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Taipei Story House, Taipei

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The Taipei Story House, formerly known as the Yuanshan Mansion, is a historic house in the Zhongshan District, Taipei, Taiwan. It is now open as a museum in Taipei Expo Park.OverviewThe house was built in 1913–14 by Chen Chao-chun, a Dadaocheng tea merchant. It was originally a guest house for rich merchants, and other important local people.The ground floor was built using brick and the upper floors of wood with English Tudor-style beams. The staircase is constructed to look like a pagoda. The entrance portico is in the classical style with Ionic columns.The Story House museum now has exhibits related to tea and local history. It is located immediately adjacent to the Taipei Fine Arts Museum and close to Yuanshan Station.TransportationThe building is within walking distance North East from Yuanshan Station of the Taipei Metro.
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  • An old house With a small beautiful garden. When we visited the house, there was a fantastic Exhibition of sculptures made by Lego toys, - really great pieces of art! So that was what I enjoyed most t...  more »
  • I think this was a well taken care of exhibit of porcelain, but I wouldn't go out of my way for it. However, if you're at the Fine Arts Museum or Expo Park, you should give it a go. It doesn't take lo...  more »
  • This house is nice to take a photo and leave again. Inside is a museum but it is quite expensive. Especially for low budget travellers.  more »
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  • Beautiful Tudor-style house. Don't see many Western buildings in Taiwan. The special exhibition at the time was LEGOs. They were all pretty creative. Since we went on a weekday, my friend and I were literally the only visitors in the story house, the only other people were the volunteer staff. It was a good experience. The façade really was amazing.
  • An old house with a rich history and rather interesting architectural design. These days, it functions as small museum that houses obscure exhibits.
  • Beautiful building, but the exhibition was all about European art, and it's not what I came for, I'll try next time to see more local at.
  • Amusing to see a mock tudor house in taipei. Says it's the only one in taiwan
  • Interesting old house museum