With the small-sized and lightweight audio hand-held devices visitors can now enjoy personalized tours by choosing what they want to listen to during their visit in the galleries. The audio touring system provided by the NPM, available in Mandarin Chinese, Taiwanese, Hakka Chinese, English, Japanese, Korean, Spanish, French, Cantonese, and Sign Language for the cost of NT$100 per rental. Visitors who wish to rent the audio players can inquire at the audio tour information desk.
Kids Audio Guide
Multimedia Audio Guide
To provide visitors with a wider selection of audio touring systems, the Museum has added a multimedia audio touring service that is easily accessible to the public. The audio touring system is available in Mandarin Chinese, English, and Japanese. This service is also available to people who are hearing-impaired.A fee of NT$200 will be charged for the use of each of the multimedia touring equipment. Visitors will be asked to deposit a valid ID (such as an ID card, driver's license, health insurance card, or passport) or NT$3,000 in cash, which will be returned to the user upon the return of the touring equipment.
Free Guided Tours in Chinese and English, Free Tours for Parents & Children also Available
These tours are free of charge. Please sign up first at the audio touring system reception desk on the first floor (each tour is limited to 30 people). The tour schedule is as follows:Mandarin Chinese: Begins daily at 9:30 a.m, 10:00 a.m, 2:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.(From 2015/09/01, Guided tour in Chinese at 4:30 p.m. will be changed to 4:00 p.m.)English: Begins daily at 10:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. (Online Reservation of English guided tours)Parent-child tours are available on weekends: Begins Saturday & Sunday at 10:30 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.
The Chang Dai-ch’ien Residence Guided Tour Service
Exhibition Dates: Open from Tuesdays to Sundays.Closed on: Mondays, Apr. 2 (the day of Chang Dai-ch’ien’s passing), and all public holidays.For those who wish to visit, please check our NPM website and make your reservation online one week in advance. Please check back 3 days prior to your visit to confirm if the reserved time slot is available.NPM Visiting Management Regulations of the Chang Dai-ch'ien Memorial ResidenceOnline Reservation Application (Chinese only)Online Reservation Application Result Search (Chinese only)
To improve the quality of their visit to the NPM and to maintain a quiet and comfortable atmosphere inside the galleries, the NPM has implemented a new group audio tour system as of July 1. All groups of ten or more purchasing group admission tickets to the NPM exhibition areas must also purchase and use the NPM group audio tour system. The group audio tour system is a cordless device. Tourist guides will be equipped with a master set and microphone while group members each have a receiver and earpiece, the connection and sound quality of these devices are extremely well-maintained. With the use of these devices tourist guides will be able to control the volume, effectively reducing noise and maintaining the museum's solemn environment.Tourist guides and travel agencies may make reservations prior to their visit to minimize possible waiting time.To book the Group Audio Touring System, please refer to The National Palace Museum Group Audio Touring System Booking Guidelines.For regular visitor reservations, please contact our service hotline at +886-2-28833172, +886-2-28833277, or +886-2-28833200.
Wheelchairs are available at the 1F checkroom in Exhibition Area I. Elevators are located in the west wing of the B1 and behind the Orientation Gallery of the 1F. Tour and Service for people with disabilities, please call +886-2-6610-3600 ext.68487.
Online Application for Guided Tour for the Visually-Impaired
To better serve the disabled group, the NPM will host the Appreciate Beauty without Obstacles activity every Thursday afternoon from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the NPM Creative Workshop. The activity is limited to 30 people; please feel free to make your reservation online one week in advance.(Online Reservation Application for Guided Tour for the Visually-Impaired) (Chinese only)Should you require to make changes in visiting time and location, please contact the Museum. The NPM welcomes all visually-impaired groups to make their reservations at least one week in advance.Inquiry Hotline: +886-2-28812021 x 2802 or 2683 for Emma Chen of the Department of Education, Exhibition and Information Service.Fax Number: +886-2-28814138.(Click here to download the NPM Application Form for Group Guided Tour for the Visually-Impaired Students/Group) (Chinese only)
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