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National Museum of History, Taipei
(4.2/5 based on 100+ 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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  • We find two reviews from TripAdvisor. One is 4 May 2012 and the other is 28 March 2016. Obviously these reviews are about National Palace Museum( NPM), not National Museum of History( NMH). The NMH is...  more »
  • I put five bullets in this Museum, little visited by tourists for its unmissable and unique collection of Tang ceramics. The other Chinese art artifacts displayed are not to be overlooked. Very good bookshop, you can shop for ceramic objects of good quality and at very reasonable prices, something to replace usual souvenirs. Open from 10 to 18 every day except Monday, admission TWD 30. Don't miss the nearby botanical garden.
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  • From the Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall MRT station to the West about 500 m.  Hall 10 a.m. the admission after a break in the Chinese garden in front of the door. First of all, great focused exhibition of Tang.  Mainland China's historic jade and bronzes, etc..  It is, admission is 30 yuan (about 100 yen) in the NPM 250 featured are exhibits with entrance fee a rip-off (it was worth it), but even it seems.  National treasures of prehistoric stone age: ceramics, spring and Autumn Warring States period bronze, Tang, five important cultural relics (important cultural property) 42 points, etc..  100 yen, so great to see the slow and can take pictures. Ware, ware Temple face Chin grave beast is another Wow only.  Visitors total Kaikan is about 10 people, Japanese people are not. Again, you can see slowly. You can watch.  Spring and autumn's bronze, a beast side Crest Ding of the era.  Also was on display on the ground floor, Stone Pagoda of Oita and in hitoyoshi and was introduced with effect from here with deep emotion. Japan-language brochure is compared to the forbidden city a great many times.  From Taipei main station on the second red line is 2 stops required in places.
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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!