and workmanship are evident throughout this historic building. The three-story high lobby is decorated with plaster relief sculpture plates. A variety of paleontological specimens, large-scale dinosaur models and the specimen of elephant Lin Wang are displayed in the museum. In addition, exhibitions of the history, vault and architectural renovation of the Land Bank are permanently held in the museum.

Information

Themes
Historic Sites Art and Cultural Centers
Guiding Service
Booking
Subject
Family、Campus teaching
Suggested Months for Visiting
All year
Address
No. 25, 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
  • Lost and found
  • Broadcast Service
  • Locker

Transportaiton

Nearby MRT

R Tamsui-Xinyi Line NTU Hospital

Review

TripAdvisor Reviews

4.5 74 Reviews Write a Review

Traveler rating

  1. 0 Terrible
  2. 0 Poor
  3. 10 Average
  4. 37 Very good
  5. 38 Excellent

Traveler type

  1. 28 Families
  2. 6 Couples
  3. 24 Solo
  4. 2 Business
  5. 12 Friends
  • OoiHongK

    Treasure trove of dinosaurs and more

    2019-11

    We find the Land Bank Museum very interesting. For natural science fans, can easily spend a few hours here. This museum used to be a working bank. So there is an old bank vault (two-storey) open to visitors on the ground floor. No gold bullion though. But the highlight of the museum is its explanation of evolution and the display of all-things dinosaurs. There is also a skeleton of a woolly mammoth that has just returned from a loan-out. Watch out for the interactive displays on the upper floor for kids. There is also a small cafe on the upper level with limited seats and food. We only managed to try their cakes and coffee because their lunch sets were all sold out. It was a busy Sunday after all.
  • chitownsam

    Chicago, Illinois

    Traveler type:

    En pareja

    Two different buildings. Interesting exhibits.

    2019-01

    We started in the Land Bank building with exhibits about land ownership - in a vault - and dinosaurs. While the total space isn’t particularly large, we enjoyed it. There is a small cafeteria on the second floor serving drinks and light meals. We next went across the street to the other building. They currently have a special exhibit on the extraordinary relationship between some plants and insects. Most of the exhibits on the second floor including that of indigenous people is closed for an indeterminate amount of time for renovations. We also enjoyed the third floor with exhibits on Taiwanese flora and fauna.
  • tfizzle

    Portland, Oregón

    Traveler type:

    En solitario

    Great museum on evolution of animals and for kids.

    2018-12

    I was very impressed by this museum and it was about $1 to get in. Great presentation on the history of evolution with great dinosaur replicas and original specimens (great woolly mammoth). Great visual walk through with life size specifmens. can do in 60-90 minutes. Interestingly, this is housed in a former bank and there is an interesting banking history exhibit also. This ticket also gets you into the National Museum across the street.
  • hanhbui204

    Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

    Traveler type:

    Con amigos

    Some good knowledge to learn about

    2018-10

    There is information about the bank of taiwan, then the knowledge about biology animals. The visit can take around 1 hours and the price is cheap 30 NT
  • weiantheman

    Singapur, Singapur

    Traveler type:

    En familia

    First visit to Natuonal Taiwan Museum

    2018-09

    Small place. But the dinosaur exhibition is worth the 60NT. Decent cafe at the end of the exhibition where we took a short breather before heading off for our next activity.

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