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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 21 Reviews

Friday:10:00 – 18:00





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

FAX +886-6-2218882

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

Category Historic Sites、Local Gallery、Culture、Handicapped Access

Open Hours Sunday:10:00 – 18:00
Monday:Break time
Tuesday:10:00 – 18:00
Wednesday:10:00 – 18:00
Thursday:10:00 – 18:00
Friday:10:00 – 18:00
Saturday:10:00 – 21:00

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Traveler rating:4.0 21 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.
  • nancy921



    Traveler rating:4 2021-01

    因著志玲姐姐出閣而聲名大噪的台南美術館 建築物是日據時代的台南警察署,是市定古蹟 建築質樸典雅,連接後方增建的大型展館,展場面積頗大 近期展出宮廟藝術展-向眾神致敬 洪通百歲紀念展-再現傳奇 很值得細細欣賞~~
  • SunnyJenny1221


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    Traveler rating:5 2020-02

  • HKA_888



    Traveler rating:4 2019-12


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