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National Museum of History, Taipei

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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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  • This little museum is right next to the Botanical Gardens is is perhaps one of the less popular museums in Taipei. The exhibit is a wealth of wonder and historical value. Very much interesting to see ...  more »
  • Taipei Botanical Garden went through. As a small museum in addition to the permanent exhibition, three exhibition was opened was seen play book, Museum of ancient pottery warriors from modern painting. In the atmosphere is less a national treasure and exhibits, visitors have had, so we could see. In the botanical gardens view from Café and restrooms will be healed.
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  • Taiwan lacks a proper history museum dedicated to the cultural and political history of the island, particularly its recent history as the Republic of China. In place of such a museum is this one. Its permanent exhibitions include exquisite archaeological artifacts, but all are from the mainland. I thought the most relevant exhibition is the one on Taiwanese indigenous art called ”Amazing Homeland”, which only runs until early September 2017. The other exhibitions -- Picasso and Paris-inspired art -- are more European than Taiwanese. I hope they can curate a more comprehensive collection that presents Taiwan’s rich history and highlights the country’s economic progress and democratic ideals.
  • Good if you want to learn more about Taiwanese history and culture. There aren't many aboriginal stuff though. It's more about the Chinese heritage of Taiwan. It's cheap though. Give it a try.
  • This is a lovely museum of red brick walls and green tiled roofs. The museum's array of interesting collection comprises mainly Chinese cultural relics such as bronze ware, pottery and water colour paintings. This place is definitely worth a visit.
  • NT$30 entry. this contains many artifacts returned by the Japanese government. If you like those kind of stuff this is worth paying to. Otherwise I recommend going to NTRCI (just beside the museum)
  • I expected to know more about the history of Taiwan rather seeing a (more or less) similar collection if ancient Chinese items in National Palace Museum, though they are very very beautiful and sophisticated. Perhaps the name of the museum is a but misleading. The good points: nice arrange of exhibition, location is close to MRT station, well accompanied with the beautiful botanic garden, reasonable tickets. Will come back.

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