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National Museum of History, Taipei

(4.1/5 based on 120 reviews on the web)
The imposing Ming- and Qing-style structure of National Museum of History houses a wealth of Chinese historical artifacts and artworks. Established in 1956, the museum covers four stories, across which you'll find collections that date all the way back to the Neolithic period, through the ancient dynasties of China, and up to the contemporary era. Aside from the Chinese displays, look out for special exhibitions of relics from around the world. Most exhibits' explanations come in Chinese only, but you can arrange a guided tour in English. Use our Taipei tour planner to arrange your visit to National Museum of History and other attractions in Taipei.
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  • I had planned to kill a couple of hours here before catching a train but try as hard as I could I was outside twiddling my thumbs inside 30 minutes :( a couple of the floors were closed for renos and ...  more »
  • 位在台北植物園旁的國立歷史博物館,是學校校外教學的景點,裡面有很多中國及些許台灣的歷史文化展覽。另外,不定時會有特展可參觀,例如:迪士尼展、皮克斯動畫展,建議看完展覽後可以順道遊覽植物園。 
  • This National Museum of History has a very nice collection of art and historic artifacts. There is no large crowd like in the Palace Museum. The Lunchroom is great for coffee and lunch while looking o...  more »
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  • The fourth floor is amazing! Not too into modern/contemporary art, but those exhibits were pretty good.
  • It doesn't actually have much history in the permanent collection. The pottery and figurines can probably be found in major North American museums. However, the rotating exhibition can be quite interesting and for the price of $30 NT you can't go wrong. You can probably finish in 1 to 2 hours since it's not very big. It's in the Botanical Garden and beside the lotus pond.
  • Small but its ok, nice exhibitions including photos, pottery, paintings and statues, also theres a nice interactive game where you need to mimic the charcter stance
  • Nice exhibit collections. Could easily spend a good part of a day here. Café overlooks the lake which is a quiet and tranquil place for a break.
  • This museum is situated right at the Botanical Garden of Taipei and very close to Xiaonanmen Station. Both are great visits and due to their size finishable within about 3 hours or maybe less. A great combination of nature, history & art. The beautiful museum building has interesting exhibitions covering historical findings to contemporary art. Further it offers a small cafe with a wonderful view onto the Botanical Garden's Lotus Pond. Big recommendation!