The National Palace Museum Visitors Notice
Notice is effective Dec. 22, 2012
Rules No. 1, 2 and 5 revised on Feb. 1, 2016
Rules No. 5 and 6 revised on Dec. 2, 2016
Rules No. 6 revised on Jun. 6, 2019
- The following visitors notice has been put in place by the National Palace Museum (NPM) to preserve and maintain the valued artifacts and visiting quality inside the Main Building exhibition halls.
- Groups of 10 or above are required to purchase group tickets for the exhibitions. All members of the group are also required to rent an audio touring system (audio headset) and be equipped prior to entering. As museum crowd control is in place, visitors are recommended to book the audio touring systems in advance.
- Visitors are suggested to adjust their visiting routes when running into crowded areas.
- At times of natural disasters (such as typhoons and earthquakes) resulting in subsequent announcement of cancelled workday(s), the Museum will also be closed; when deemed necessary, the Museum will close sections of areas during exhibition changes, renovation, construction, or major incidents.
- Photographs and/or video recordings may be taken exhibition halls as long as no auxiliary equipment such as flash, light capturing equipment, tripods, and selfie sticks are used. For artifacts that visitors may not take photographs and/or video recordings of, prohibition signs will be in place.
When taking photographs and/or video recordings, visitors may not impede traffic flow and/or violate the safety and/or viewing rights of other visitors.
Visitors who are taking photographs and/or video recordings for commercial or other special purposes must file an application in advance.
- Visitors are required to abide by the regulations set forth in this notice, and follow the instructions given by the Museum staff. Any violation of the following rules will result in warnings, stopping of behavior/act, denial of admission, and/or dismissal from the museum.
(i) Dangerous items, food, liquid, bottles, and cans are strictly prohibited inside the exhibition halls.
(ii) Guided tours without the audio touring system are strictly prohibited (unless authorized otherwise) to maintain the peace within the exhibition halls.
(iii) Visitors who fail to comply with Rule No. 5 when taking photographs and/or video recordings.
(iv) Visitors should keep their voices low and not talk loudly or cause nuisance to other visitors.
(v) Visitors should not run, play, eat and drink, smoke, lie on seats, sit on the floor, take off their shoes, and littering.
(vi) Pets (except guide dogs), oversized items, and toys are prohibited inside the exhibition halls.
(vii) Visitors are asked to dress appropriately when entering into the Museum.
(viii) Backpacks, travel bags, and luggage (portable objects larger than A3 paper) must be deposited at the museum checkroom. The NPM is required to check the contents of these items when necessary.
(ix) Any other persons considered by the Museum to pose threats to artifact safety or order inside the museum are prohibited from entering the exhibition halls.