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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 95 Reviews

Tuesday:09:30 - 17:00

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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

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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Review

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4.5 95 Reviews Write a Review

Traveler rating

  1. 0 Terrible
  2. 0 Poor
  3. 12 Average
  4. 39 Very good
  5. 44 Excellent

Traveler type

  1. 30 Families
  2. 6 Couples
  3. 24 Solo
  4. 2 Business
  5. 12 Friends
  • oftheplanet

    Dinosaurs appear in land bank!

    2020-10

    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

    2020-09

    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

    2020-08

    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.
  • CdnLovesTravel787

    Vancouver, Canadá

    History of Taiwan & Archeological Displays

    2020-02

    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

    2019-08

    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.

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