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Q: What is the detailed information about the prices of tickets?



For ticket prices for the museum, please refer to the information of ticket prices for the museum; for ticket prices for the park, please refer to the information of ticket prices for the park.




Q: How should I visit?



Presently there are three theme exhibition halls in our museum. Furthermore, there are outdoor children's playgrounds, mazes, and fountain shows, and etc. Please refer to our folded brochure, our daily activities guide, and the fountain shows timetable to schedule your visit. As regards to the Peinan Cultural Park, you can visit the visitor center, the lookout, the excavation site, and the crescent-shape stone pillar.




Q: What exhibitions and activities do you hold presently? Do you have a yearly schedule of activities?



In addition to the three theme exhibition halls, we will organize special exhibitions and activities irregularly. Furthermore, the museum will regularly release information about activities to be held every two months, which will be available at appointed places. Or you can leave your name and address; the museum will send notice to you on a regular time schedule. You can also look up the newest information for yourself on-line at any time.




Q: When was the museum established? How much money did it take? What is the museum’s land coverage?



The meseum’s Preparation Office was set up in 1990 and after the completion of the museum in July 2001, it was opened to visitors. The cost it took to build the museum is NT$ 3 billion and it covers an area of 10.65 hectares.




Q: What are the architectural features of the museum? Who is the architect? What is the design philosophy??



In respect of our museum, please refer to “About us--The architecture landscape of our museum.” Regarding the park, please refer to “Park tour guide--A tour of architecture.”




Q: Where is Peinan Cultural Park? What are its features?



Peinan Cultural Park, a part of the Peinan archeological site, is a historical relics park affiliated to our museum. There are bountiful prehistoric cultural relics beneath its ground. Facilities in the park include the entrance square and a parking lot, an open-air performance ground, the visitor center, the excavation site, a nursery garden, and etc. Among them, the demonstration of on-the-spot excavation site is the most characteristic. Furthermore, there are rooms for the exhibition and study of "Peinan Culture and Peinan Archeological Site" which are open to visitors. For information about various activities, please refer to the website of our museum in the web page of “Newest information” under the subcategory of "Peinan Cultural Park."




Q: Where is the slate coffin?



First, please make sure what kind of slate coffin you would like to see. If what you have in mind is the one excavated in Taitung New Station in 1980, it is currently kept in the Department of Anthropology, National Taiwan University. However, if you are simply looking for any available slate coffin to appreciate, there is a replica in the exhibition hall of prehistoric history in our museum. Furthermore, on the lookout of Peinan Cultural Park, there are also 3 replicas of actually excavated slate coffin.




Q: What unearthed relics are on exhibition in your museum? Apart from local relics of Taitung, are there any unearthed relics from other places?



Relics exhibited in our museum are mainly prehistoric cultural relics and relics of aborigines. The museum is divided into three exhibition halls, i.e. Natural History Hall, Prehistoric History Hall and Austronesian hall. Relics on exhibition include those from around Taiwan.




Q:What's the meaning of the "zoo-anthropomorphic-shaped penannular jade ring" emblem of the museum and the pattern of penannular jade ring in the atrium of the exhibition hall?



Both are of the style of the penannular jade rings unearthed in the Peinan archaeological site. The design of the museum's emblem, which adopts the zoo-anthropomorphic-shaped penannular jade ring, serves to remind visitors that in those days, this very zoo-anthropomorphic-shaped penannular jade ring was a medium for the communication among people and their ancestors, gods, and animals. The penannular jade ring was so exquisitely carved that it demonstrates the most primitive arts of totem, and represents a perfect combination of prehistoric culture and arts. The penannular jade ring shaped object in the atrium of the exhibition hall, 12 meters in height, was set up to bring into visitors' mind the image of archaeology. This selection of this design lies in that it is relatively easier to produce and can withstand earthquakes below 7 on the Richter scale. ?




Q: Is there any website for visitors? What materials do you offer on the website?



The museum has a dedicated website Contents of this website include introductions to various exhibitions of the museum, educational resources, development of the museum's collections, and etc. We also welcome visitors to frequently use our Library Information System to retrieve information.




Q: Do you have brochures in foreign languages?



Presently we provide brochures in two foreign languages, English and Japanese.




Q: Do you have tour guides in English and Japanese?



Our museum provides tour guides in English and Japanese; however, reservation is required.




Q: How to make reservation for a tour guide?



Please refer to the public service information brochures of our museum or visit our website and follow to steps below: “Visiting service” — “Guide service” — “Reserve a guide.”




Q: How to retrieve detailed information about the museum to serve as reference of treatises and reports?



We recommend that you buy them at stores in the museum, or you exchange for a pass at the administration building in office hours on weekdays to enter the library of our museum to retrieve relevant materials.




Q: Where are the toilets, dustbins, fountain show area, exhibition halls, and elevators?



Please refer to the public service information brochures of our museum which can assist the tourists to get oriented, or please pay attention to our information board, indicating posters and indicating labels in elevators.




Q: Are there any rest areas?



There are chairs in galleries and every exhibition hall for temporary rest, and there are rest areas in both the atrium of the lobby of our museum and the atrium of the ground floor of the exhibition hall.




Q: Do you provide boiled water to prepare milk powder?



There are drinking facilities in the lobby of our museum and the tourists service center in the park. Furthermore, we provide boiled water in the Lady's Toilet and the parking lot at the entrance of our museum, which can also serve as nursing room.




Q: Can I take photos? Can I use the flash?



Presently taking photos is allowed. However, flashes and tripods are prohibited, for flashes might damage the relics.




Q: Do you have batteries and films for sale?



Films and batteries for cameras can be bought in stores in our museum and in the park.




Q: Do you have telephone IC cards for sale?



Ordinary telephone IC cards are sold in our museum at the lobby and at the service desk in the tourist center of the park.




Q: Is there any recommendation on local specialty, foods, drinks, recreational activities, famous snacks?



Please contact our staff at the service desk for sketch maps.




Is there any explanatory note about sundial on the Sun Square?



Yes, a plate with explanatory notes on it has been put on.




Q: Can the museum call a taxi for me?



Yes, please contact the reception desk in the lobby for details.




Q: Do you have any souvenir badges?



Presently the souvenir badges of our museum are sold at the entrance to the exhibition hall at the second floor, and at the service desk in the exhibition hall in the park.




Q: Are there any ATMs? When is the post office in business?



Presently no post office service is available in our museum. The nearest Auto Teller Machine to our museum is an ATM of the Land Bank of Taiwan located at the corner of YongFengYu Paper Factory. The nearest ATM to the Park is in a convenience store located at the Gengsheng N. Road.




Q: Where is the restaurant?



To reach the restaurant of our museum, just walk along the gallery outside the entrance of the exhibition hall. For more details, please refer to the public service brochure of our museum. The restaurant of our museum provides light meals at lunch hour, and snack foods and beverages are available throughout the day.


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