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Kaohsiung Museums of History

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Address: No.272 Zhongzheng Si Road, Yangcheng District, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
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Phone Number: 07-5312560
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Tue - Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat - Sun 9:00 am - 9:00 pm

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It's free and it's by a lovely river. I didn't think there were enough English translations, but there is enough to get by. And to add on from another review- I also didn't know... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
Auckland, New Zealand
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Bangkok, Thailand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

I can't read Chinese, and whilst there are lots of pictures/exhibits, there is very little English at all. I spent about 15 minutes walking round but didn't learn anything.

Thank Chapeltom
Kobe, Japan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016

After admiring the vintage building itself, there were only two exhibits that absorbed my time. The 228 Massacre made a strong impression as Taiwan comes to terms with the little known military suppression of democracy after WWII. The personal accounts of the survivors and their families was particularly gripping if not wrenching. The second area was the history of a... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

Location: Beside the famous Love River (Ai He). Walk through the park if you are coming by MRT, it will take about 15-20 minutes walk. Building: It has a very distinctive Japanese colonial facade. Inside the building, you will be greeted by a majestic stairway leading up to its main exhibit, i.e. 228 incident. There are three storeys in the... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015

Sometimes the local museums teach you the most. This was a sometime experience. It's free and I learned about the Aboriginal peoples of Taiwan and especially about the "228 Incident", which is an incredible story and fascinates me.

1 Thank Flying_Texan
Auckland, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

It's free and it's by a lovely river. I didn't think there were enough English translations, but there is enough to get by. And to add on from another review- I also didn't know about the 228 incident. The museum does have a fair bit of information about it and a great little figurine film and model.

1 Thank Trevor_the_backpack
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

I had never heard about the 228 incident in Taiwan's history until I visited this museum with a friend. Very profound and worth a quick visit. It is free.

Thank J V
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

The museum is clearly worth visiting, it offers a glimpse of local history and indigenous cultures. The 1st floor was devoted to the fight of aboriginal Taiwanese cultures for recognition. The 2nd floor was very much focused on the 228 incident, and had a small but interesting gallery of old photos. The building itself is an interesting example of last... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 via mobile

Worth a visit if you would like to know more about the place you are visiting. Rich explanations on its history, esp. 228 Incident. The interactive model on 2/F is quite impressive.

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Santa Clarita, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

Liked: free and appeals to those with a special interest in local history. I would also say that there is a tour business operation (I think it's call Henamatsu) with a hop on hop off arrangement. You pick this up at the Railway Museum

2 Thank Cold_Winter_Traveler
Cincinnati, Ohio
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

Although most of the exhibits appeared to be interesting, there wasn't that much in English. The best part was the section on the 228 massacre and the involvement of the museum building. That identified a dimension of Taiwan's history about which I knew nothing. There was also a childrens' area with an enthusiastic guide that would be interesting for kids... More 

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