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Chimei Museum, Tainan

(4.6/5 based on 650+ reviews on the web)
Discover one of the world's largest collections of violins at Chimei Museum, packed with artworks, music instruments, artifacts of warfare, and natural history displays. Those with an interest in military history flock to the collection of ancient weapons, split up into a European and non-European exhibit. Amenities include a cafe and gift shop. Put Chimei Museum at the forefront of your travel plans using our Tainan tour planner.
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  • 可預約導覽服務,導覽人員解說詳細又不會讓人覺得無趣,館內參觀動線規劃順暢,但可稍作休息的空間或座位區稍少,館藏作品多為創辦人的喜好收藏,館外的環境規劃亦相當歐式,還有戶外公園,然而大多為空曠的草地,較少可遮蔽的樹蔭,不建議在夏天大太陽下於戶外草地停留過久。  more »
  • Chimei Museum is the most spectacular museum in all of Taiwan.There are collections of taxidermy, armour from different ages, sculptures, copies and artwork from all of Europe from Medieval times unti...  more »
  • If you are you should see this museum Tainanda. in addition to the works of art in their natural habitat and animals parts so beautifully crafted. You should take the time here to take pictures inside the forbidden. The garden is beautiful.
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  • Super huge modern museum - they show weapons from different times and cultures. Taking photos is not allowed. Air conditioning works well :)). 1 fancy restaurant and 1 coffee shop inside / outside. Bus transfer from the train station available.
  • Great collection of fine art pieces - exhibition highlights included sculptures from Rodin & his coterie (Camille Claudel et Al), a couple of small Dali sculptures, and a round up of classical painting from 17th to 20th Centuries. My suggestion is unless you're with young children, to skip the natural history exhibition, as it's a tad cheesy and dull. Also, photography is not allowed inside the museum. Fascinating, well put together, and definitely not what you'd expect to find in Tainan!
  • I spent 6 hours here a loved everything from the cafe to the artwork. The audio guide explains the art pieces perfectly and their importance. What I did not appreciate was the lack of self awareness by the visitors and staff. Constantly nudging into each other and allowing children to rampage through the fine art gallery why the staff looked on with their 'be quiet' signs is a disgrace. Chimei should be ashamed. These types of visitors need to start thinking about others rather then themselves. Cutting in front of someone for 10 seconds and reading one tenth of a display card while someone else is reading and enjoying a piece of art just so you can say, "FIRST" is impolite.
  • Beautiful exhibit with many contents & precious artifacts, however, it is ridiculous not to allow photography within the premises. It is not as if they are protecting national treasure or any of such sorts, even sacred places in other nations permit photography.
  • An amazing museum in Tainan with a large collection of art! I had two and a half hours to spend, there but felt like I could have spent an entire day!