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Gold Museum,New Taipei City Government

No. 8, Jinguang Road, Ruifang District, New Taipei City, Taiwan 224

Characteristics of Theme

Miscellaneous and Others
Geology Ecosystem Crafts History Industrial Technology/Applied Science

The Scale of the Museum

Single Museum

Opening Hours Entrance Fee

Gold Museum,New Taipei City Government

  •  Gold Museum,New Taipei City Government

Establishment Purpose

  • The Gold Museum is Taiwan’s first museum planned as an eco-museum. Since its opening in November 2004, apart from sustaining the development of resources and ecotourism as an “eco-museum,” the museum has spared no effort to well preserve the invaluable natural ecology, historical mining facilities, natural landscapes, historical memories, and cultural heritages of Jinguashui and Suinandong areas in collaboration with local communities.

Department Introduction

With the urge and expectation of residents in the historical mining site of Jinguashi, the central government, local government, and local landlords, including Taiwan Sugar Corporation and Taiwan Power Company, began to communicate in 2002. At the end of 2004, the Historical Mining Site Museum as established to preserve the history and culture of the local mining history. This museum park, completed through the collaboration of residents and the local government under the central government’s direction, sits at the heart of the spacious abandoned mining site occupying an area of about 4.5 hectares. In the park, seven yesteryear historical mining facilities, including the bus parking, Japanese-styled dormitories, mining business offices, canteens, Crown Prince Chalet, telephone switchboard room, and police quarters, have been restored and one mining tunnel was re-opened. In addition to the onsite preservation of existing historical mining facilities, the museum engages in oral interviews, studies and investigates regional cultural assets, organizes special exhibitions on history and culture, arranges related performing activities and plans educational courses every year. By completing the preservation of the core areas and establishing related museums, the Shuei-Jin-Jiou Mining Sites attract over one million visitors every year. In the next decade, the museum will continue to engage in research and collection for the preservation, revitalization and re-use of the Shuei-Jin-Jiou Mining Sites, in order to transform research outcomes into contents for exhibition and education and introduce cultural and creative strategies to reuse these mining monuments. By doing so, the museum aims to achieve historical site preservation, education promotion, injects in energy through cultural and creative strategies, and achieve sustainable development for co-prosperity through collaboration.

Audience Services and Facilities

  • Lavatory
  • Breastfeeding Room
    Breastfeeding Room
  • Food and Beverage Area
    Food and Beverage Area
  • Shops
  • Elevators
  • Information and  Service Desk
    Information and Service Desk

Barrier-Free Service

  • Barrier-Free Lavatory
  • Barrier-Free Access (ramp)
  • Barrier-Free Elevator
  • All paths are wheelchair or cart accessible
  • Hospitality Service Desk
  • Auxiliary Equipment Rental
  • Friendly Guided Tour

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