Across the street from the overcrowded National Palace Museum, the Shung Ye Museum of Formosan Aborigines is a hidden gem that showcases the true history of Taiwan. The exhibits... read more
Shung Ye Museum of Formosan Aborigines was officially opened in June 1994...
Shung Ye Museum of Formosan Aborigines was officially opened in June 1994 as an ethnology museum that is dedicated to promoting mutual understanding between different ethnic groups, through research, preservation and exhibition of the material culture of Taiwan indigenous peoples. Through various educational activities, we hope to recall the wordless history and present the multi-cultural phases of Taiwan.
The main displays of the museum introduce the natural environment of Taiwan’s indigenous peoples, their daily utensils, clothing and personal decoration, ritual objects and religious life. Films shown in the museum offer an understanding of the present conditions of the life of Taiwan indigenous peoples. Special indigenous-themed exhibitions, which are expected to be the urban window to tribal culture, are held at regular intervals in the special exhibition room located on the B1 floor.
The establishment of the museum was based on “What is taken from the community is to be used for the good of the community,” the creed of the founder, Chairman Safe. C.F. Lin. He donated his personal collection of Taiwanese indigenous artifacts acquired over many years to the museum only to share with the public. By doing so, Chairman Lin hoped to achieve his ideal, “Love our land; cherish our cultures,” which has been the goal of Shung Ye Museum of Formosan Aborigines that would require people of all ethnicities to accomplish. We look forward to your encouragement and advice.
Hours: Open daily from 09:00 a.m. to 17:00 p.m., Tuesdays to Sundays, and Mondays as national holidays. Closed on regular Mondays and Chinese New Year’s Vacation.
※ Bookings of guided tours are accepted at least 2 weeks in advance. For groups with more than 20 people, a 20% discount of admission is offered.
※The timed guided tour in Mandarin is offered at 2 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays.
※ Audio guide and tablet guide in Mandarin, English, and Japanese are available for rent at the Information Desk on the first floor.
Student & Aborigine: NT$100
The Disabled & Senior over 65: NT$75
The Joint Ticket with the National Palace Museum: NT$320