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National Museum of History

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Address: NO. 49 Nanhai Rd., Taipei 10066, 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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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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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New York City, New York
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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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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The Hague, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The history museum of Taiwan is comprehensive, but not particularly interseting. You need to brush up on Taiwanese history in order to find it good.

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Glendora, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 July 4, 2016 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 June 28, 2016 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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Manchester, New Hampshire
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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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