National Palace Museum

:::Gallery Tours

Adults Multimedia Guide

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, German, Cantonese, and Sign Language for the cost of NT$150 per rental. Visitors who wish to rent the audio players can inquire at the audio tour information desk.

Kids Multimedia Guide

The Kids Multimedia Guide is designed for children of age 7-12. Narrated by Emperor Qianlong and a 10 year old boy, Art, the guide leads children on an adventure throughout the National Palace Museum. Available in Chinese and English, this guide is suitable for a family audience and can be borrowed from the Main Building First Floor Audio Guide Counter for NT$100.

To rent the adult and/or children audio touring system, visitors are required to deposit a valid proof of ID (ID card, driver’s license, health insurance card, or passport) or NT$3,000 in cash, which will be returned to the visitors upon the return of the audio touring equipment.

* To complement with the Kids Multimedia Guide, the National Palace Museum launches a special augmented reality app "神奇國寶AR Play," which can be downloaded for free on App Store and Google Play. After the visit, by scanning the images on the pamphlet of the Kids Audio Guide, you will see the 3D animations and explore the fun of interaction with virtual antiquities! This app features augmented reality design and audio guide for four national treasures, including "Wine cup with doucai polychrome decoration of chicken in a garden," "Jade flower holder in the shape of fish-creature," "Fang wine vessel with hunting scene pattern," and "Yi water vessel with an animal handle and feet in human figures." (Please download and use it in WIFI-accessible environment.)

For those who can't visit the National Palace Museum in person, you may download the PDF version of the pamphlet to experience the fun of interactives!




Audio Guide Listen Online and Download

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 4:00 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 Residence
Online Reservation Application (Chinese only)
Online Reservation Application Result Search (Chinese only)

Group Audio Tour System

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, 2007. 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 886-2-2883-3172, 886-2-2883-3277, or 886-2-2883-3200.

Services for the Disabled

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.

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: 886-2-288-12021 x 2802 or 2683 for Emma Chen of the Department of Education, Exhibition and Information Service. Fax Number: 886-2-2881-4138.
(Click here to download the NPM Application Form for Group Guided Tour for the Visually-Impaired Students/Group) (Chinese only)