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National Museum of History, Taipei
(4.2/5 based on 110+ 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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  • 時常會舉辦特展的博物館,特展時的人潮頗多,會大排長龍,如果不是要看特展,記得錯開時間。平時參觀的人不多,門票便宜,可以看到不少文物,值得一逛。 
  • This museum is a little off the beaten track, and houses a small but significant collection of ancient Chinese artifacts. Narrations are in both English and Chinese. The National Palace museum tends t...  more »
  • My friend suggested this place for me visit.We entered free of charge. It is a small museum but its concept and theme is engaging and has educational value. Worth coming back again. There is nice gard...  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!