National Taiwan Museum

National Taiwan Museum, Zhongzheng District: Hours, Address, National Taiwan Museum Reviews: 4/5

National Taiwan Museum
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Tuesday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM

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Jeffry b
Essendon, Australia8,671 contributions
See the natural history of Taiwan
Aug 2021
The extraordinary transformation of Taiwan's social and natural history is reflected in this museum. This relic of the Japanese colonial era (1895-1945) has been restored to its former glory, with many exhibits, including birds and animals. Statues of the Japanese founders of the Museum have deservedly been given pride of place. I love this Museum, I visit every time I am in Taipei.
Written 11 August 2021
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Larry-Calif
San Francisco, CA321 contributions
HISTORY OF LIFE IN ART FORM
Jan 2020 • Friends
This museum is so large with the world's largest collection of priceless Chinese art treasures.

I could spend all day here but I was on a tight schedule. So I made it special effort to see a few of the “National Treasures”.

Jadeite Cabbage -
The cabbage is thought to be a wedding gift because it has a locust on top with a katydid, traditional symbols of fertility.

Meat-shaped Stone -
A piece of jasper carved into the shape of a slice of Dongpo Pork.

I think all the artifacts in the museum are National Treasures.

There are audio tapes available
The Chinese civilization recorded their HISTORY OF LIFE IN ART FORM ... at the National Palace Museum.
Written 1 December 2020
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Breeze
740 contributions
Appreciate the building than the exhibitions, a quiet and concise architecture
Oct 2020
Appreciate the building and interiors (columns, ceiling, etc.) more than the exhibitions. Though it names "Nation museum" however there are quite few things or exhibitions can see.

It is a museum I do like because in Taiwan you seldom can see this clean , simple, and spectacular western style museum. If you would like have some quite time, enjoy the simple art, you are advised to spend one hour to walk around to see this museum.

Also, the entry ticket can also cross the road to explore "natural history branch" which also take you around one hour.

If the weather is good, you can also stroll the park around national Taiwan museum. You can spend a whole day in this area and enjoy the art, relax and have some meditation.
Written 15 October 2020
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jeffryb
Keysborough, Australia371 contributions
Museum undergoes amazing transformation
Aug 2020
Years ago, this museum was dank and the exhibits were repaired with sticky tape It has not beeen touched since the Japanese colonial era (1895-1945). Now it has marvelous displays and the building is spick and span. It's walking distance from he Main Train Station. If you only see one museum in Taipei, see this.
Written 21 September 2020
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DCEuropa
Washington DC, DC345 contributions
Worthwhile
Mar 2020
This is a relatively small museum, but it is packed with interesting artifacts and narrative about the island's history, whether about the aboriginal inhabitants or about its flora and faura. Located in beautiful Peace Park, the museum contains many pictures 100 years old+ of Taiwan's original residents and their villages, as well as many framed and preserved animals, insects, and shell creatures. A very interesting exhibit if you want to learn more about the island, including which native animals are now sadly extinct. A comprehensive visit won't take more than 2 hours tops. See the equally impressive museum across the street for a quick visit to dinosaur land -- ticket for one museum is valid for the other too. Seniors get in free!
Written 15 March 2020
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Jeffry b
Essendon, Australia8,671 contributions
Japan's gift to Taiwan
Jan 2020
The Museum was built during the Japanese colonial era (1895-1945). It has been renovated beautifully, it is well worth the small entry fee. At the moment there is a very impressive exhibition of Australian Aboriginal art on show. You learn a lot about Taiwan's people and fauna.
Written 28 January 2020
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jbushman2017
Fresno, CA408 contributions
Nice Building, Little to See
Jan 2020 • Couples
When museum that has the word NATIONAL in front of it I expect a lot and there is very little here and really nothing of quality. I can not speak to the other reviewers but I visited the museum today and this is what I found. The building is a nice, though smallish, exhibit hall with 4 floors. Tickets cost 30NTD or 1 US dollar. Two of the floors were closed (the basement and floor 2). Floor 1 had an exhibit on Australian bark paintings. Yes these were nice but I came to see the permanent collection and to learn about Taiwan. The 3rd floor, the only floor with Taiwan focused stuff essentially only had an exhibit on the early anthropological pioneers who came to Taiwan to collect specimens for the museum. So there were some stuffed small animals and some large scale models of some of the insects on the island, and biographical info on the collectors but that was it, a museum with next to know viewable collection! No dinosaurs, no dioramas with large mammals, really little to be seen. Thirty minutes top to bottom and my wife and I were ready to go. Now the museum was on our way as we were passing though the area, so for a 1 dollar ticket I did not mind spending 30 minutes here, but do not make go out of your way to come here, it is just not worth it.
Written 12 January 2020
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MChan
29 contributions
A comfortable and modern theatre
Dec 2019 • Family
This place is awesome. Unluckily, the weather is bad when we were there, otherwise, you can take good pictures in the sky garden (which is exactly located on 6/F).
We saw a lot of funny exhibits there. Even kids won’t be bored.
Of course, it is more recommended for arts lovers.
Written 31 December 2019
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Gene R J
Silver Spring, MD6,315 contributions
2 worthwhile museums at the top of the Peace Park.
Oct 2019
We began our 4 mile circuitous tour by walking 400 m south from our Hotel Relax 2 to this museum. Its prominent dome, seen blocks away, is the dominant feature inside its huge main hall.
Reception gave us free senior tickets and we proceeded through the 1st floor's excellent special exhibit of Australian Aboriginal bark art. An elevator took us up to the 3rd floor for the natural history hall where we passed the Chinese pangolin before seeing the interesting and nicely described artifacts from Taiwan's indigenous tribes.
Our tickets were also valid across the street at the Land Bank Museum featuring its old 2 story bank vault and an impressive Dinosaur Hall.
Both excellent for a short perusal.
Written 29 October 2019
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TheUglyDog
Orlando, FL241 contributions
Beautiful artifacts from the Dynasties past
Oct 2019
We saw many examples of carvings, pottery, writings and ceramics from the Ming and other dynasties. The museum is well laid out, easy to find your way around and has water available for you on most floors near the rest rooms.
Written 28 October 2019
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National Taiwan Museum is open:
  • Tue - Sun 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM