National Palace Museum

National Palace Museum, Shilin: Hours, Address, National Palace Museum Reviews: 4/5

National Palace Museum
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Speciality Museums • History Museums
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8:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Monday
8:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Tuesday
8:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Wednesday
8:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Thursday
8:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Friday
8:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Saturday
8:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Sunday
8:30 AM - 6:30 PM
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This extraordinary collection of historic art treasures, fascinating for its depth and breadth, has miraculously escaped destruction over hundreds of years. Some pieces date back to the tenth century.
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JLlovetravel
Phoenix, AZ195 contributions
Feb 2020
As a museum, it was kind of average, but for some reasons, I really enjoyed it. If you try to check out everything, it will take you quite a few hours. Don't forget to check out the gift shops. Some items are on sale and they are very reasonable (for a museum store).
Written February 25, 2020
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jbushman2017
Nipomo, CA458 contributions
Jan 2020 • Couples
There is no question the rarity and value of the objects on display in this museum are priceless. But I actually expected to see many more objects than were on display. The museum had one exhibit building open and that building essentially houses a Jade, pottery, calligraphy, bronze and ancient texts displays all with English captions (thank you). I arrived with my wife and we did an English tour at 10am that lasted until about 11:30. During that time we saw the bulk of everything on display. Now I agree I am not a huge fan of the decorative or utilitarian arts, but I have been in several museums around the world that offered much more than what I found here. I expected more and was disappointed by what I saw.

If you come please note the museum is out of the city center but several city buses come right to this museum and for a 15 TWD cost (50 cents US), its a great way to get here. The ride through the city to get here was nice. There are two places to eat if you come, the museum has a cafe indoors that sells sandwiches and pasta, but the locals go to the Chinese food restaurant also connected to the museum but just outside the entrance door. Entrance cost to museum was 350 TWD or 10 dollars US.
Written January 10, 2020
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Jeffry b
Essendon, Australia10,736 contributions
Jan 2020
This Museum is fascinating, especially if you take time to look closely at the paintings and ceramics.Some things, such as calligraphy, will be of most interest to visitors with an in-depth knowledge of Chinese culture. The Museum's collection begins in the Neolithic (new stone age) period. The National Palace Museum remains the best repository of Chinese art and artifacts in the world. You need around three hours to see it properly. The museum has a cafe and gift shop, which has many interesting items. Visitors can take a bus to the museum. The docents are very helpful, sign up for a guided tour if you can, it will help your understanding of what the museum has to offer. I have visited the National Palace Museum many times, but I always find something intriguing about Chinese culture. and civilisation
Written February 29, 2020
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KB C
Illinois744 contributions
Aug 2020 • Couples
Full disclosure: I am not a museum person. But after visiting the southern branch of the museum in Chiayi we decided to come to Taipei to see the main branch. I was pleasantly surprised and enjoyed some of the displays so much, like snuff bottles and curio boxes. And the famous jade bok choy cabbage (I didn’t even have to stand in line). Worth the visit!
Written August 2, 2020
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ECWorld
Hong Kong, China2,649 contributions
Jan 2020
This is one of the premier museums on Chinese artworks in the world, its core holdings being the incomparable treasures from the Imperial Palace of the Qing Dynasty. The museum itself is relatively small, which means like most museums there always be some wonderful special exhibitions. I always visit this museum whenever I am in Taipei - primarily for these special exhibitions. Before relations between Taiwan and China cooled, the museum was packed with Chinese visitors from the mainland but not so much any more, which actually made my visit much more pleasant. There are now some sections with multimedia presentations, but by and large the displays are pretty standard. Scholarly and informative, yes; imaginative and stimulating, not so much. But still worth a visit particularly if you are into Chinese art and culture.
Written January 25, 2020
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Jeffry b
Essendon, Australia10,736 contributions
Oct 2020
China has a very long history, many artefacts displayed here were ancient long before Christ was born -- the oracle bones, for example. Many artefacts are quite beautiful, some require a knowledge of Chinese civilisation, such as calligraphy. Allow yourself enough time, it's a big museum. By the way, if these artefacts had remained in mainland China, many would have been destroyed by the Red Guards during the Cultural Revolution.
Written December 6, 2020
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Jhenalyn N
Luzon, Philippines35 contributions
Jan 2020
Nothing much to see if you will purchase tickets to get inside. Very clean place. Only 1 cafe within the museum hence you would really need to line if you want to eat here. Theres is a restaurant few walks within the area that is also a bit crowded.

Very good for pictures only and see artifacts.
Written January 4, 2020
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Lourdes L
Woodbury, MN35 contributions
Oct 2019
Wow factor when you get tho the place for the first time because not only the beauty of the buildings but also because of the surroundings so majestic. The mountains make the perfect ornament for the museum. Inside the museum you will learn about the Taiwan culture .
Written February 28, 2020
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PaulSiow
Petaling Jaya, Malaysia2,731 contributions
Nov 2019
We had to take a bus here as there was no MRT station nearby. It was fairly easy to take the bus as a few buses ply this route from various MRT stations. Quite a bit of a walk from the main entrance to the Palace museum. Had a nice walk around and caught a bus back before sunset.
Written October 23, 2020
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vc50824
Sentosa Island, Singapore38 contributions
Jan 2020
Didn’t took a lot of pictures inside the museum. Only can see its beauty through eyes. Nowadays no Chinese big group, so you may enjoy your time here. If you have time, grab a bubble tea in the first floor. It’s Super good!
Written January 11, 2020
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