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