National Palace Museum

Currently Open [Closes at 06:30 pm]
  • Address: 221, Section 2, Zhishan Rd, Shilin District, Taipei City, Taiwan 111
  • Timings: 08:30 am - 06:30 pm Details
  • Phone: 886-228812021
  • Ticket Price: 160 TWD
  • Time Required: 03:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Art And Culture, Art Museum, Family And Kids, Architecture , Exhibition

National Palace Museum - Review

This art museum in Taipei also functions as the national museum for the entire country. With a collection of artifacts numbering in excess of seven hundred thousand separate pieces, this museum has the largest itinerary in the country and indeed in the world.

Documenting over eight thousand years of Chinese history, these artifacts span from calligraphy, paintings to carved memorabilia and other kinds of antiquities. The museum building was established in the 1970s but the most recent renovations took place in 2002.

The National Palace Museum should most certainly be one of the main places of interest for people who are visiting Taipei for the first time. This tour will provide tourists with an intrinsic view into the lives and historical past of China and Taiwan.

Explore the world of art and artefacts in National Palace Museum, Taipei. The National Palace Museum tickets might be easily available over the counter, however, if you buy tickets for National Palace Museum tours, you get to see and understand Chinese history from a close. Tickets for National Palace Museum will open up a world of history and Chinese Tradition for you. And if you are thinking of National Palace Museum ticket prices, visit our tickets section for detailed information even before you make an actual visit.

National Palace Museum Information

  • Closed: On occasion
  • There are extensive gardens and walkways in the premises so don’t be crunched for time when visiting this location.

National Palace Museum Ticket Prices

  • Free entry for children under school age

How To reach National Palace Museum by Public Transport

  • MRT Danshui Line to the Shilin Station, short taxi or bus ride from Shilin station.

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TripHobo Highlights for National Palace Museum

  • National Palace Museum Address: 221, Section 2, Zhishan Rd, Shilin District, Taipei City, Taiwan 111
  • National Palace Museum Contact Number: 886-228812021
  • National Palace Museum Timing: 08:30 am - 06:30 pm
  • National Palace Museum Price: 160 TWD
  • Time required to visit National Palace Museum: 03:00 Hrs
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Things to Know Before Visiting National Palace Museum

  • 95% of people who visit Taipei include National Palace Museum in their plan

  • 42.93% of people start their National Palace Museum visit around 08 AM - 09 AM

  • People usually take around 3 Hrs to see National Palace Museum

Monday, Friday and Saturday

93.28% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting National Palace Museum

People normally club together National Revolutionary Martyrs Shrine and Moon Bridge In Dahu Park while planning their visit to National Palace Museum.

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  • Absolutely amazing collection of art. The English explanations were also well translated and very clear. Only spent two and a half hours there but easily could have spent another 2 or 3 there, it's a large museum and very interesting! Would highly recommend.

  • Good Chinese antique collection. Well kept, well maintained place. There are many finest pieces of ancient arts. It's more about Chinese overall history rather than Taiwanese specific. Not very big place and I did not rent the audio guide, 3 hours here is sufficient to appreciate all the collections. It was very crowded in the late afternoon. I would suggest to go there in the morning.

  • There are three floors with elevator from basement 1 to three.... They always have a certain special exhibit... They have audio guide rentals and free tour guides (for a certain time) sadly because of the typhoon we were told they would close at 4pm by the governments orders. We spent 2 hours on three floors worth of stuff... Skimming... If you plan on reading, it will take a really loooooong time to finish.....

  • The National Palace Museum here shares 22% of the same treasures on display at 北京故宫, though experts here shares that the 22% on display comprises the more exquisite collection than the remaining on display in Beijing. When I visited, there is a store that selling the magazine explaining the background of various collection items on display in the museum. Apparently the 22% still spans a great number of historical items that the museum make it a point to revamp the display, so visitors will definitely see different items in different times of the year. And through the years visitors can still see different exhibits than from a previous visit. This is a glimpse of how vast the wide the Chinese history.

  • Vast collection of impressive paintings, calligraphy, ceramics and pottery, jewelry and precious stones like jade. Allthough a big portion of the treasures from the forbidden city are stored here, the two main pieces of the collection are pieces of jade looking like a piece of pork belly and cabbage. The air conditioning in the building was crazy, so bring a jacket, it is very cold inside. There are good directions for taking the bus from Shilin station, so it's easily reachable by public transport.

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