2-28 Memorial Museum

2-28 Memorial Museum information

Location
Taipei , Taiwan
Getting there
Metro: NTU Hospital
Prices
admission $20
Opening hours
10am-5pm Tue-Sun
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Located inside the 2-28 Park, the 2-28 Memorial Museum offers an explanation of the events of the 28 February 1947 massacre and the repercussions that followed. Acknowledgement of the 2-28 incident was a pivotal part of Taiwan's transformation from dictatorship to democracy.

Though there is little in the way of English signage in the museum, a very good multilingual walking tour device is available. In addition to the 2-28 incident itself, displays cover the drive for self-rule in Taiwan in the 1920s and '30s, and the role radio played in society at the time. The museum building itself was once the Taiwan Radio Station, and it was from here that KMT officials tried to calm the masses as panic swept the island.