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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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4.5 99 Reviews

Saturday:09:30 - 17:00




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.


Historic Sites Art and Cultural Centers
Guiding Service
Family、Campus teaching
Suggested Months for Visiting
All year
Phone Number
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


Nearby MRT

R Tamsui-Xinyi Line NTU Hospital

R Tamsui-Xinyi Line Taipei Main Station

G Songshan-Xindian Line Ximen

G Songshan-Xindian Line Beimen

BL Bannan Line Shandao Temple

G Songshan-Xindian Line Xiaonanmen

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  3. 13 Average
  4. 39 Very good
  5. 47 Excellent

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  1. 30 Families
  2. 8 Couples
  3. 24 Solo
  4. 2 Business
  5. 12 Friends
  • 619jeffry

    Essendon, Australia

    Banking chamber is full of dinosaurs


    The Kangyo Bank, a major Japanese bank in Taiwan during the Japanese colonial era (1895-1945) constructed this magnificent banking chamber with the intention of demonstrating the bank's soundness to its depositors. Following Taiwan's Retrocession to the Republic of China in 1945, the banking chamber was occupied by the Land Bank of Taiwan, a major financial institution. These days, the Land Bank Exhibition Hall, in association with the National Taiwan Museum, is full of dinosaur skeletons, which are sure to enthrall palentologsts of all ages.
  • 619jeffry

    Essendon, Australia

    Kids will love the dinosaurs


    During the Japanese colonial period (1895-1945) it was assumed that Taiwan would be part of the Japanese Empire forever. The Kangyo Bank is one example of this long-term philosophy -- this magnificent banking chamber was built to last. When Taiwan was returned to the Republic of China, it became part of the Land Bank of Taiwan. These days, it's part of the National Taiwan Museum with a collection of dinosaur skeletons that will leave kids enthralled. By the way, there's a small entry fee.
  • oftheplanet

    Dinosaurs appear in land bank!


    Amazing place! It can lead you to the ancient time and Taiwan history journey, most important of all, you can feel "treasure" in this magic place. I've been here years ago and visited again, still felt exciting and love to see so various things mix together (Land bank vault, dinosaurs). It is a good place for the family and couples, adults and kids. If you are interested in the ancient animals ("Friend" -Ross Geller), you definitely love this magic exhibition. If you are interested how to be rich and be an investor, you certainly love Land bank and its history. It is a place to explore and enrich your vision and you can spend time here to get fun.
  • thisiszoerose

    Traveler type:

    En familia

    Good for kiddos


    Small but plenty of dinosaur skeletons to look at if that's what your kids are into. There are elevators for those with strollers but the exhibit path on the 2nd floor is a bit narrow and there are some steps, so best to leave the stroller at home if possible.
  • 619jeffry

    Essendon, Australia

    Japanese bank becomes natural history museum


    The Japanese colonial era (1845-1945) was a time for constructing grand buildings, such as the Kangyo Bank, see here. The office later became the Land Bank of Taiwan. Later, the Exhibition Hall later became the National Taiwan Museum, dedicated to Natural History. There are enough exhibits to keep the kids occupited for a couple of hours. By the way, there is a modest entry fee.

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