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. For National Museum of History and beyond, use our Taipei route maker tool to get the most from your Taipei vacation.
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  • There is precisely nothing here on the history of Taiwan or Taipei. Or, for that matter, anywhere in Asia. Rotating displays of art pieces and photography is what you get but you could hardly call it ...  more »
  • A little disappointed because the 3rd flood was closed which is where all the old artifacts were suppose to be. The other floors were made up of temporary exhibits of photography. The photography from...  more »
  • The National Sboll Museum is in place in the area of convenient transportation, there is exhibition, tickets to a unanimous vote as long as 30 yuan, to participate in historical relics, ancient objects, after the experience of the Sboll museum just Good can go to the adjacent botanical garden to participate!
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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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