Museum policy

  • Containment Notice
 1. Please fill out the contact information form and receive temperature check at the entrance. Those who 
        have forehead temperature higher than 37.5°C (99.5°F) are excluded from entry.
 2. Please sanitize hands with the rubbing alcohol provided and wear a mask during the entire visit.
  • 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.
  • In case of afternoon museum lectures, the tour will be shifted to 10:30 a.m. of the day.
  • The annual Academia Sinica Open House Day falls on October's last Saturday. Guided tours are stopped on the day for special events to be held. 

Group tour

  • Chinese / English guided group tours are avalible on opening days (Weds., Sats., and Suns.) by reservation. 
  • The group size must be over 15 people and below 100 people.
  • 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 a tour in case of violation of the appointment.
Book a group tour

Getting here


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).


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.



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.


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.


Mobile audio guide

Wheelchairs, handicap ramps, elevators


Chinese and English video

Collection database


Chinese/English/Japanese Language Guiding Kiosk

Photograph permission

Image authorization

To apply for digital resources and collection replication of Institute of History and Philology, Academia Sinica, please access to the “Application for Digital Resources and Collection Replication of Institute of History and Philology, Academia Sinica” website.
Apply for image authorization

Photography permission

If you wish to take photographs or make video recordings in the museum, please secure permission with museum staff in advance.
Apply for photography permission






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
Aug. 28th   (Sat.) – 29th (Sun.)
Weekend of Referendum Day
Sep. 18th   (Sat.) – 21st (Tue.)
Mid-Autumn Festival Weekend
Oct. 9th (Sat.)   – 11th (Mon.)
National Day Weekend
Dec. 31st   (Fri.) – Jan. 2nd (Sun.) 2022
New Year Day Weekend