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Address: 49 Nanhai Road, Taipei 100, Taiwan
Phone Number: 02-23610270
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Nice museum with some real treasures

The team at the museum is preparing for an important exhibition hence level 3 is out of bound. As a result we entered free of charge. It is a small museum but its concept and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 6, 2014
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

This is a fantastic museum that is not too big and probably never too crowded. The third floor houses some beautiful artifacts from the Neolithic period through the Qing Dynasty. There are explanations of every section in English that does a good job of explaining the significance of the objects. The burial figures in the shapes of gods, warriors, ladies... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Third floor is ready. Previous reviewer about crowds has wrong museum. I doubt this is ever that full. See the Botanical Garden on the way there if walking. Mostly art and artifacts. The second floor has no English but third floor has some screens that help. Museum has statements that human sacrifice ended sooner than facts dictate.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

* Too many people allowed in at the same time. Sardines and spent more time trying to move through the place, rather than enjoying the displays. * Liked that they had a big display of items taken from Mainland China (and proud of the fact that they have the largest display from real palaces in China). * Beautiful building and... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014 via mobile

The team at the museum is preparing for an important exhibition hence level 3 is out of bound. As a result we entered free of charge. It is a small museum but its concept and theme is engaging and has educational value. Worth coming back again. There is nice garden behind the museum which we stayed to enjoy the breeze... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Not much to see with the 3rd floor closed. I would recommend it with the 3rd floor open. There are many interesting artifacts here.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014 via mobile

It is not actually a Taiwanese history museum, but an exposition of some old pieces of Chinese arts. Interesting chronological explanations of Asian societies evolution. Nice view of the botanical garden.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

Paid NTD$15 (USD $0.50) for the concession entrance, (NTD$30/ USD 1 for adult entrance). There was an exhibition on the first floor when I visited it on April 10th about some tree project and green-ing the Taipei city. Ancient Pots, Chinese Gods statues, etc can be found on the 2nd-4th floor. On the 5th floor there was an amateur painting... More 

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LOS ANGELES
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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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