National Taiwan Museum Taiwan of Land Bank Exhibition Hall, Taipei
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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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  • 完整保留金庫原貌,大人會喜歡看,很多內容,小孩則會愛上它的化石,對面台博館雖小但外觀很美,所在的228公園更是充滿歷史文物的地方,值得順遊 
  • 1933年落成,前身為日本勸業銀行臺北分行,1991年列為第三级古蹟,並在2009年經修復後轉為自然史博物館。門票是購票參觀國立台灣博物館時附送的。當日參觀的展覽:生命的史詩-與演化共舞,描述地球至今經歷過至少五次的生物大滅絕,揭開地球生命演化的奧秘,一看無妨。 
  • In exhibits, dinosaur-like, by all means.  See also the huge fossil specimens of 1 f. But the most excellent stuff. The appearance of the building'd Entasis stone exhibition hall itself.  Decoration of the pillars and ceiling create a Taiwan-style front corridor, looking up from the bottom is stunning.
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  • Given the name of the building I was expecting more to be inside. I found only 2 exhibits - one on the history of Taiwan and the other on the ecology of Taiwan. These would have been fine but there was no english on any of the placards, leaving me clueless as to what was on display and why it is significant. I spent 15 minutes inside before chalking up my 30 NTDs for a loss and moving on.
  • Paid ~$30 entrance fee. Walked in and saw a bunch of old bicycles. Not interested. Walked up to the 2nd and saw info on some sea species that are found in Taiwan. Not interested. Left in 10 minutes.
  • A must do if you are a history buff or enthusiastic about Chinese history and artefacts. Recommended.
  • Downstairs had two rooms half-full of old bikes. Upstairs had room about Neolithic times and a room about fish - neither with any real exhibits. A total waste of time and money.
  • Quite small as a national museum. And unluckily, most halls were preparing when I was playing a visit.