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National Palace Museum

No. 221, Section 2, Zhishan Road, Shilin District, Taipei City, Taiwan 111

Characteristics of Theme

Miscellaneous and Others
Painting Crafts Clothes and Accessories History Sculpture

The Scale of the Museum

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

Affiliated Museum Information

Opening Hours Entrance Fee

Customer Service Information



National Palace Museum

  • National Palace Museum

Establishment Purpose

  • The NPM is established to “organize, retain, and exhibit artifacts and artworks from different dynasties of China previously collected by the Beiping National Palace Museum and the National Central Museum Preparatory Office, and enhance the recruitment, research and publicity of ancient Chinese artefacts and artworks to expand the social education function.”

Department Introduction

The National Palace Museum (NPM) is famous worldwide for its collection of artifacts of Cathay culture from different dynasties previously kept by the Qing court. The collection includes main categories: implements, calligraphy and painting, and books and documentation, totally nearly 700,000 pieces. In recent years, the NPM has proactively collected artefacts of different Asian ethnic groups to expand the coverage of its collection. Based on professional exhibition planning and comprehensive research outcomes, the NMP organizes permanent exhibitions and special exhibitions on different themes every year. It also introduces the essential exhibits of important museums worldwide to broaden the global cultural horizon of the public. The NMP has the northern and southern branches. The North Branch located in Waishuangxi, Shilin District, Taipei City, was established in 1965. In addition to the main museum and the library that are opened to the public, the NMP has built two traditional gardens: Zhishan Garden and Zhide Garden for visitors to travel to. The Southern Branch sitting in Taibao City, Chiayi County, dedicated to exhibiting Asian art culture began operations at the end of 2015. The NMS is the museum at the highest level, with the riches collection, having the most visitors, and earning the best international fame in Taiwan. As a result, it is a must-visit spot in Taiwan and ranked at the top of all tourism indicators.

Audience Services and Facilities

  • Lavatory
  • Breastfeeding Room
    Breastfeeding Room
  • Food and Beverage Area
    Food and Beverage Area
  • Parking Space
    Parking Space
  • Children's or Parent-Child Center/Area
    Children's or Parent-Child Center/Area
  • 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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