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Museum policy

Please see ⇛the website news for  the epidemic containment measures.
  • Please do not smoke, eat, or drink in the museum.
  • Please do not bring pets or dangerous goods into the museum.
  • If you wish to take photographs in the museum, please turn off flash and do not use selfie stick.
  • For the safety of yourself and other guests, running, chasing, jumping, and tapping on glasses are prohibited.
  • The temperature in the exhibition hall is kept at around 20(68). It is therefore suggested that visitors dress accordingly.
  • The museum reserves the right to restrict the number of visitors attending at any one time.
  • There are human skulls being exhibited on the 1st floor. Please avoid the display if you are not comfortable with such contents.
  • In the event of an emergency, please follow the instructions of the museum staff and leave the museum in an orderly manner.

Tour guide

Chinese regular tour

  • 2:00 to 3:30 p.m. on opening Saturdays. No reservation needed.
  • When open lectures are held in the afternoon, the tour will be shifted to 10:30 a.m. of the day.
  • The annual Academia Sinica Open House Day falls on the last Saturday of October. Guided tours are stopped on the day for special events to be held. 

Group Tour

  • Chinese / English guided group tours are available on opening days (Wed., Sat., and Sun.) by reservation online. 
  • The group size must be over 15 people and below 100 people (the limitation is tighten to 70 people below for epidemic control).
  • Reservation is required two weeks in advance. To cancel the reservation, please in form the Museum 2 days in advance.
  • The Museum reserves the right to cancel the tour for a group with less than 15 people present, or arriving 30 minutes late or more without advance inform.
  • Please access the reservation page via the "Book a Group Tour" button below, click "reserve" on the date you selected, submit the completed form, and wait for our email notification.
Book a Group Tour

Getting here

Bus

To Dr. Hu Shih Park Stop: route 205, 270, 306, 620, 645 (sub.), S1, S12, or Blue 25 (about 2 minutes’ walk to the museum).

MRT

Take Bannan or Wenhu Line to Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center Station, then transfer to bus route 205, 306, 620, 645 (sub.), S1 or S12 from MRT Exit 5.

By Car

  • Due to the limited parking space, please take advantage of public transportation. Parking fees are charged according to the regulation of Academia Sinica.
  • For driving directions, please refer to ⇨Academia Sinica location on Google Map.
  • Motorcycles are not allowed in the campus. Please park in the provided parking area nearby Academia Sinica.

Train or High-Speed Rail

To Nangang Station

Zhongxiao East Road Exit: transfer to bus route 270 or Blue 25.

Nangang Road Exit: transfer to bus route 306.

Shimin Boulevard Exit: transfer to bus route S12.

Facilities

1F

Descending from the second floor, visitors will enter the “Archaeological Space” on the first floor, with the aroma of underground archaeological fields. Divided by many glass walls, the exhibition space turns into several corridors of time; Lung-shan Culture, the ruins of Yin, West Chou and East Chou were connected together. To emphasis the particularity of archaeological works, the exhibition connects studies of artifacts before and after its discovery, together with pictures of the tomb pits, it gives visitors a truthful representation of the genuine tombs. With professional researches, lively display and demonstration, the exhibition turns out to be a unique trip into history with various artifacts.

2F

Historical documents and archaeological artifacts are the two major supports for new historical studies. The exhibition of the Institute starts from “Historical Space” on the second floor, where according to the type of the objects the place was divided into seven areas: Han Dynasty Wooden Slips from Edsen-gol, Rare Texts, The Archive of the Grand Secretariat, Artifacts from Ethnic Groups of Southwestern China, Rubbings, Taiwanese Archaeology and Special Exhibitions. Each area begins its demonstration from an introduction of how the artifacts were included into the Institute’s collection, and how much their value stands for academic researches.

Free WIFI

Wheelchairs, handicap ramps, elevators

Lockers

Chinese and English video

Collection database

AED

Chinese/English/Japanese Language Guiding Kiosk

Photograph permission

Image authorization

To use images of the Museum’s exhibits, please apply by the Institute’s rules on the “License Application for Images of IHP Collections” website. 
Apply for image authorization

Photography permission

Photography is allowed in the exhibition hall, but the prior application permitted by the Institute is required for the following conditions:
  1. Using auxiliary equipment such as lash, light capturing equipment, tripods, or selfie sticks.
  2. Publishing the photography, including to post online.
  3. Making photography outside the museum opening hours.
Photography Application (Chinese)
申請展場攝影注意事項(九十九年度第二次(99、04、28)所務會議通過)

壹.實施範圍
本注意事項所稱之展場,包含本館常設展示廳及本館區域內之特展場地。

貳.申請時機
本館展場開放攝影,有下列狀況時,應事先向館方申請,經館方核准後,始可進行拍攝工作。
一、使用照明燈或閃光燈或腳架。
二、拍攝之作品將公開出版或展示或播出(包括在網路上展示或播出)。
三、於展場開放時間以外進行拍攝。

參.申請權利義務
依前項第二款向館方申請經本館核准拍攝者,必須於作品完成後:
一、無償提供所有拍攝影像之複本各壹份予本館及展品出借單位。
二、同意本館及展品出借單位於文宣及展示教育活動時,無償使用該影像。
三、所有拍攝影像,不得轉為與申請目的用途不符之使用方式。
四、於出版或播出時,須註明「感謝中央研究院歷史語言研究所協助拍攝」。

肆.申請方式
一、填寫「展場攝影申請單」。
二、專案拍攝者,檢附拍攝計畫書提出書面申請(詳閱「拍攝影片申請須知」),經本館審查後方可拍攝。
三、經本館核可後,由承辦人通知申請單位,並依本館同意之條件拍攝展場。

伍.其他注意事項
一、本館員工及本館委託之拍攝機構(人)有拍攝需求時,亦比照辦理。
二、媒體採訪憑記者證請填「媒體、及各單位採訪、攝影申請表」。
三、特展辦理期間,經由館方徵得該特展之展品出借機構(人)同意,始可進行拍攝。
四、其他有關攝影的注意事項,請依展場攝影申請單上之規定辦理。

陸.本注意事項於所務會報通過後實施,其修正或廢止亦同。
The  Year 2021 Closing Schedule
Jan. 1st (Fri.)   – 3rd (Sun.)
New Year Day Weekend
Feb. 10th (Wed.)   – 16th (Tue.)
Lunar New Year Holiday
Feb. 27th (Sat.)   – Mar. 1st (Mon.)
Peace Memorial Day Weekend
Mar. 14th (Sun.)
Facility Maintenance
Apr. 2nd (Fri.)   – 5th (Mon.)
Children’s Day and Tomb Sweeping Day   Weekend
June 12th (Sat.)   – 14th (Mon.)
Dragon Boat Festival Weekend
Sep. 5th (Sun.)
Facility Maintenance
Sep. 18th   (Sat.) – 21st (Tue.)
Mid-Autumn Festival Weekend
Oct. 9th (Sat.)   – 11th (Mon.)
National Day Weekend
Dec. 18th   (Sat.) – 19th (Sun.)
Weekend of Referendum Day
Dec. 31st   (Fri.) – Jan. 2nd (Sun.) 2022
New Year Day Weekend