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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 84 Reviews Write a Review

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  1. 0 Terrible
  2. 0 Poor
  3. 10 Average
  4. 36 Very good
  5. 38 Excellent

Traveler type

  1. 28 Families
  2. 6 Couples
  3. 24 Solo
  4. 2 Business
  5. 12 Friends
  • 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.
  • TangCS74

    Singapur

    Traveler type:

    En solitario

    Very worth it.

    2018-07

    Price : NTD 30, can pay by easycard. Inclusive of ticket to National Taiwan Museum across the road. Location : Mrt station NTU Hospital Station. Walk north along GongYuan road then turn left towards XiangYang road. The museum is opposite the National Taiwan , Very welcoming exhibition hall with paid lockers to keep your stuff while viewing the exhibits. A good place with strong aircon to spend the day away from the summer heat wave. Even if you are not visiting the museum exhibits you can still sit around on the benches and have a good rest. Staffs are friendly and there’s a cafe on the second level and as well as washroom. First part of the exhibitions is about the history, vault and evolution of the equipment used in its banking history. There are many important historical relics in the ‘vault’. Words can’t simply described its importance. You just have to come and take a look. The architectural renovation and restoration of the Land Bank is at third floor in the museum. The second part of the museum is the display of a widely known range of dinosaur remains & stuffed specimen of indigenous mammal. The dinosaurs display are cleverly placed and hung up on the roof, given the small floor space. On the second level we see a wide range of dinosaur skulls. Although one couldn’t determine the authenticity of the bones, yet it was a conscientious attempt to educate its visitors of the evolution of earth’s past inhabitants. A real jewel in the city.

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