National Museum of History

National Museum of History, Zhongzheng District: Address, Phone Number, National Museum of History Reviews: 4/5

National Museum of History
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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 years. We will renovate and reorganize the museum building, service function, and administration. We aim to provide elevated and enhanced service quality and administrative efficiency when we reopen to the public. “See you again in a promising future.” We apologize for not being able to serve you and your friends in this duration.
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Jeffry b
Essendon, Australia8,954 contributions
Bronze sculptures and tricolour horses
Aug 2021
The National Museum of History was establised in 1955, the first history museum established in Taiwan. The building resembles structures from the Ming and Ching Dynasties. The Museum is in the Nanhai Academy, in the Zhongzheng District. The Museum is best known for its bronze sculptures and Tang Dynasty horses with tricolour glazes.
Written August 1, 2021
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Jeffry b
Essendon, Australia8,954 contributions
Special museum awaits resurrection
Apr 2021
The National Museum of History is one of Taipei's more interesting museums. It is housed in a building in the style of the Japanese colonial period (1895-1945). The museum was established in 1955, with artifacts from Henan Province, which is regarded as the birthplace of Chinese civilization. This is a fascinating museum, which is well worth a look. It doesn't have the depth of National Palace Museum but many items such as the Tang Dynasty horses with tri-colour glazes are unmatched in quality. By the way, the National Museum of History is undergoing extensive renovations and is expected to re-open in late 2021.
Written April 1, 2021
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Jeffry b
Essendon, Australia8,954 contributions
Learning about China's history
Aug 2020
The National Museum of History is in the Nanhai Academy. It has many artfacts relating to China's past. Comparisions to the Natonal Palace Museeumm are inevitable, but this museum has its own strengths.
Written September 25, 2020
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Marco P
Singapore, Singapore670 contributions
Quite intresting
Jun 2019 • Couples
We visited this museum which looks quite crowded but it is quite well organised. It misses the story, but interesting stuff.
Written June 1, 2019
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gab072015
Singapore107 contributions
History of the Chinese
Apr 2019 • Couples
Very detailed and historical artefacts from China. Interesting to know and worth the whole day stay there
Written April 22, 2019
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Jackie M
Windsor, Canada22 contributions
Disappointing
Apr 2019 • Solo
My favourite thing to do when traveling is visiting museums. This one was very underwhelming. MInd you, most of the museum was closed off for renovations but what was open I found boring. The entrance fee was minimal, so I didn't feel gypped, but as far as history museums go, this fell short. I was expecting to learn about the history of the island and it's people and there was none of that. I actually don't really remember what was there, it was that mediocre.
Written April 19, 2019
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Abdullah B
Singapore, Singapore441 contributions
Good collection of artifacts.
Jan 2019 • Solo
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.
Written February 2, 2019
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schmidtmg
Switzerland944 contributions
closed for a long renovation
Dec 2018 • Solo
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 museum is closed for some 3 years of renovation. This was not advertised anywhere else, as in my view it should have...... disappointing. Fortunately the Botanic Garden and Nanhen Market are close by...
Written January 21, 2019
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Conan S
Moscow, Russia173 contributions
Neat museum but quite a bit of porcelain
Dec 2018 • Family
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 Mandarin evolved! Going to the NMH really opened my eyes to how incredible Taiwan's history is! The only downside, if you can call it that, is there's a lot of porcelain, so some sections you don't really need to go through.
Written January 12, 2019
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Sue Swan
Southport, UK102 contributions
Vast selection of artefacts
Dec 2018 • Couples
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 was extremely interesting with a wonderful gift shop at the end with a great selection of souvenirs to suite every pocket.
Written January 8, 2019
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