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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  • You can enjoy the historical artifacts of the culture of the Chinese nation. In particular, Tang sight. Can't see much in the National Palace Museum for the vessels. If you tired, in the coffee shop of the hotel break even better. Nice view of the garden from the window.
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  • Like to go to the Sboll Museum, there is a special exhibition of activity, so that we can with the world Art track, based on the National Sboll Museum, you can see art works around the world! The Botanical gardens and the South China Sea galleries behind the museum are really a place to forget. The museum's upstairs coffee seat is also the best place to see the lotus flower in summer!
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  • Full disclosure, I'm not a museum buff but I do appreciate history and culture. First of all, getting to the museum by local transport was fairly easy. The outside grounds were quite beautiful and und...  more »
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  • A great museum at a great price! Definitely recommend this place to anyone visiting Taipei or even if you if in Taipei and are looking for something great to do that does not cost you much money, I highly recommend that you check this place out. PS: Also, good to note that net door is the botanical gardens, a free other great thing to check out.
  • Every time we visited Taipei Botanical Garden, we came here. They have excellent exhibitions, and we really enjoyed our rational and emotional jouney here. It is worthy of visiting here at least once every month.
  • Nice and quiet, although the collection is small. But pro's: some modern art; cheap admission; very few visitors, hence quiet; you can dine in, although just the exhibition, you don't have many choices. Ideal for a local visitor to spend half quiet day.
  • 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.
  • I loved my visit here. The artworks and artifacts are interesting & worth visiting.

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