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Tainan City Art Museum Building 1 (Former Tainan City Police Department/ Former Japanese Colonial Time Tainan Police Agency)(台南市美術館一館(原台南市警察局/原日治時台南警察署))

Traveler rating:4 14 Reviews

Tuesday:09:00 – 17:00





The design and construction of the museum was a joint effort between architect Chao Yung Shih and Pritzker Award winning Shigeru Ban Architects. The main building was constructed as the Tainan Police Department in 1931. Sutejiro Umezawa, the chief engineer of Tainan County at the time, designed the Eclectic building in the Art Déco style and it is now a historic site of Tainan City. The fusion of new and old spaces at Building 1 now hosts the works of local artists in Tainan and those of important artists from other regions. Multiple art activities are conducted to support the development of aesthetics education.


TEL +886-6-2269145

Address West Central Dist., Tainan City Taiwán, R.O.C

Category Historic Sites、Local Gallery、Culture

Opening Hours Mondays-Sundays 9:00-17:00 (Closed on Wednesdays)
Friday-Saturdays 9:00-21:00


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Traveler rating:4.0 14 Reviews Write a Review

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  • manucanuck

    Hong Kong, China

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    Solo travel

    Art museum, a former police station

    Traveler rating:4 2019-07

    The fine art museum has 2 buildings, the old police station is also known as #1 building, and #2 is 2 streets away. The entrance fee is TWD$150 for both buildings. This museum has the Formosa painting in display now and it was stunning. The building itself is historical but that’s about it. I like the exhibits in #2 more.
  • Tracy P

    local arts in spacious historical building

    Traveler rating:4 2019-05

    It's former police station but now becomes a museum. When I visited, only saw the local artwork, not really creative but the content was local topics. You enjoy the spacious interior especially the centre garden and the elegant main stairs, but the entrance hall is modern design. Honestly, not many exhibits but a good place for leisure walk in a historical building with free entrance.
  • kimnasin

    서울, 대한민국

    옛 타이난 경찰서

    Traveler rating:3 2019-03

    일제강점기 타이난의 경찰서로 사용되던 건물을 미술관으로 현재 개조해서 쓰고 있습니다. 눈에 잘 띄진 않는데 공자묘 가는 길에 보입니다.
  • ellenore711

    大阪市, 大阪府

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    Traveler rating:5 2019-04

  • SigChen

    台北, 台湾

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    Traveler rating:5 2018-10

    今日(2018/10/25)の午後、2番バスに乗って行きました(孔廟バス停で)。こちらは旧台南警察署をリノベーションして、今は台南市立美術館(一館)に変わりました。最近はハロウィンが近づいてるから、パンプキンの飾りがいっぱいあって、可愛いです。孔子廟や台湾文学館の隣にあるから、アクセスはけっこう便利だと思います。 美術館の中には台湾人画家や日本統治時代の日本人画家の作品があります。 未来の台南市立美術館二館は日本出身の建築士ー坂茂さんが建てました。みんなは今年12月の開館式を期待しています。

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