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Good collection of artifacts.

The museum has a good number of interesting artifacts. I was told that most of them originated in... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Abdullah B
Singapore, Singapore
Well-managed museum

We spent 3 hours there and think that it is worth 300TWD fee. They have several sections and are... read more

Reviewed November 6, 2018
Bangkok, Thailand
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National Museum of History began operation in 1955. For more than six decades, we have been working to provide the most updated and innovative service. Beginning on 2 July 2018, the Museum will be closed for a complete overhaul for about three...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
No.49 Nanhai Road, Taipei 100, Taiwan
+886 2 2361 0270
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The museum has a good number of interesting artifacts. I was told that most of them originated in mainland China. It's a good place to spend some time to learn about the history of Taiwan.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Abdullah B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This museum is often billed as featuring an art collection that does not have to fear comparison with the Palace Museum, so I decided to check it out. Imagine my surprise and frustration to stand in front of the entrance gate and read that the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank schmidtmg
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

All in all, it's a great place to see more about Taiwanese and Han history. It was interesting how what you saw was a mere fraction of what's in storage, attesting to how rich the history is. Heck, you even saw the origins of how...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Conan S
Reviewed January 7, 2019

Well organised with headphones which connect to your guide if you choose to have one. Could easily get lost within the crowded halls. Our guide was , for me a little too enthusiastic about the wonderful porcelain and explained every minute detail. Despite this it...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Sue S
Reviewed November 6, 2018

We spent 3 hours there and think that it is worth 300TWD fee. They have several sections and are divided into 3 floors. There're so many precious antiques for you to see and learn from the past generations. Pretty cool place.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed November 5, 2018 via mobile

I was in the area and thought I would visit this place as it had been highly recommended. The sign outside says from July 2018 it's closed for 3 years :-(

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Northerener100
Reviewed October 24, 2018

After walking a long distance to visit the National Museum of History today, I found that it was closed. I had even checked with Google this morning and they said it was open at 10:00 but when I arrived I found that it had closed...More

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank Carmen M
Reviewed October 2, 2018

excellent collection to showcase culture. big place, clean, awesome, kind to seniors and those with disabilities

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Pioneer699197
Reviewed September 10, 2018

It is definitely a must place to visit while in Taipei. The museum has great facility for visitor to enjoy and witness Chinese history aged as early as year 200 something.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Derix S
Reviewed September 5, 2018 via mobile

Unable to visit unless time travel is discovered. After wasted time and great discomfiture we arrived to see a notice to the effect that it reopens 2years hence.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Karen C
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General admission is $30NT which is well worth it.
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Hi, I read about it in the travel book but I wonder if it is worth a trip to this Postal museum in Taipei or not? It is near National Museum of History. Is this postal museum containing many stamp collections or what? I am just wondering if it is worth to spend 2 or 3 hours to tour this museum or not, that's all. Many thanks for the feedback/review.
April 28, 2009|
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It will make more sense to spend 2-3 hr in the Museum of History , then make a detour to the postal museum, I think one hr max would be more than enough.