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The National Museum of Taiwan History preserves Taiwan's historical and cultural memories. It includes more than 100,000 items, many of which were donated by the public.

The museum also has a strong research element. Much effort is put into the planning of the exhibits, which address both historical and contemporary issues. It tells the story of Taiwan from many cross-ethnic perspectives. It's designed to meet the diverse needs of all visitors.

The first floor contains a children's hall and a "time machine" educational area. Children can learn about Taiwan's history and culture through interactive experiences incorporating clothing styles, sound, architecture, mountains, forests, plains, and oceans. The second floor is home to a permanent exhibition. It tells the story of the encounters of Taiwan's ethnic groups over time. Four areas for special exhibits are contained on the first and fourth floors. These exhibits change from time to time, and explore diverse aspects of Taiwan's history. The fourth floor is also home to a virtual reality area that provides for immersive time/space experiences.

The museum is located on land that 400 years ago was a large bay called the "Taijiang Inner Sea." In this historically significant location, the mission of telling Taiwan's story continues. The museum is surrounded by the 20-hectare "Taiwan History Park," which has been filled with native Taiwanese species, and also includes objects of art and ancient trees. Beautiful lake views and trails provide a wonderful leisure space within which visitors can better understand Taiwan's ecology. The "Cloud Wall" is one of the museum's several architectural elements. It presents an image of a blue sky as well as the idea of "crossing the sea." The Water Stage harkens back to early days when early arrivers to Taiwan had an image of its sand banks. The museum's red stone walls and other elements reflect Taiwan's history as well as the diversity of Taiwan's ethnic cultures that have integrated within this land.

Open Hours

Exhibition & Education Building: Tuesday to Sunday 09:00-17:00 (last admission at 16:30)
Museum Park:05:00-22:00 (including restroom opening hours)

If you have any further questions, please contact the museum public@nmth.gov.tw

Travel Information

(Traffic information is subject to change. Please check with the transportation station before departure.)
Transportation:
  • From Freeway
    National Freeway No. 1→ Exit at Yongkang Interchange (Head towards Tainan) → Zhongzheng N. Rd.→ Yongan Rd. (Changhe Rd. after Yongan Bridge) → Changhe Rd.→ Cross over the Donghe Bridge→ National Museum of Taiwan History (around 15 minutes)
  • Tainan Railway Station→ Head west on Chenggong Rd
    Ximen Rd.→ Turn right onto Zhongzheng S. Rd.→ Zhongzheng N. Rd.→ Yongan Rd.→ Donghe Bridge → National Museum of Taiwan History (30 minutes)
  • Tainan Railway Station→ Head west on Chenggong Rd
    Gongyuan Rd.→ Pass by Tainan Park→ Anhe Rd. (County Highway 19) → Turn right onto Changhe Rd. → Renai Bridge → National Museum of Taiwan History (40 minutes)
Public:

Highway Bus

(Timings do not include waiting and transfer time. ★ stands for preferred transportation route.)
  1. Highway Bus (Yongkang Yanhang Station) 🡪 Taxi 🡪 National Museum of Taiwan History (about 8 minutes) ★
  2. Highway Bus (Yongkang Yanhang Station) 🡪 No.20 Bus 🡪 National Museum of Taiwan History (about 10 minutes)

Bus

  1. No.20 Bus travels via TS Dream Mall, Kun Shan University, Yongda Rd., Yongkang TRA Train Station, Tainan University of Technology, and Yanhang.
  2. No.18 Bus travels via Ximen Rd., Chenggong Rd., Tainan TRA Train Station, Beimen Rd., Gongyuan Rd., Hewei Rd., Changrong Rd., Anhe Rd., and Changhe Rd.

T-BIKE

  1. T-BIKE (Tainan Public Rental Bike) station is located at the intersection of Sec 1., Changhe Rd. and Guanqian 1st Rd. (behind the bus stop).
  2. T-BIKE racks are located at Gate 5 of the Exhibition & Education Building (near the Ticketing Center).

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Last update time: 2022-05-12
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