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National Palace Museum

No.221, Sec.2, Zhishan Rd, Shilin Dist, Taipei 11143, Taiwan
+886 2 2881 2021
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This extraordinary collection of historic art treasures, fascinating for its depth and breadth, has miraculously escaped destruction over hundreds of years. Some pieces date back to the tenth century.
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  • Average16%
  • Poor3%
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
No.221, Sec.2, Zhishan Rd, Shilin Dist, Taipei 11143, Taiwan
Shihlin District
+886 2 2881 2021
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I'm a quiet sort of person. I don't like being herded around like a farm animal, so this museum was a little bit challenging at times. However, once you get through the main entrance (which is like a cattle yard), the museum is so big...More

Thank Gnome G
Reviewed 3 days ago

The visit gets better each time. When young, I was told to go, but did not truly appreciate the progression of history through the displays, This is my 5th visit, 9 years from the last time, we went to the museum in the late Saturday...More

Thank Julia T
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

A trip to the National Palace Museum is well worth the journey. It's pretty easy to get there, take the red line MRT to Shillin where you will find plenty of buses heading in that direction. They will have National Palace Museum wrote on the...More

1  Thank Zoe G
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Spent a rainy day at the National Palace Museum. Some cool calligraphy exhibits as well as a number of jade tools from antiquity. There was also an interesting info graphic that showed the timeline for the dynasties relative to cultures around the world. The high...More

Thank Travis C
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

My last visit was about 18 years ago when it was a musty and dark place which still dazzled because of its outstanding collection of Chinese art and artifacts. Today, it's been revamped and renovated into a modern museum that can show off its high...More

Thank weiwei_sg
Reviewed 5 days ago

A world-class collection of artefacts, spaciously set out and clearly displayed, many dating back thousands of years. Audio aids available at entrance if not with a guide.

Thank georgeroo
Reviewed 5 days ago

A bit costly and full of idiots who prefer to take pictures than to stop and look at what they are seeing. Museum has some great pieces and a good variety of styles. I am not artsy, but I appreciate a nice museum - and...More

Thank Nippstik
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I am not one who would normally visit a museum but this one was a good experience. Must be there early before the crowd comes in. Well-organized place. It's a leisure walk around to see everything brought into Taiwan in the past. I learnt more...More

Thank geehwc
Reviewed 6 days ago

The collection here of ancient Chinese artifacts covering four dynasties is very, very impressive in quality, range and number. The museum building itself is necessarily enormous but relatively easy to navigate through to displays of bronze, jade, art, ceramics, pottery etc (many items of which...More

3  Thank paug178
Reviewed 1 week ago

We took the metro and the bus to the National Palace Museum. Please be aware when riding the bus, they only takes exact change. The entry fee to the museum takes credit card. I was disappointed with the displays because I expected more historical paintings...More

Thank tsem619
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I know it's a hundred years later, but we adopted from China and are going back and I can't find word one on the children's activity center at the forbidden city. Can you offer a clue as to where in the complex it may be? thank you so much
10 June 2017|
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Response from James K | Reviewed this property |
紫禁城? There are many 故宮 in China, as long as they were once Palace, they can be referred to as 故宮。 故 means Old, 宮 means Palace, so there are at least three 故宮博物館 in China. One is in Beijing, one in Nanjing, and the other... More
Is it possible to book a private guide inside the museum?
27 May 2017|
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Response from Daryl S | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can and in a variety of languages. Be aware that this museum can get quite busy during the day so you may want to contact them in advance to check. I unfortunately cannot remember if there was any cost involved.
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How to get here my metro from taipei main station?
11 April 2017|
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Response from Caro G | Reviewed this property |
Take the MRT Tamsui-Xinyi Line to the Shilin Station and take bus R30 (Red 30 - Low-floor bus) to the National Palace Museum. Other routes that will take you to and near the Museum plaza are buses 255, 304, 815 (Sanchung... More