Taipei Story House

Taipei Story House, Zhongshan District: Hours, Address, Taipei Story House Reviews: 3.5/5

Taipei Story House
3.5
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
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3.5
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Jeffry b
Essendon, Australia8,932 contributions
Story House has an intriguing history
Aug 2021
The Story House was built by a wealthy tea merchant during the Japanese colonial era (1895-1945). Tea, at the time, was one of Taiwan's main exports, well-known throughout the world. The Story House, also known as the Yuan Shan Villa, is built in mock-Tudor style. Its unique style immediately captures attention. The Story House is in busy Chung Shan North Road, adjoining the Taipei Fine Arts Museum. It may be open, it may not but it's well worth a look if you are visiting the gallery.
Written August 27, 2021
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jeffryb
Keysborough, Australia371 contributions
A toucn of the exotic
Aug 2020
The Taipei Story House was built in English style by a Japanese tea merchant. It has been a favourite place with Taipei youngsters for many years. It is an architectural odddity, access varies.
Written September 28, 2020
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Jeffry b
Essendon, Australia8,932 contributions
Odd spot in Taipei's landscape
Jan 2020
The Story House, also known as Yuan Shan Villa, is built to a Japanese design in mock Tudor style. It's a half timbered structure, the bottom half is built of brick. The entrance is flanked by four Ionic columns. The upper half has copper roofing and a brick chimney, with narrow windows and a steep roof. It is also known as the "Tea House," as it was built by a tea merchant in the Japanese colonial era.. This much-loved fancy appears to be closed to the public, it's a pity as it was entertaining.
Written January 18, 2020
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Reya
Bangkok, Thailand269 contributions
Historical Building
Nov 2019
Free entrance, good pick if you already survey in the area. However there are many interesting places in the same area
Written November 28, 2019
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Mr C
3,957 contributions
Quirky building
Aug 2019
Taipei Story House is an historical house that bears a great resemblemce to a Swiss Chalet. It is located near a busy road and the Zhongshan Bridge. The house houses a variety of exhibits.
Written August 26, 2019
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Jeffry b
Essendon, Australia8,932 contributions
Pick your times
Jan 2019 • Solo
The Taipei Story Houses is currently undergoing renovations. It's unclear when they will be finished.You can look from the outside, it's quaint and one of Taipei's best-loved buildings. It's next to the Fine Arts Museum; the is an underpass under Chung Shan North Road that goes to the Story House.
Written January 8, 2019
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Bryan H
Portland, OR1,763 contributions
Isolated from Urban freeways ...
Dec 2018 • Couples
First off, this isn't a very easy attraction to get to. There's a huge road and freeway that sort of isolate it from any pedestrian or bike friendly path. It's right next to the Fine Art Museum, and I would advise spending all the time your time there, and if you have any time left over, take a couple minutes and bop over to the Story House. Even though much of the architecture in Taipei is ugly and God-awful, for some reason the Story House didn't engage us,either, with its European look. There's so much to see in this sprawling city, you can take this one off your list.
Written January 2, 2019
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Traveling S
Southern California178 contributions
Venue for traveling exhibits
Jul 2018 • Family
This historic home is empty inside and serves as a venue/gallery for miscellaneous exhibits. The exhibit when we visited was on qipao (cheongsam), a style of women's dress. My daughter and I enjoyed seeing the dresses on the mannequins, which took about half an hour total. So, if you happen to be in the area and are interested in whatever is on exhibit, stop in. Otherwise, probably not worth a special trip.
Written July 5, 2018
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Jeffry b
Essendon, Australia8,932 contributions
Quaint story house a Taipei landmark
Apr 2018 • Friends
The Taipei Story House is a favourite mansion for Taipei people. A wealthy tea merchant had it constructed in the early Japanese colonial period. Now it is a museum. The Story House is immediately adjacent to the Taipei Fine Arts Museum. You can take the bus down Chung Shan North Road or get the MRT.
Written April 16, 2018
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pandieepis
Quezon City, Philippines93 contributions
The Outside of the House is Instagram-worthy
Dec 2017 • Family
If it met my expectations, I would love to give this place a higher rating. But sadly, it didn't. I mean, I thought we would be coming in to a Tudor mansion with all its Tudor furniture and fixtures in display. Something like a museum that will tell visitors how it was like to live there during 1920s Taiwan. But no. When we went there, all we saw were fine woodworks in display. Though impressive and interesting, it's not what we expected to see. And there are only a couple of floors and few small rooms to explore so it'll really give you a "is-this-all?" kind of reaction.

But I have to mention the older gentlemen "guarding" the house. They were all smiles and they all looked friendly. One grandpa even tried chatting to us in our language. ^_^

But we did enjoy the playground. It's been quite a while since my sisters and I visited one so... :)
Written December 15, 2017
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Taipei Story House is open:
  • Tue - Sun 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM