Nylon Cheng Memorial Museum

Nylon Cheng Memorial Museum, Songshan

Nylon Cheng Memorial Museum

Nylon Cheng Memorial Museum
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James S
World Traveler403 contributions
An inspirational Life and Museum Particularly in These Times
Nov 2019
Highly recommended. The Nylon Cheng Liberty Foundation and Memorial Museum are housed in the former editorial offices of the Freedom Era Weekly magazine and contain many artifacts, photos and paraphernalia from Mr. Cheng’s life and courageous freedom of speech activities, along with videos of his life and times.

Very moving and inspirational, particularly now when it seems so many forces are arrayed against democracy and freedom of speech. I will now honor 7 April every year as ‘Freedom of Expression Day’ to commemorate Nylon Cheng’s life.

A special thanks to CEO Chih-Yao Tu and Mr. Cheng’s daughter for the courteous hospitality they showed me during my visit. (Note that the museum is located just across from the wall where many panels of inspirational quotes from Nylon Cheng, Nelson Mandela, ML King, Rosa Parks, Mahatma Gandhi, Malala Yousafzai and others are displayed.)
Written November 10, 2019
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Brendan C
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam9 contributions
Poignant yet inspiring
Aug 2018 • Solo
As others have said this isn’t the easiest museum to find but it is absolutely a must see. It showcases the life and death of Nylon Cheng, in vivid detail.

Once you find the address it’s easiest to walk right up the stairs. It looks like a normal block of flats, don’t stand outside pressing the buzzer for ten minutes like I did, just walk right up! Upon entry there is a video documentary available in English before you enter the main area. My tour guide Eunice, was well informed and spoke passionately about the topic.

There are parts of the museum which I was really surprised to see preserved from decades ago, without wanting to say more and ruin the mystique of this museum.

Written October 6, 2018
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Jason E
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Unusual museum, very well presented
Mar 2017 • Solo
A small museum, rather hard to find (though I have no smart phone and I did make the mistake of going to the wrong MRT station - for the record you need Zhongshan Junior High School not Zhongshan Elementary School!) Very informative video relates the life and death of Nylon Cheng in 20 minutes, then you get to see the very office where he committed his final act of protest. It is a very moving experience. The exhibition is in Chinese but a very helpful member of the staff talked me through it over about half an hour or so. I was prompted to go here after seeing an excellent bust if Nylon Cheng at the 228 Museum. After inquiring of volunteer there who the gentleman was she told me a little of his story and then gave me details of this museum. Thank you Madam! Taiwanese people are so friendly. Great museum, it's free though I gave a small donation. See the pictures btw - you have to ring the buzzer - it's just one floor in what appears to be a residential block of flats. 10/10.
Written March 3, 2017
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Avery M
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Most amazing museum you'll never find in a guidebook
Nov 2016 • Solo
I heard about this museum from a former English language volunteer. This was the highlight of my trip to Taipei, it's extremely moving and definitely belongs in a top 5 list for the historically minded traveler. Obviously it is a little too shocking to be found in a guidebook, though. The museum is located in the actual apartment that Nylon Cheng burnt down when he self-immolated. It contains many real burnt letters, recovered from the apartment, of his correspondence with Amnesty International and other international organizations. There is not a lot of English guidance, but right now there is a movie exhibit in the entrance room and they can play an English movie for you if you ask. It's a small place but emotionally powerful and free to visit.
Written November 22, 2016
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underwaterathlete
Seattle, WA30 contributions
A beautiful man worth recognition for freedom fighters everywhere.
Dec 2015 • Couples
We were lucky enough to hear about this site from a volunteer at the 228 Memorial Peace Museum. She said, "if you are interested to learn more, follow up here." Of course I was. :D It took awhile to find as this history is still new in Taiwan after having been oppressed for over 40 years. The memorial is in the actual building of Nylons magazine and where he immolated himself. Words cannot describe. Other than 228, I left with tears in my eyes. This is not for the fairweather traveler, rather, for those of us who want to immerse ourselves in the human struggle and for those who support the ones who have fought so hard for the things many of us now take for granted. Long live Nylon and his message!
Written December 11, 2015
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