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National Center for Traditional Arts

No. 201, Section 2, Wubin Road, Wujie Township, Yilan County, Taiwan 268

Characteristics of Theme

Arts and Crafts
Drama Folkloristics Crafts Music Dance

The Scale of the Museum

Branches, clusters or affiliated offices / parks,(1)place

Affiliated Museum Information

Opening Hours Entrance Fee

Customer Service Information


National Center for Traditional Arts

  • National Center for Traditional Arts
  • National Center for Traditional Arts

Establishment Purpose

  • Established in January 2002 affiliated to the Ministry of Culture (formerly Council for Cultural Affairs), the National Center for Traditional Arts (NCFTA) is Taiwan’s first folk art park ever planned and built by the government to develop traditional art talents; investigate, research, preserve, continue and develop, inherit, and innovate traditional arts. Although the center is positioned as a “government agency,” part of its facilities and business have been “outsourced” for private operations, demonstrating a dual-track operations model. In response to the amendment to the Cultural Heritage Preservation Act, the center transferred part of its business and staff to the “Preparatory Office of the Headquarters Administration of Cultural Heritage” in 2007. On March 2008, the “Preparatory Office of the National Headquarters of Taiwan Traditional Arts” (NHTTA) was established to integrate traditional art resources and the NCFTA, Graduate Institute of Ethnomusicology, and the three national traditional drama groups: MOE GuoGuang Opera Company, Taiwan Bangzi Opera Company and National Experimental Chinese Orchestra. Under the NHTTA there are five branches: Center for Traditional Arts, GuoGuang Opera Company, Taiwan Bangzi Opera Company, National Chinese Orchestra Taiwan, and Taiwan Music Institute to engage in the education and publicity of traditional arts. In the organizational restructuring made after the Ministry of Culture (MOC) was established in May 2012, the center was renamed NCFTA as a tier-3 MOC agency.

Department Introduction

As Taiwan’s important cultural and art asset, the NCFTA is an MOC agency established to plan the maintenance, investigation, research, preservation, inheritance, and development of traditional arts across Taiwan and to become the field for realizing and demonstrating policies for intangible cultural assets.

Audience Services and Facilities

  • Lavatory
  • Breastfeeding Room
    Breastfeeding Room
  • Food and Beverage Area
    Food and Beverage Area
  • Parking Space
    Parking Space
  • Shops
  • Elevators
  • Information and  Service Desk
    Information and Service Desk
  • Gender-Friendly Space
    Gender-Friendly Space

Barrier-Free Service

  • Barrier-Free Lavatory
  • Barrier-Free Parking Space for Cars and Motorcycles
  • Barrier-Free Access (ramp)
  • Barrier-Free Elevator
  • Barrier-Free Seating/Seats
  • All paths are wheelchair or cart accessible
  • WCAG Website (A website meets the requirements of WCAG, Web Content Accessibility Guidelines)
  • Hospitality Service Desk
  • Auxiliary Equipment Rental
  • Friendly Guided Tour
  • Hotline Service

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