The Taipei National Palace Museum is a world-class museum that hosts an eclectic collection of treasures kept by generations of Emperors ruling from the Forbidden City. In WWII, Nationalist troops seized the most important pieces in order to prevent invaders from ransacking China's national treasures. A twist of fate eventually brought these treasures to Taiwan.

The Taipei National Palace Museum is designed in the style of a Northern Chinese palace. It is home to hundreds of thousands of historical relics that make up the world's most comprehensive and precious collection of ancient Chinese artifacts. The entire collection covers 5,000 years of China's historical and artistic achievements. The collections are mainly inherited from the Song, Yuan, Ming, and Qing dynasties, with nearly 700,000 pieces of ancient Chinese imperial artifacts and artworks. Famous collections include jade cabbage, meat-shaped stone, Mao Gong Ding, as well as ink paintings and calligraphy works since the Song Dynasty. But apart from looking at the national treasure jade cabbage, there is a free children’s learning center in the north courtyard. There's a children's gallery in the basement of the museum' for children 5 to 12. The children's area has a theater, interactive exhibitions, and DIY crafts. The visit to the museum is more suitable for older kids but the museum does have facilities tailored for younger kids.


Section 2, Zhi Shan Road, Shilin District, Taipei City, Taiwan


Phone Number

02 2881 2021

Open hours today: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Monday


  • Tuesday

    9:00 am - 5:00 pm

  • Wednesday

    9:00 am - 5:00 pm

  • Thursday

    9:00 am - 5:00 pm

  • Friday

    9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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  • September 26, 2023 4:53 am local time

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