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National Museum of History

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Address: No.49 Nanhai Road, Taipei 100, Taiwan
Name/address in local language
Phone Number:
+886 2 2361 0270
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Tue - Sun 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

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Fine art and a quiet place without crowds

This National Museum of History has a very nice collection of art and historic artifacts. There is no large crowd like in the Palace Museum. The Lunchroom is great for coffee... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Frans d
San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Most visitors skip this one, but it is the best hidden gem in the city in my humble opinion. Apart from the exhibition, the waterlily garden, the tranquil scene in the midst of the city's hassle-bustle is a real bliss.

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San Antonio, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This National Museum of History has a very nice collection of art and historic artifacts. There is no large crowd like in the Palace Museum. The Lunchroom is great for coffee and lunch while looking out over the lotus pond of the Botanical Garden. More signage in English would certainly help many tourists.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 14, 2017

This was the first Museum we visited and were very impressed by the excellent exhibitions. There were a number of exhibits by Taiwanese calligraphers which where beautiful. There is also a pleasant coffee shop that overlooks the Botanic Gardens. Recommend trying one of the local teas as the Taiwanese, like the Japanese, have made tea an artform!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2016 via mobile

This museum is a little off the beaten track, and houses a small but significant collection of ancient Chinese artifacts. Narrations are in both English and Chinese. The National Palace museum tends to display "treasures" - historical artifacts from the royal collections, so those are more artistic and more "collection" type things, whereas this museum gives a much better feel... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 22, 2016

My friend suggested this place for me visit.We entered free of charge. It is a small museum but its concept and theme is engaging and has educational value. Worth coming back again. There is nice garden behind the museum which we stayed to enjoy the breeze while waiting for the museum to open at 10am.It is not actually a Taiwanese... More 

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Belleville, New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 18, 2016

I am not normally an avid museum visitor. But this was a very worthwhile visit along with a visit to the Botanical Gardens.

Thank Wmiao
Hacienda Heights, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 17, 2016

If you wish to avoid the million tourist in the National museum, this is a nice, low price museum to see some aspects of Chinese culture. Worth the time

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016

We find two reviews from TripAdvisor. One is 4 May 2012 and the other is 28 March 2016. Obviously these reviews are about National Palace Museum( NPM), not National Museum of History( NMH). The NMH is located at 49, Nan Hai Road, Taipei. Welcome your visit! Best regards, NMH

Thank Ke-Hsin W
San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2016 via mobile

My parents and I enjoyed our visit to this museum. We were very impressed with the docent we happened upon. Her knowledge of the featured exhibit was impressive, and she was quite animated. The lotus pond behind the museum was beautiful, too. Given the heat and humidity of July, we were happy to spend time indoors in the air conditioning... More 

Thank LJenniferL
New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

We sort of stumbled across this place while wandering the area from Chang Kai Shek Memorial Hall. What a hidden gem. The outside was really impressive. We wandered the gardens for a while, but the heat was too much for July. So we went inside. Nicely air conditioned and a great price for a family of 4. We started on... More 

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