Presently there are three theme exhibition halls in our museum. Furthermore, there are outdoor children's playgrounds, mazes, and fountain shows, and etc. Please refer to our folded brochure, our daily activities guide, and the fountain shows timetable to schedule your visit. As regards to the Peinan Cultural Park, you can visit the visitor center, the lookout, the excavation site, and the crescent-shape stone pillar.
In addition to the three theme exhibition halls, we will organize special exhibitions and activities irregularly. Furthermore, the museum will regularly release information about activities to be held every two months, which will be available at appointed places. Or you can leave your name and address; the museum will send notice to you on a regular time schedule. You can also look up the newest information for yourself on-line at any time.
The meseum’s Preparation Office was set up in 1990 and after the completion of the museum in July 2001, it was opened to visitors. The cost it took to build the museum is NT$ 3 billion and it covers an area of 10.65 hectares.
Peinan Cultural Park, a part of the Peinan archeological site, is a historical relics park affiliated to our museum. There are bountiful prehistoric cultural relics beneath its ground. Facilities in the park include the entrance square and a parking lot, an open-air performance ground, the visitor center, the excavation site, a nursery garden, and etc. Among them, the demonstration of on-the-spot excavation site is the most characteristic. Furthermore, there are rooms for the exhibition and study of "Peinan Culture and Peinan Archeological Site" which are open to visitors. For information about various activities, please refer to the website of our museum in the web page of “Newest information” under the subcategory of "Peinan Cultural Park."
First, please make sure what kind of slate coffin you would like to see. If what you have in mind is the one excavated in Taitung New Station in 1980, it is currently kept in the Department of Anthropology, National Taiwan University. However, if you are simply looking for any available slate coffin to appreciate, there is a replica in the exhibition hall of prehistoric history in our museum. Furthermore, on the lookout of Peinan Cultural Park, there are also 3 replicas of actually excavated slate coffin.
Relics exhibited in our museum are mainly prehistoric cultural relics and relics of aborigines. The museum is divided into three exhibition halls, i.e. Natural History Hall, Prehistoric History Hall and Austronesian hall. Relics on exhibition include those from around Taiwan.
Both are of the style of the penannular jade rings unearthed in the Peinan archaeological site. The design of the museum's emblem, which adopts the zoo-anthropomorphic-shaped penannular jade ring, serves to remind visitors that in those days, this very zoo-anthropomorphic-shaped penannular jade ring was a medium for the communication among people and their ancestors, gods, and animals. The penannular jade ring was so exquisitely carved that it demonstrates the most primitive arts of totem, and represents a perfect combination of prehistoric culture and arts. The penannular jade ring shaped object in the atrium of the exhibition hall, 12 meters in height, was set up to bring into visitors' mind the image of archaeology. This selection of this design lies in that it is relatively easier to produce and can withstand earthquakes below 7 on the Richter scale. ?
The museum has a dedicated website http://www.nmp.gov.tw. Contents of this website include introductions to various exhibitions of the museum, educational resources, development of the museum's collections, and etc. We also welcome visitors to frequently use our Library Information System to retrieve information.
We recommend that you buy them at stores in the museum, or you exchange for a pass at the administration building in office hours on weekdays to enter the library of our museum to retrieve relevant materials.
Please refer to the public service information brochures of our museum which can assist the tourists to get oriented, or please pay attention to our information board, indicating posters and indicating labels in elevators.
There are chairs in galleries and every exhibition hall for temporary rest, and there are rest areas in both the atrium of the lobby of our museum and the atrium of the ground floor of the exhibition hall.
There are drinking facilities in the lobby of our museum and the tourists service center in the park. Furthermore, we provide boiled water in the Lady's Toilet and the parking lot at the entrance of our museum, which can also serve as nursing room.
Presently no post office service is available in our museum. The nearest Auto Teller Machine to our museum is an ATM of the Land Bank of Taiwan located at the corner of YongFengYu Paper Factory. The nearest ATM to the Park is in a convenience store located at the Gengsheng N. Road.
To reach the restaurant of our museum, just walk along the gallery outside the entrance of the exhibition hall. For more details, please refer to the public service brochure of our museum. The restaurant of our museum provides light meals at lunch hour, and snack foods and beverages are available throughout the day.