2-28 Memorial Museum

Museum in Zhongzheng

Located inside the 2-28 park, the 2-28 Memorial Museum offers an explanation for the deaths that took place on the 28 February 1947 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.