National Palace Museum (Northern Branch) adjusted business hours
In response to the Novel coronavirus epidemic, the museum has taken measures expand environmental disinfection to ensure safety and the prevention of outbreaks. The Northern Branch adjusted business hours as follows: Tuesday through Sunday from 09:00~17:00 and closes on every Monday; The Southern Branch will remain its business hours but may be subject to changes according to the epidemic.
We apologize for any inconvenience.
The treasures of the National Palace Museum (NPM) were brought to Taiwan during Chinese Civil War period and have become a mightily important part of the diverse Taiwanese culture.
The NPM houses a vast collection of ancient Chinese artifacts, some of which came from the Palace Museum in Beijing and the preparatory department of the Nanjing Museum (previously the "National Central Museum"); those that came from the Palace Museum originated from the Qing Court, and those that came from the preparatory department of the Nanjing Museum primarily originated from the Institute for Exhibiting Antiquities, which was previously owned by the Jehol and Shenyang temporary palaces. This signifies that the NPM's current artifact collection contains Qing court artifacts from The Palace Museum, the Jehol (Rehe) temporary palace, and the Shenyang temporary palace.
The NPM is home to hundreds of thousands of historical relics.
The museum provides Chinese, English, French, German, Japanese, Spanish and Korean professional language guides, and it regularly organizes courses, lectures and exhibition tours. More than a hundred types of publications have been published by the museum; it is truly a cultural gem of the world and a must-visit place on any visitor's itinerary.
(Source: Travel Taipei Website)