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Address: No.49 Nanhai Road, Taipei 100, Taiwan
Phone Number: 02-2361-0270
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Tue - Sun 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

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Botanical Gardens Very Nice

I felt like sitting out there for most of the afternoon. The lotus pond is very peaceful. The museum itself is rather small. The focus seems to be more on art history than on... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 21, 2015
Saskatoon, Canada

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Saskatoon, Canada
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79 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

I felt like sitting out there for most of the afternoon. The lotus pond is very peaceful. The museum itself is rather small. The focus seems to be more on art history than on political history. Exhibits are intelligently and aesthetically mounted. But be sure not to miss the gardens.

Burbank, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

The Museum - Consider small museum, 2 floors with special exhibit (additional charge). They do have good collections of ancient Chinese treasure & art works. Educational and informative. There is a garden behind the museum. There is also a restaurant inside the museum as well. The Admission - Very cheap!! MRT station is not too close to the museum, about... More 

Singapore, Singapore
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015

Excellent exhibits on Chinese culture and history. Definitely worth a visit. Wear walking shoes, place is really big.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

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 

Seoul, South Korea
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55 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

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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21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

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 

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 

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.

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).

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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