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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  • If you do not want to go to the Sboll, and the traffic is more convenient, the museum is enough to allow foreign visitors to enjoy the journey of humanity; The tea house was unexpectedly beautiful and quiet, which he had no experience of.
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  • This is Nikki next door in the Taipei Botanical Garden Chinese palace style architecture. I think with the construction of the MRT had at first road (Nankai line) opening of transportation will be much better. Paying entrance fees adults 30 and enter the building was exhibits archaeological materials such as earthenware, ceramics and calligraphy. Marine paintings with contemporary art by the way Jiang Ming's exhibition was being held. Too much who is perhaps a minor Museum, can be visited slowly. Overlooking the hotel's Lounge from the Taipei Botanical Garden is spectacular.
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  • We were lucky to catch a photography exhibition here about the history and contemporary photography of Taiwan which was a great exhibit. There were some less than notable art exhibits on other floors....  more »
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  • 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.
  • Umm... false advertising. Extremely boring. There are no statues or jade or ancient artefacts... it's pictures and photos.....
  • nothing to do with history. some pics and floors upstairs were private gallary. why is it called 'history'

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