Taipei Museum|7 Must-Visit Museums in Taipei Recommended by Locals

by 葵花子
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Based on the collections, architectural, facilities, and nearby attractions, I have selected my top 7 favorite the Greater Taipei museums (Taipei City & New Taipei City & Keelung City). 

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■ 1. Taipei Museum – National Palace Museum

The National Palace Museum, with a primary focus on ancient Chinese art and Sinology, is Taiwan’s top-tier international museum and a must-visit for tourists coming to Taiwan.

The three most important collections of the National Palace Museum are the paintings: “Travelers Among Mountains and Streams,” “Early Spring,” and “The Thousand Li of Rivers and Mountains.

▼ National Palace Museum – Information

Website|National Palace Museum  

Hours|Tuesday-Sunday : 9:00 – 17:00

Address|No.221, Sec. 2, Zhishan Rd., Shilin Dist., Taipei City


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▼ National Palace Museum – Nearby Attractions

【Yangmingshan National Park】

The National Palace Museum is located near Yangmingshan National Park, also known as the backyard of Taipei, featuring hot springs, flower parks, sulfur valley, and other natural landscapes.

Public transportation to Yangmingshan is somewhat inconvenient, so it is recommended to join a one-day private tour.

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Taipei Museun -National Palace Museum
Taipei Museun -National Palace Museum
Yangmingshan National Park

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■ 2. Taipei Museum – National Taiwan Museum

The Taiwan Museum is the first museum in Taiwan, a significant origin of Taiwan’s museology. The museum, with a history of a hundred years, is a national historic monument in Taiwan.

The museum primarily showcases Taiwan’s natural history and cultural heritage, making it an important museum for understanding Taiwan’s development!

▼ National Taiwan Museum – Information

Website|National Taiwan Museum 

Hours|Tuesday-Sunday : 9:30 – 17:00

Address|No.2, Xiangyang Rd., Zhongzheng Dist., Taipei City


▼ National Taiwan Museum – Nearby Attractions

1-【Natural History Branch】

With a ticket to the National Taiwan Museum, you can visit the neighboring “Natural History Branch” for free. The Natural History Branch is the best dinosaur and ancient life museum in Taipei.

2-【Ximending Shopping District】

Ximending is 1.7 kilometers away from the National Taiwan Museum. Ximending is a bustling area with various restaurants, bars, shopping stores, and movie theaters, making it a gathering place for young people in Taipei.

Taipei Museum - National Taiwan Museum
Taipei Museum - National Taiwan Museum
Taipei Museum - National Taiwan Museum
【Natural History Branch】Near by 【National Taiwan Museum

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■ 3. Taipei Museum – Railway Department Park

The history of Taiwan’s railway extends over a hundred years. Railway Department Park primarily introduces the history and culture of Taiwan’s railway.

The park is close to two tourist attractions, Dadaocheng and Ximending. I recommend planning a visit to the Railway Department Park and Dadaocheng together to experience the nostalgic charm of Taiwan.

▼ Railway Department Park – Information

Website|Railway Department Park 

Hours|Tuesday-Sunday : 9:30 – 17:00

Address|No. 2, Section 1, Yanping North Road, Datong Dist., Taipei City


▼ Railway Department Park – Nearby Attractions

Dadaocheng(大稻埕) and Dihua Street(迪化街) are about a 15-minute walk from the Railway Department. It’s an old town area in Taipei with a strong nostalgic atmosphere. Dadaocheng has traditional Chinese medicine stores, snack shops, cafes, restaurants, and designer goods stores.

Those who are troubled by love can visit the Xia Hai City God Temple(霞海城隍廟) to pay respects to Yue Lao(月老), the Chinese deity of love and marriage, and pray for a blissful romantic relationship.

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Taipei Museum - Railway Department Park
Taipei Museum - Railway Department Park
Dadaocheng Experience

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4. Taipei Museum – Miniatures Museum of Taiwan


▼ Miniatures Museum of Taiwan – Information

Website| Miniatures Museum of Taiwan 

Hours| Tuesday-Sunday : 10:00 – 18:00

Address| B1, No.96 JianGuo N. Rd. Sec.1, Taipei

Ticket| NT$250

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▼ Miniatures Museum of Taiwan – Nearby Attractions

【Su Ho Memorial Paper Museum】

By collecting and classifying Taiwanese paper artifacts system- atically, hope to make the Museum a paper museum that reflects the unique history and culture of Taiwan.【Museum Ticket】▶Klook

Taipei Museum - Miniatures Museum of Taiwan
Taipei Museum - Miniatures Museum of Taiwan
Su Ho Memorial Paper Museum

New Taipei Museum

New Taipei Museum

■ 5 New Taipei Museum – The Shihsanhang Museum of Archaeology

Shihsanhang Museum of Archaeology is an important base for promotion of archaeology in north Taiwan. When visiting the museum, people naturally learn the local cultural stories of New Taipei City and Taiwan.

The parts of the Museum that prove most popular with the public have been the “Whale Dune Observation Platform” and the angular irregular “Archaeological Octagon Tower”. These buildings are so distinctive that they received first place in the 2002 “Taiwan Architecture Prize,” and outstanding design in the 2003 “Far Eastern Architect Awards”.

▼ The Shihsanhang Museum of Archaeology – Information

Website|The Shihsanhang Museum of Archaeology 

Hours|Monday -Sunday : 9:30 – 17:00

Address| No.200, Museum Rd., Bali Dist., New Taipei City


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▼ The Shihsanhang Museum of Archaeology – Nearby Attractions

【Tamsui Old Street (淡水老街)】

Tamsui is the old town area in New Taipei City, featuring historic sites like Fort San Domingo and Tamsui Cultural Park. There are faithfully traditional pastry shops, groceries and stores selling trendy outfits and toys. The popular foods in the area include A Gei(阿給), fish ball, fried fish crackers, traditionally baked cake, Granny’s iron eggs, etc. are all must try goodies. In the evening, the beautiful scenery of the sun setting below the ocean horizon can be seen along the golden anchor walkway.

To get from Shihsanhang Museum to Tamsui Old Street, one must cross the Tamsui River by the ferry. The closest pier to the Shihsanhang Museum is the Bali Left Bank Pier, and the nearest pier to Tamsui Old Street is the Tamsui Pier.

【Tamsui Historical Museum】

Enter Fort San Domingo, a national historic monument and one of Taiwan’s oldest surviving buildings. Have a romantic moment as you admire the breathtaking views of the sunset from the Beacon Tower. Museun Ticket ▶Klook  ▶kkday

Tamsui Old Street & Tamsui Historical Museum

New Taipei Museum

■ 6 New Taipei Museum – Ju Ming Museum

Ju Ming is a highly representative sculptor from Taiwan. Ju Ming Museum primarily features sculpture art, with a comprehensive collection of Ju Ming’s classic works, such as the “Tai Chi”(太極) series. The museum occupies a large area, merging completely with nature, making it the largest park museum in Taiwan.

▼ Ju Ming Museum – Information

Website|Ju Ming Museum 

Hours|Tuesday-Sunday : 10:00 – 17:00

Address|No.2, Xishihu, Jinshan Dist., New Taipei City


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▼ Ju Ming Museum – Nearby Attractions

【Jinshan Old Street

Jinshan Old Street is a tourist shopping district. My family and I occasionally go to Jinshan Old Street to enjoy Jinshan’s famous duck dishes, buy peanut candy and sweet potatoes. In the evening, we drive to the North Coast to enjoy the sea breeze and watch the sunset.

New Taipei Museum – Ju Ming Museum
New Taipei Museum – Ju Ming Museum
Ju Ming Museum Park
Jinshan’s famous duck dishes

Keelung Museum

Keelung Museum

■ 7 Keelung Museum – National Museum of Marine Science & Technology

The Museum Complex, which includes the Main Exhibition Building, Ocean Theater, and the Regional Exploration Building, features detailed exhibitions pertaining to marine science, technology, ecology, and culture. Additionally, the Museum Complex has important ties to the history of Taiwan.

▼ Museum Information

Website|National Museum of Marine Science & Technology  

Hours|Tuesday-Sunday : 9:00 – 17:00

Address|No. 367, Beining Rd., Zhongzheng Dist., Keelung City

Ticket|NT$200 up

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▼ Nearby Attractions

Keelung Night Market

Keelung Night Market has been recognized as one of the “Top 20 Famous Markets in the World” by an international fashion magazine! The night market has a plethora of delicious foods. You can follow a local guide to taste the distinctive snacks and understand the most authentic food culture and local life in Keelung.

Keelung Experience

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Keelung Museum
Keelung Museum
Keelung Midnight Kanziding Fish Market ▶Klook

Taipei Attraction

Taipei Attraction Pass

The tickets for the Taipei museums and nearby attractions mentioned above can all be purchased through the Taipei Attraction Pass. Please refer to the following information to select the appropriate Pass.

■ Taipei Unlimited Fun Pass

Taipei( Taipei & New Taipei & Keelung ) Unlimited Fun Pass is the only travel pass combies transportation and attractions. Visit Taipei 101, National Palace Museaum, and other 23 popupar attractions. Unlimited rides on Taipei MRT, buses, and Taiwan Tourist Shuttles.

1-Day Pass NT$ 1,500|2-Day Pass NT$ 1,900|3-Day Pass NT$ 2,200

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Online Offers ▶Klook

■ Klook Pass Taipei

Get access to 2-22 attractions with this one pass for a great price to visit Taipei. You have up to 30 days to activate your pass and another 30 days upon activation to visit all attractions, giving you the flexibility to pick and choose depending on when and where you would like to go during your trip! Visits can be applied on different days within the usage validity period.

Online Offers ▶Klook

Online Offers ▶Klook


■ Taipei Double Decker Sightseeing Bus Ticket

2 routes, 23 bus stops, take you to the major sightseeing spots in Taipei. Pass by Taipei 101, the National Palace Museum, Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall, Ximending, and many other attractions. Chinese, English, Japanese, and Korean audio guides are provided

9 Hour Pass NT$480|24-Hour Pass NT$540

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The museums mentioned above are my highest recommendations. Feel free to use the kkday and Klook ticket purchase links in this article. Thank you for your support!
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