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Kaohsiung Museums of History

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Beautiful building

Stunning building to look round even if the museum content doesn't interest you. Good explanation... read more

Reviewed 15 November 2017
kuepper
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Glossop, United Kingdom
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Former Formosa

This is a fantastic museum about Taiwan's past in general, and aspects specific to the city of... read more

Reviewed 17 December 2016
WongAK
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Melbourne, Australia
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15 Nov 2017
“Beautiful building”
17 Mar 2018
“Local history ”
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No.272 Zhongzheng Si Road, Yangcheng District, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
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Reviewed 17 March 2018 via mobile

Museum is close to Pier 2 if you near there can pay a visit, interesting content but headings in English and mandarin but no English on the contents. There's a few done and kids play area it's free entry.

Thank Horlicks88
Reviewed 25 February 2018

Why is it that some museums such as this have some signage in English but then assume that no further information is needed in English? The 2-28 section was good and had good English descriptions, but not 100% coverage.

Thank tobegold
Reviewed 15 November 2017 via mobile

Stunning building to look round even if the museum content doesn't interest you. Good explanation of 228. Friendly and helpful staff and it's totally free.

Thank kuepper
Reviewed 17 May 2017

A small museum with a very local focus. It's hard to appreciate the exhibits and indeed the history of the museum building itself without some context, and it took me a while to figure that out from reading the display.

Thank arjun_stc
Reviewed 7 May 2017

This museum had very little English information. However one of the volunteers had studied in our home town and showed us around some of the exhibits. Without him we would not have spent much time there at all

Thank Jane R
Reviewed 17 December 2016

This is a fantastic museum about Taiwan's past in general, and aspects specific to the city of Kaohsiung in particular, i.e. the so-called 228 incident in1947, which resulted in the armed suppression of unarmed, protesting citizens, with majority of casualties & deaths took place at...More

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Reviewed 3 December 2016

While I have heard of Taiwan 228 incident before, this is the place where many related official records and artefacts were found. The building is not grand but well built, just strong enough to hold all the hatred accumulated over the decades, generated from the...More

1  Thank Jen L
Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

The exhibits looked nice and I'm sure they are interesting but everything was in Chinese so I left after five minutes. It was free of charge though so If you can read Chinese then I think you should go and visit the place.

3  Thank FritzKubrick
Reviewed 9 June 2016

I can't read Chinese, and whilst there are lots of pictures/exhibits, there is very little English at all. I spent about 15 minutes walking round but didn't learn anything.

1  Thank Chapeltom
Reviewed 23 March 2016

After admiring the vintage building itself, there were only two exhibits that absorbed my time. The 228 Massacre made a strong impression as Taiwan comes to terms with the little known military suppression of democracy after WWII. The personal accounts of the survivors and their...More

Thank Chuck K
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