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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 92 Reviews

Thursday: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
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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  2. 6 Couples
  3. 24 Solo
  4. 2 Business
  5. 12 Friends
  • CdnLovesTravel787

    Vancouver, Canadá

    History of Taiwan & Archeological Displays


    One ticket gives you entry to National Taiwan Museum plus into a building across the street, called Land Bank of Taiwan Bank Museum. Despite the National Taiwan Museum appearing very old and grand inside and out, the only floor open to public was ultra modern in design. This museum covers the evolution of the architecture, history of various ethnic groups which inhabited Taiwan, their tools, geological history and of minerals, conservation, and bio diversity of animal life on this island. Land Bank of Taiwan covers the history of banking on this island and how it evolved, along with the legal system and land ownership. This building is old and just as grand as the one across the street in Peace Park. Within this second building, are taxidermied displays of the animals and birds of Taiwan. Taiwan has 684 species of birds, so they showed only some on a wall. More amazingly, there is a massive dinosaur bone display, even petrified dinosaur eggs. At one end, a lecturer was explaining things to a group in Mandarin. A coffee shop/restaurant is on top level and opens onto a nice garden area with tables & chairs. You can order meals here. I enjoyed the dinosaur display as I do not have one in my home city of Vancouver, Canada. It is a really impressive dinosaur display, not to be missed.
  • yeeonh

    good place to go with kid if it rains


    Not a must but good place to go with kid if it rains can spend you 1-2 hours , my 5yrs old boy loved the place. Building itself and the tiles and wall outside the building also worth to have a look.
  • OoiHongK

    Treasure trove of dinosaurs and more


    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.


    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.


    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.

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