Taiyuan Asian Puppet Theatre Museum

Taiyuan Asian Puppet Theatre Museum, Datong: Address, Phone Number, Taiyuan Asian Puppet Theatre Museum Reviews: 4.5/5

Taiyuan Asian Puppet Theatre Museum

Taiyuan Asian Puppet Theatre Museum
4.5

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Eric G
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hurrah!!!
Sep 2018 • Couples
a very good museum! both for puppet theater fans and for Taiwan culture lovers. the theames of the shows are original and thoughtful. the design is great. and there is a great puppets workshop for kids.
Written September 6, 2018
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notme2015
Raleigh, NC168 contributions
Fun place to spend an hour or two
Oct 2016 • Family
Also known as Taiyuan Asian Puppet Museum. We spent a couple hours here on a rainy day in Taipei. There are several floors to explore different types of puppets through the ages. There are several hands-on areas to play with puppets or try them out. Puppet history, puppet theater, lots of interesting things to see and read about at this unique museum. On the way out we got to see a puppet being made by hand - hair being put on and then tried out. Very interesting!
Written October 30, 2016
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RickP_20625
Pittsburgh, PA103 contributions
New name: Taiyuan Asian Puppet Museum
Oct 2016 • Couples
This is a quaint little place full of amazing historical and contemporary puppets, part of the significant Asian puppet culture. On several floors of an historic building just off Dihua Street, this was an amazing hour of discovery, DIY puppet play, and a behind-the-scenes look at the important Taiwan and Asian puppet culture.
Written October 28, 2016
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Beckjet
Billings, MT22 contributions
Rainy Day Surprise
Oct 2016
My family was on vacation in Taipei and was looking for something different to do on a rainy day. We easily found this museum and were pleasantly surprised. The staff was welcoming and the interactive exhibits were educational and fun. I bought a great little children's book in the gift shop (written in Chinese and English) that told a cute story detailing the history of the building. On some weekends, they offer workshops and shows. Definitely worth a visit.
Written October 26, 2016
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KimMwashere
Ipswich, Australia19 contributions
Now known as Taiyuan Asian Puppet Museum
Jun 2016 • Couples
What a cute place! We enjoyed our visit. The information was also in English and we were able to play with some of the puppets. The videos were also interesting. Seeing the workshop in action was also interesting. We were sad that we couldn't see a puppet show as there aren't any on until July :(
Written June 18, 2016
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tidekazow
Lyon, France46 contributions
Lovely small museum
Jan 2016
This museum is in a small building on three or four floors with narrow staircases. It informs about the history and importance of puppetry in Taiwan, it has a lot of beautiful old hand, string and shadow puppets. Interesting videos, but unfortunately no performances at least not beginning of January.
Written February 22, 2016
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raku
New York City, NY130 contributions
Great cultural stop for all ages
Aug 2015
This is a really well done interactive museum. I was pleasantly surprised! The neighborhood is also fantastic. Nice architecture, traditional medicine shops and art boutiques. Make an afternoon or day of it. We even saw a puppet show on the street at the end of our day.

The museum is in an old building with steep steps, so check on accessibility if that is an issue.
Written August 23, 2015
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leisurepleasure
Vancouver, Canada63 contributions
A delightful "meet the local" experience
Apr 2015 • Friends
My friends and I just planned to visit the exhibits initially. But we struck up a conversation with the curator who showed us his workshop (behind the ticket counter) and how the puppets are made and manipulated (different techniques for scholarly, martial and female characters) as well as gave us a hands-on lesson. Then he went on to tell us about how he becomes a puppeteer under his master and about the changing times and changing neighborhood. Take care when climbing the stairs to the upper levels because they are rather steep.
Written July 7, 2015
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Elizabeth M
Los Angeles, CA8 contributions
Quirky and delightful museum fun for all ages
Mar 2015 • Friends
My friends and I ended up at this little museum more by accident than because we specifically planned on going there. Nestled in the historic Datong District, the colorful building has a friendly staff and had some of the most English friendly exhibits I've been to in Asia. Filled to the brim with puppets of all kinds, the museum elegantly showcases the historical importance of puppet theater and how mainstream it was throughout the world up until modern forms of entertainment. Not just informative, it is also highly entertaining with any interactive exhibits that can be fun for people of all ages, though parents might enjoy in particular the chance for little ones to take an active part in the learning experience. They typically hold a special exhibit on the top floor and don't forget to step outside to the lovely roof garden and see the Vietnamese Water puppets. Though an accidental find, it ended up being one of the best delights of my trip to Taiwan.
Written May 10, 2015
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