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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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  • He was socializing there were deals in tea was originally built is a charming building in the Tudor style of the United Kingdom. It is around the garden always in bloom flower garden you want to observe, and Lotus ponds. That is just so small. While was doing Turkey exhibition last year at the Museum. As well as exhibitions, such as writing a beautiful dish, also sells used, but I canna flea exhibition? There are exhibitions of plane and chisel, and exhibits the works of great. Was surprised by the flowers of a delicate filigree screens and sawdust. Trash? Was transformed into a splendid decorations and flowers from. The admission fee is 50 Yuan.
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  • If it met my expectations, I would love to give this place a higher rating. But sadly, it didn't. I mean, I thought we would be coming in to a Tudor mansion with all its Tudor furniture and fixtures i...  more »
  • Visited on 4 NOV 2017. It featured some antique woodworking tools, and not much else. The architecture and surrounding gardens are nice, but the actual museum displays are rather lame. Worth stopping ...  more »
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  • Beautiful building with a small museum and gift shop. The museum presents the colorful history of the building and holds special exhibitions. When we visited, the exhibition was on Taipei’s architecturally significant buildings, which we found interesting and informative. Our visit lasted an hour. Admission is 50 NT (less than 2 USD).
  • Nice decor but not much to see (only paintings of buildings). Wouldn't hurt to stop by after visiting the Fine Arts Museum. But definitely not worth coming all the way only for this place.
  • Nothing special, just a house. I guess there is history behind it but still nothing spectacular.
  • 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.

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