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National Museum of History

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Address: No.49 Nanhai Road, Taipei 100, Taiwan
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Phone Number: 02-2361-0270
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10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Tue - Sun 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

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Beautiful museum

So many ancient Chinese artifacts and plenty of curators who are willing to answer any questions. Very clean and organized. Most information available in English.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Lauren W
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Glendora, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This museum has many interesting artifacts. It's well air conditioned once inside. The gift shop is great with a variety of items, my family members purchased many items here; book, two notebooks umbrella, statues, key chains and pens.

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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I was wandering around at noon and was tired plus hot (it's 35 degree outside). This place is wonderful for a short visit. Ticket is 30ntd, wifi is fast, air con is cool. The explaining of almost all exhibition objects are in Chinese so I don't understand but they are all very nice and well maintained. I would recommend this.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

So many ancient Chinese artifacts and plenty of curators who are willing to answer any questions. Very clean and organized. Most information available in English.

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1 Thank Lauren W
Manchester, New Hampshire
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102 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016

The National Palace Museum is expensive and I read it is overcrowded so I chose this museum as an alternative. It is small but interesting and has a good variety of exhibits (mostly from Henan Province). There is a permanent collection from Henan Province but also there are changing exhibits. When I was there, the exhibit was about origami art... More 

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Naha, Japan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2016

I found the current exhibition interesting. The facility is aged and a bit on the tired side. Inexpensive and easily reached by MRT. There are two restaurants in the museum. Both overlook the beautiful pond and park adjacent to the museum.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2016

If you only do one museum in Taipei, this should be it! It has a much smaller collection that the Palace Museum, but each piece is outstanding, plus the range of items on display is actually larger than at the much bigger Palace Museum. And there are far, far fewer people around. Superb.

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Cardiff
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2016

This museum holds priceless and fabulous objects from Chinese history, but it was so incredibly crowded when we visited, that it was impossible to stand and contemplate or reflect in peace. Group after group of tourists yelling and pushing past almost made it an unpleasant experience. It needs much better organisation. A great pity for an outstanding place

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2016

The displays are much better curated than a few years ago. A special display from the Vatican City was impressive. Other sections offered excellent commentary on the audio machines. Museum buffs could easily spend 2 - 3 hours here, if you could tolerate the noisy crowds who ignore silence signs held by staff waking about the halls and are not... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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15 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2016 via mobile

We had limited time in Taipei visiting friends and this was the place they said to see. They were right. The place known for the most Chinese artefacts in the world. Amazing exhibits reflecting a rich culture. Yes, it's busy but the museum is big enough to spread everyone around except for a bit of congestion caused by tour groups.... More 

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Lyon, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2016

This museum complements a visit to the National Palace Museum. The displays are very well organised. The Tang Dynasty 618-907 special exhibit was just amazing (female polo players!)

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