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Kaohsiung Museums of History

No.272 Zhongzheng Si Road, Yangcheng District, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
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Ranked #20 of 109 Attractions in Kaohsiung
Type: History Museums, Museums
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Type: History Museums, Museums
Tue - Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat - Sun 9:00 am - 9:00 pm

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English first
Santa Clarita, California
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48 reviews 48 reviews
19 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

Liked: free and appeals to those with a special interest in local history. I would also say that there is a tour business operation (I think it's call Henamatsu) with a hop on hop off arrangement. You pick this up at the Railway Museum

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

Although most of the exhibits appeared to be interesting, there wasn't that much in English. The best part was the section on the 228 massacre and the involvement of the museum building. That identified a dimension of Taiwan's history about which I knew nothing. There was also a childrens' area with an enthusiastic guide that would be interesting for kids... More 

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Rugby, United Kingdom
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54 reviews 54 reviews
18 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

Whilst only a brief visit the Museum is excellent for those interested in Architecture. The influence of Japanese imperial diadem style is evident. Guide leaflets are available in English

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91 reviews 91 reviews
12 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

It is disappointing, since it's very small. You don't get to see a lot of things here. I suggest the city government should devote more planning to the museum. Otherwise, it's a waste of money---free entry, but waste of resources.

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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2013

The Kaohsiung Museum of History is a must-see place if you want to understand the history of Kaohsiung, Taiwan politics and Taiwanese culture. I went there early on Sunday morning and joined a free museum tour at 10 a.m. Although I was the only one, the tour guide was very professional and explained everything to me patiently in Mandarin. I... More 

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Kaohsiung, Kao-hsiung, Taiwan
11 reviews 11 reviews
8 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013

The Kaohsiung Museum of History is good for an hour or two if you are in the area. It has a few exhibits that change regularly. The main exhibits are on the second floor. The most memorable exhibit details the 228 incident which is a vital part of modern Taiwanese history. If you want to understand it, the best thing... More 

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Kaohsiung, Kao-hsiung, Taiwan
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2013

if you like to learn more about ancient history related things, here is the place... a lot of ancient remainings you can see in this place.

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Chicago, Illinois
19 reviews 19 reviews
15 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2013

I visited the museum while wandering around Kaohsiung while my husband was at work. I heard that the museum was free and figured it would help me pass some time. For me, the coolest part about the museum was the actual building. It was built under Japanese rule as a city government building. They gave me a brochure about the... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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50 reviews 50 reviews
18 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2013

It's free to enter. There's some exhibitions to tell you a little history of Taiwan. Not much to see.

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Singapore, Singapore
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61 reviews 61 reviews
30 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

It gives you a background of Kaoshiung, aboriginals and 228 incident. But doesn't analysis on what happened, and how much Kaoshiung has progressed since. It's a pretty much boring place, but it's free! So waste your time away and understand that slightly bit of Kaoshiung

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