Lin Liu-Hsin Puppet Theatre Museum 林柳新紀念偶戲博物館

Lin Liu-Hsin Puppet Theatre Museum>林柳新紀念偶戲博物館


The Lin Liu-Hsin Puppet Theater Museum (林柳新紀念偶戲博物館)  is located in the Dadaocheng area, which was once the beating heart of Taipei, but is now somewhat neglected.  showcases puppetry as an important performing art in Taiwan and Asia. The museum is in a fairly smaler , older l building with exhibitions on four floors. Everything is very neatly presented with good commentary in Chinese and English (and a little Japanese). The collection is well chosen and introduces many interesting aspects of puppetry.


While the museum main  focus is about  puppets in Taiwan, other parts of Asia are also well represented. There are fantastic, beautiful  hand made puppets from Guangdong and Fujian in China and marionettes from India and Burma. The museum highlights that puppetry is a very rich and diverse art form in Asia. It is a great place for the whole family  to enjoy while visiting Taipei.



Address: No. 79 Xining North Road, Taipei (台北市西寧北路79號)

Admission is NT$120 for adults and NT$80 for children. (NT $250 for group TOUR rate, see below)

Hours: 10:00 to 17:00. Closed on Mondays and national holidays.

Tel:(02)2556-8909 or 2555-9762


Group booking information

The Lin Lin-Hsin Puppet Theater Museum  also offers guided-tour and a puppet show for groups.

The museum guide will introduce the background of local culture in a global context, with hands-on activities the tour through the museum. After an exciting tour you can chose to see one of these two puppet shows:
[Sandrone] –Traditional Italian Puppet Show
[The Beauty of Taiwanese Puppet Theatre] -Puppet Master’s show.
Duration : Two hours (including the puppet show).

Tour price : NT$ 250  per each person (including the puppet show of your choice), with a Minimum  group: 30 people (accompanying teachers get in  for free).
Please make reservation two weeks in advance.


Near by places:


Dihua Street (迪華街) which is famous  area for selling cloth and traditional Chinese medicine.


Xiahai City God Temple (霞海城隍廟).


The other direction is the Dadaocheng Wharf (大稻埕碼頭). You can rent bikes at this wharf and  take the bike paths along Taipei's beautiful rivers.

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