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National Museum of History, Taipei

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History Museum
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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TripAdvisor
  • Excellent. I was told, they have many artifacts, and rotates them for public to see. Go get an Audio Guide. Go early, so that you avoid the tour busloads of tourists.  more »
  • This is not a big museum, and an hour would easily be plenty of time to see around. When I went there was an exhibition of beautiful Chinese scrolls celebrating the year of the cockerel, where I learn...  more »
  • Good and complete museum of Chinese history with artifacts recovered from Japan after the Occupation, and taken from China after the Revolution. Special Exhibits also. Worth a trip.  more »
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  • 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.
  • 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)
  • 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.
  • Kind of disappointed, but it's my own fault for not checking what kind of museum it was before going… it's not but a history museum to me, but more like an art museum with lots of paintings and artefacts ! So the only history I could find was about that or exhibiting artists. But if you like that, you'll love it.
  • 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.