Tainan Chimei Museum E-Tickets


Delve into millennia of European history at the Chimei Museum. Newly reopened in 2015, it houses an extensive collection of European art, musical instruments, weaponry, and natural history specimens within a beautiful, ancient Greek-style building.


  • Five categories of exhibits: fine arts, musical instruments, natural history, arms and armor, and antiquities
  • An extensive collection of over 10,000 items, including the world’s largest collection of violins
  • Stunning classical architecture
  • Easy access by public transportation

Key Information

Important Information

- Concession tickets are available for students aged 7–22 and seniors aged 65 or over (photo ID with date of birth required as proof to enter) - Children aged under 7 can enter for free - The following are not allowed in the museum - Food and beverages - Photography - Slippers - Pets (excluding guide dogs) - Re-entry on the same day is allowed with the ticket stub and a re-entry stamp


First established in 1992, then reopened in 2015, Chimei Museum in Tainan is a must-visit for lovers of European art. Feel yourself transported to ancient Greece as soon as you enter its compound, filled with ancient Greek-style architecture. Even before you step into the museum, you’ll get to see a grand fountain modeled after the Fountain of Apollo in the Palace of Versailles, a sculpture garden, and a majestic, sculpture-lined bridge, which leads you to the palatial main museum building. The gorgeous interiors house a sizeable collection of over 10,000 items, divided into five categories: fine arts; musical instruments; natural history and fossils; arms and armor; antiquities and artifacts. Book tickets to its permanent exhibition, special temporary exhibition, or both, to spend a day immersed in European art at the lovely Chimei Museum!

How it works

1) Once your booking is confirmed, you will receive an email (titled “Your Tickets”) with your e-ticket 2) Your e-ticket is valid for 12 months from the date indicated; it is non-transferrable 3) In compliance with the capacity restriction, travelers must make a reservation on the official website after booking (https://rakuten-travelexp.net/3F86p3X) *Note: Visitors to the museum must make an online reservation prior to 15:00 the day before the visiting date. The maximum number of people per reservation is 9 and the maximum visit time in the museum is 2 hours. To avoid crowds, reservations for groups of more than 10 people are temporarily not available. 4) On the day of your visit, present your e-ticket (printed or displayed on your smartphone) at the Chimei Museum 1F Ticket Counter to exchange for a physical ticket 5) Enter the museum with your physical ticket

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