Taipei National Palace Museum
Taipei National Palace Museum is a famous Chinese historical and cultural museum, which is located in Keelung of Taipei. It was built in 1962, covering an area of 10,300 square meters. Taipei National Palace Museum is the typical palatial architecture with four storeys high, and it’s designed and built imitated the architectural style of the Imperial Palace. On the square in the front of the museum, there is memorial archway made of 6 stone columns, looking magnificent, elegant and characteristic. There are over 20 exhibition halls in the museum, collecting 600,000 cultural relics from Beiping Palace Museum, Shenyang Imperial Palace Museum, Rehe Palace Museum and high-quality donations from people from all walks of life. The cultural relics include bronzes of Shang and Zhou dynasties, jade articles, ceramics, classical documents, paintings and stone rubbings of various dynasties, which are all unprecedented treasures. Various special exhibitions at regular intervals or unscheduled exhibitions are held, and the exhibits on display are replaced every three months.
On the ground floor, there is a lecture hall, a library and an office. On the second floor, there are exhibitions of paintings, calligraphy, bronze wares, porcelains, Houjiazhuang cemetery model and its unearthed relics. On the third floor, there are jade articles, musical instruments used in a Buddhist or Taoist mass, sculptures, books, documents and rubbings from a stone inscription. On the fourth floor, there are special exhibitions of various topics.
Entry Fee: 160 New Taiwan Currency per person; 120 New Taiwan Currency per person for groups containing over 10 persons; 80 New Taiwan Currency per person for military police, students and people with cultural volunteer service card
Opening Time: Imperial Palace exhibition hall: 9:00 to 17:00; 17:00 to 20:30 on Saturdays; It’s open all the year round.
Books and Documents hall: 9:00 to 17:00; closed on Sunday and public holidays