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National Museum of History

49 Nanhai Road, Taipei 100, Taiwan
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Ranked #42 of 130 attractions in Taipei
Type: Museums, History Museums, Specialty Museums
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29 reviews 29 reviews
11 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

We went to this museum by chance wandering around the city. What a find! To us, it ended up being better than the National Palace Museum honestly. There weren't as many people (National Palace = jam packed with 2 floor lines for the jade cabbage), the staff was so much friendlier (National Palace enforces a no talking, no pictures, etc.... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014

A good place to visit to see some old Chinese artifacts. Very cheap to enter (30NT$?) worth three floors of exhibits. There were some beautiful, though quite modern, examples of art work on the second floor which were amazing. Definitely worth a visit on a rainy (or any) day. At the time of writing there is a Monet exhibition (pay... More

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Shah Alam, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

The main problem with this place is that its quite a long walk from any MRT station. Having said that, if you want to see Chinese treasures but don't want to deal with the crowds and tour buses of National Palace Museum, come to this instead. When we were there, there was an astounding Monet art exhibition - so it... More

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Manly, New South Wales, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

This is a really excellent museum. It has a choice collection of Chinese antiquities by no means extensive in comparison say with Palace museum . It is a fine place to visit after the stturm und drang of the palace museum. It has a tranquil tea room overlooking lily pond in the nearby botanic gardens . When we were there... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2013

We have read about the wonderful display of historical Chinese artifacts as well its frequent hosting of special exhibitions so we decided that a trip to this renowned Museum will be a must.! However do be ‘warned’ that a few maps did not reflect well on its location. We have alighted at (中正紀念堂站)Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall Sta and walked along... More

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Taipei, Taiwan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2013

My ex-classmate suggested this place for me for half way visit. I was wondering how good it will be and turned out it is very good. They always have special exhibition with little fee ( some are free). It was not packed during weekday. You can take time to learn about some history of Chinese. It is next to botanic... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2012 via mobile

Lots of Chinese artifacts from many dynasties than one can remember. Worth a look for only NT$30 for foreigners.

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Taichung, Taiwan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2012

I love history, but my skills in Chinese are poor. With some better explanations of the (nicely displayed) exhibits I would have gotten more out of it.

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Taipei, Taiwan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2012

We went during the Louvre exhibit as well, I will say the grounds are beautiful!! But when we went into the museum, yes we learned a lot of history, but for the most part there was a lot of pottery, some paintings and scriptures.. If you really love history and artifacts such as this then it would definitely be worth... More

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2012

We had gone to the National Palace Museum twice before arriving here, but we still found this one very stimulating. There's a lot less here, of course, but it seems to be more carefully presented and with more illuminating labels. If I had a chance I would go back again. One complaint: we rented an audio guide and it didn't... More

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