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National Museum of History, Taipei

(4.1/5 based on 130+ 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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  • By bus from the MRT Shilin. Morning 8 a.m. buses jam nearly 20 minutes will take home a 10-bit is. Weekdays open immediately after the 11 a.m. is not so much in batting and the group in front, if you are after that noisy. Many may become stress for manners who appreciate the quiet, even picky people. It might be thought that Museum. I went 6 months ago, but as half as trade has changed. We mainly watch the featured exhibition: if not for the first time, and compact. Large pieces of luggage and Zach will deposit the coin return locker was right, but easy to understand.
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  • I'd agree with many positive reviews here but you need to love arts so much to ignore the fact it's a history museum. I felt an overwhelming topics are about art and even guessed all the fundings for ...  more »
  • I like it when Museums show actual artefacts, as opposed to a photo collection of artefacts. If you like the old, then this place is THE place to go to.  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!