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Museums Tour (Self Guided), Taipei

One of the world's leading international cities, Taipei is the educational, political, economic and cultural core of Taiwan. Within the city, you will see a number of great galleries, museums, shopping centers and so much more. If you want to become more familiar with the cultural life and history of Taipei, visit the fabulous museums highlighted in the next walking tour.
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Guide Name: Museums Tour
Guide Location: Taiwan » Taipei (See other walking tours in Taipei)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 6
Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.4 Km or 2.7 Miles
Author: irenebo
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Lin Liu-Hsin Puppet Theatre Museum
  • Museum of Contemporary Art
  • National Taiwan Museum
  • 228 Memorial Museum
  • Postal Museum
  • National Museum of History
Lin Liu-Hsin Puppet Theatre Museum

1) Lin Liu-Hsin Puppet Theatre Museum

Editor's Note: The Taiyuan Asian Puppet Theatre Museum will be closed for two years after July 1, 2019, in order to prepare for the opening of the new museum on Dihua street in Dadaocheng.

Lin Liu-Hsin Puppet Theatre Museum was founded in 2000 and has been Taiwan's leading center of traditional puppet art. Performances by the museum have been held in several countries all over the world. The museum is housed in a historic building that contains the museum itself and the multi-purpose Nadou Theatre. It includes four floors of exhibition space and a workshop that holds demonstrations on puppet carving and performance techniques.

Operation hours: Tuesday - Sunday 10 am - 5 pm.
Museum of Contemporary Art

2) Museum of Contemporary Art

The Museum of Contemporary Art building is an infusion of modern European and Japanese styles. It is the first museum in Taiwan to be dedicated exclusively to contemporary art. This museum is the perfect place to see a huge assortment of work, demonstrating artists' creativity and ability to capture various cultural aspects of Taiwan.

Operation hours: Tuesday - Sunday: 10 am – 6 pm.
Sight description based on wikipedia
National Taiwan Museum

3) National Taiwan Museum (must see)

Established in 1908 by the colonial government during Taiwan's period of Japanese rule, the National Taiwan Museum is the oldest museum in Taiwan. It has witnessed Taiwan's history and recorded its natural and humanitarian developments. Through this window, one may catch a glimpse of Taiwan's evolution with regard to the fields of earth sciences, humanitarian developments, zoology, and botany. The building represents both Renaissance and Baroque styles and received the title of National Historical Monument in 1998.

Tickets allow access to two locations. The Land Bank Exhibition Hall across the street is more interesting for kids as it has models of dinosaurs and other animals. It was also a former bank with a vault that you can visit to learn about the history of banking in Taiwan.
Allow at least an hour for both locations. Remember to also visit the Peace Park behind the museum, and check out the dumpling and Chinese pastry eateries across the road from the west entrance of the park.

Operation Hours:
Tue-Sun: 9:30am–5pm
Sight description based on wikipedia
228 Memorial Museum

4) 228 Memorial Museum

228 Peace Memorial Park was the first European-style park in the country. Its name comes from the day (February 28, 1947) the historic White Terror period of Taiwan began. Thousands of Taiwanese were killed or imprisoned during an anti-government uprising that began when protesters took over the radio station that was established in this park. The park occupies 71,520 sq m and houses Taipei 228 Memorial Museum and a number of memorials to victims of those events.

Opening Hours:
Tue-Sun: 10am-5pm
Postal Museum

5) Postal Museum

The Postal Museum was established in 1965 by the Directorate General of Posts to make people more knowledgeable of the postal industry, including its history. The museum expands across seven floors of its home building and is divided into four sections: Postal History, Modern Post Services, Philately and Special Expedition.

Operation hours: Tuesday - Sunday: 9 am - 5 pm.
National Museum of History

6) National Museum of History (must see)

Editor's Note: This museum is temporarily closed for a complete overhaul. Scheduled to reopen on June 30, 2021.

The National Museum of History has a great collection of treasures that introduce visitors to Chinese art and history. The building consists of five floors, four of which are used for their unique exhibitions. Some objects presented here are dated back to the Neolithic period. The museum is known all over Taiwan for its educational programs and exhibitions of international significance.

Opening Hours:
Tue-Sun: 10am–6pm
Sight description based on wikipedia

Walking Tours in Taipei, Taiwan

Create Your Own Walk in Taipei

Create Your Own Walk in Taipei

Creating your own self-guided walk in Taipei is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
ZhongZheng District Walking Tour

ZhongZheng District Walking Tour

The city of Taipei is surrounded by mountains on three sides and is Taiwan's most-frequented city. With twelve distinct districts, Taipei has a lot to offer visitors in the way of entertainment, education, dining, etc. The Zhongzheng district has a great list of attractions, which you will find highlighted in this next tour.

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.8 Km or 1.7 Miles
Souvenir Shopping

Souvenir Shopping

It would be a pity to leave Taipei without having explored its specialty shops and bringing home something truly original. We've compiled a list of gifts and souvenirs, which are unique to Taipei, that a visitor might like to purchase to reflect their visit.

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.3 Km or 2.7 Miles
Taipei Introduction Walk

Taipei Introduction Walk

Taipei City greets visitors with a great variety of tourist attractions. Being the commercial and cultural heart of Taiwan, it has a tons of sites with international significance. The following tour will take you to some of most important and well-known destinations in Taipei.

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.5 Km or 2.8 Miles
Zhongshan District Walking Tour

Zhongshan District Walking Tour

Taipei is the business, commercial and cultural heart of Taiwan. It's Zhongshan District, situated in the western part of the city, takes it's name from Sun Yat-sen, also known as Sun Zhongshan. This area has a lot of interesting attractions to offer curious tourists. The following tour will provide you with a fascinating walk through Zhongshan District.

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.4 Km or 3.4 Miles

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