National Taiwan Museum Taiwan of Land Bank Exhibition Hall, Taipei

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4.3/5 based on 35+ reviews on the web
The National Taiwan Museum, established in 1908, is the oldest museum in Taiwan. It was founded by the colonial government during Taiwan's period of Japanese rule. The museum is located in Zhongzheng District, Taipei.HistoryEstablished in 1908, the museum is the oldest in Taiwan. The colonial government of Japan set up the Taiwan Governor Museum on October 24, 1908, to commemorate the inauguration of the North-South Railway. The museum had a collection of over 10,000 items in its initial stages. In 1915, the new building of the museum in Taipei New Park was inaugurated and became one of the major public buildings during Japanese rule.Under the Nationalist-rule government, the Department of Education of the Taiwan Provincial Government took over the administration of the museum in 1949 and renamed it "Taiwan Provincial Museum" until 1999.The museum underwent two major renovations in 1961 and 1994 respectively. Since 1999, the museum has been administered by the Central Government and renamed "National Taiwan Museum." Throughout the years of war and political transition and after twice being renamed, it stands as the only museum established during the colonial years, which is still in operation on its original site.For a century, since the Qing dynasty, the museum has been standing in front of the Taipei Main Station, on the north-south and east-west pivotal crossroads of old Taipei. Its elegant architecture, abundant collections and unique geographical position have made the museum an important landmark in Taipei. In 1998, the Ministry of the Interior declared the museum a "National Heritage." The museum has witnessed Taiwan's history and recorded its natural and humanitarian developments. Through this window, one may catch a glimpse of Taiwan's evolution with regard to the fields of earth sciences, humanitarian developments, zoology, and botany.
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  • Near the metro station. Not many visitors. You can visit it for free if you bought a ticket of National Taiwan Museum. NT 25 for students. The first floor is the exhibition of the history of money whi...  read more »
  • From the Taipei main station to the South about 500 meters. In the corner of the intersection across from the main building. Lesser number of specimens is a powerful whole-body skeletal model is enough. There are also explanations of Japan. Discover the children have written parasaurolophus panels, and Spinosaurus. Children this letter with the grave situation, noted Museum came to answer. Sure, does anyone really corrected and modified that is.
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  • In front of the 228 Park went straight South from Taipei railway station, National Museum. It is a branch of the National Museum. Current cultural property building is the Japan times Japan Dai-Ichi kangyo Bank Taipei branch office. Land Bank of Taiwan after World War II. There is stone made the design of buildings. And the Monday before and after the Chinese new year (Spring Festival) is closed and entrance fees adults 15 Yuan. However when I went was a free day. Internal display is related to land bank of Taiwan is small, one of Dai-Ichi kangyo Bank of Japan, has more dinosaurs. I think maybe life-size dinosaur skeleton exhibit location is not only here to. Feeling a little out of place, but it is so interesting.
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  • The building itself and its surrounding 228 Memorial Park are already worth a visit. We were lucky enough to catch a very interesting exhibition about Taiwan's indigenous tribes, Taiwan' flora and fauna (incl. some beautifully made mini black light cave cinema) and about Taipei's history. Entrance fee in Taiwan is ridiculously cheap (30nt), so you can go crazy on visits all around the island. The great thing is that the exhibitions often offer little diy~experiences. So in this case you can find multiple audio and video gadgets to play around or stencil tattoo symbols of the Paiwan tribe onto paper. That was a fun museum day ^^
  • When I visited, they had an excellent and thorough exhibit on cultural tattooing. But other than that, there was a little history of Taiwan and not much else. A lot of space was unused and they didn't seem to know what to do with it. For such a strong-looking building and name, the effort put into this museum is weak.
  • No English. All the displays are being renovated. Don't pay to go in, just look outside and stay in main corridor.
  • Nice place to know local culture. The museum is not big, but located inside the 228 park. I think probably half a day is enough for most people to carefully walk through every room.
  • A beautiful building last from Japanese era. Here you can tell the beautiful old times that Taiwan has before.
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