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Address: 49 Nanhai Road, Taipei 100, Taiwan
Phone Number: 02-23610270
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Interesting exhibition on Clothing System of the Qing Dynasty.

The collection here was not as abundant and popular as the Palace Museum. However they are still very rare and interesting collection The special exhibition of the Qing... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

The collection here was not as abundant and popular as the Palace Museum. However they are still very rare and interesting collection The special exhibition of the Qing Clothing system on the lady textiles was particularly attractive. It was not common to see Qing clothing system elsewhere even in the mainland China. The interesting point to note is the exhibition... More 

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Seoul, South Korea
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

It seemed like more of an art history museum than a history museum to me. I say this because there were two major exhibitions taking up most of the floor space, and they were both dedicated to Taiwanese painters. The permanent collection also seems to focus on the arts, rather than historical events. That said, I enjoyed the exhibitions and... More 

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Tucson
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

But, an understated high point of an afternoon walk in Taipei. If you go to this museum, first stroll the Botanical Gardens adjacent, they are lush amd lovely. Do not miss the MASSIVE lotus pond, the largest lotus blooms I have ever seen. Back to the museum, it had a special exhibit of Cloisone that was truely magnificent. The changing... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

stroll the botanical gardens (free) then cool off inside NMH. Good variety and plenty of things to see. Like most museums in Taipei very cheap. I think this was about $1.50 for adults. Well worth it! Also not a far walk to Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall plaza and there are some good eats hidden in between here and there as... More 

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Castellon de la Plana, Spain
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

The museum is not particularly large, can be visited in an hour of two. I particularly enjoyed the floor dedicated to Chinese ceramics, arranged in a way that you can see the evolituon of the craft along the Chinese story.

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Prepare to spend many enjoyable hours viewing the old and new exhibits. The museum is not crowded which adds to the enjoyment. For a break, visit the 荷豐水月cafe. A TWD10 discount is offered upon presentation of the TWD30 admission ticket (Admission for seniors is free).

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Excellent museum with several exhibits to highlight aspects of Taiwanese culture including a bronze exhibit, a porcelain exhibit, and one which features furniture. There is an English tour that lasts about 1 hour what starts mid morning and mid afternoon. It requires a reservation but is free. I learned about it from my concierge but you can book online.

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Metro Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

The National History Museum is worth the visit, especially if you are in Taipei for a few days and like history. It is about a 10-15 minute walk from the CKS Memorial Hall, down NanHai Street. (It is also nearby the Chungwa Postal Museum.) As of June 2015, the fee to enter is only NTD 30, so very affordable. There... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

We enjoyed reading so much information about the long history of Taiwan. Might have been a bit heavy on the scrolls. But we returned on day two to buy a painting in the gift shop.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

The paintings show of Yu, ChengYao is revolutionary. I see his style has the same effect of French Impressionism. The color and strokes not only present mountains and waterfalls in China but also the love of nature and craftsmanship.

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