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Taipei Story House, Taipei

(3.2/5 based on 35+ reviews on the web)
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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  • On a small scale and non-commissioned officers. Each month a different exhibition concept of the exhibition, once an exotic appearance. Ansan station and close to the top. Near the tourist is a good place to hear and see. However, if you are not an interesting exhibition topics take you to reach the need ....
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  • Entering inside the building did not have time, so, I saw only the appearance. This building was built in 1913. The only United Kingdom Tudor-style mansion, built of brick on the first floor in Taiwan, is a wooden floor. It is a fairy tale like fairy tale like cabin.
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  • Located in the Taipei Expo Park, the Taipei Story House is a small mansion style Tudor dedicated to host exhibitions about tea and various aspects of the history of the city. On the upper floor you can exit to the terrace and admire the gardens and the Keelung River. Very nice ceramic exhibition. How to get there: It is in the area of the Expo-Park. The easiest is to take the red line MRT Yuanshan station, and from there - crossing the Yuanshan Expo Park and the Zhongshan Street N Rd, - you get easy, about 5 minutes. walking. Open from 10 o'clock in the morning, and eye! like almost everything in Taiwan, closed the Monday. Entrance price: 50 NTD, approx. €1,70 things to do in the area: located right next to the Taipei Fine Arts Museum, so the visit is almost obligatory. A meal at the Expo Park's Yuanshan area (in the commentary on it you can see some pictures). As idea, the same day-preferably on weekend-you can make the route ZHONGSHAN-YUANSHAN of 7 visits: National Martyr's Shrine-Grand Hotel Taipei-Taipei Story House-Taipei Fine Arts Museum-Expo Park Yuanshan-Dalongdong Bao'an Temple-Confucius Temple. Although it may seem much, is all close, and you can walk (in total, I think we did it in about 6-7 hours, lunch included)
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  • An old house with a rich history and rather interesting architectural design. These days, it functions as small museum that houses obscure exhibits.
  • 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.
  • Amusing to see a mock tudor house in taipei. Says it's the only one in taiwan
  • 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.
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