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New Taipei City Library

No. 139, Guixing Rd., Banqiao Dist., New Taipei City 22060
The New Taipei City Library oversees more than 100 branches, including library reading rooms and smart libraries. The new main library was inaugurated on May 10, 2015. It is equipped with a range of high-tech services, including Asia’s largest intelligent self-service book reservation and retrieval terminal, a self-service book return terminal, and an e-book wall. The facility, which is also the first public library in Taiwan to be open 24 hours a day, has won international recognition. Its smart technology services make the library more user-friendly and have transformed traditional library management and service methods. This makes New Taipei City Library’s main branch very different from its counterparts; it has already attracted visits by professionals from over forty countries on learning missions.

New Taipei City Yingge Ceramics Museum

No.200, Wenhua Rd., Yingge Dist., New Taipei City 239, Taiwan (R.O.C.)
The New Taipei City Yingge Ceramics Museum was officially opened to the public on November 26, 2000. It is the first museum in Taiwan dedicated to ceramics. The museum is dedicated to the investigation, collection, preservation, and safeguarding of Taiwan ceramics culture, engaging in research, collection and display, and education. The museum takes part in international exchanges and cooperation, hosts an international artist residency program, is a member of the American Alliance of Museums, and has signed sister agreements with museums in Germany and Spain. It also won the right to host the 2018 Congress of the International Academy of Ceramics. Taiwan’s ceramic art is internationally renowned, and the museum is a showcase for the vitality of Taiwan’s ceramics culture and contemporary ceramic art creations.

New Taipei City Shihsanhang Museum of Archaeology

TEL: 886-2-2619-1313
No.200, Museum Rd., Bali Dist., New Taipei City 249, Taiwan (R.O.C.)
The Shihsanhang Museum of Archaeology was established in conjunction with the rescue excavation undertaken at the Shihsanhang Archaeological Site in 1990. At the time, the government had been planning to build a sewage treatment plant on top of the site. Archaeologists vigorously called for rescue of the site and received strong backing from the public. A portion of the site was preserved and designated a National Historic Site – Class Two. It was formally approved as a protected national-grade archaeological site by the Executive Yuan in 1992. The Shihsanhang Museum of Archaeology was established by the Taipei County Government, the responsible authority at the time, to preserve the cultural relics unearthed at the Shihsanhang site. The museum opened for operation on April 24, 2003.

New Taipei City Gold Museum


TEL: 886-2-24962800
FAX: 886-2-24962820
No. 8, Jinguang Rd., Ruifang Dist., New Taipei City 22450
The Gold Museum, opened in November 2004, was the first museum in the country that incorporated the ecological museum concept. The museum has two areas of focus: Jinguashi’s mining history, and gold. Its exhibits detail the appearance, mining history, local culture, and ecological landscape of Jinguashi. Working in concert with the local community, it promotes the preservation of the area’s mining-industry sites, landscape features, historical memories, and cultural assets, bringing them alive for all to experience and enjoy.


New Taipei City Government Tamsui Historical Museum


TEL: 886-2-2621-2830
No. 32-2, Ln. 6, Sec. 1, Zhongzheng Rd., Tamsui Dist., New Taipei City 251
The New Taipei City Government Tamsui Historical Museum was established in 2005. The first museum in Taiwan dedicated to heritage sites, it is responsible for the preservation and promotion of public awareness of Tamsui historical sites and architecture. As part of its efforts to raise public awareness of these heritage assets and increase public participation, the Tamsui Historical Museum organizes a wide range of promotional and educational activities. Our goal is to utilize heritage site reuse as well as comprehensive operational management to create a new climate for the development of cultural industries.