Beitou Hot Spring Museum
Beitou Hot Spring Museum
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

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  • liucy752
    Taipei, Taiwan1,504 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A historic building, an excellent museum
    Beitou is to Taipei City what Bath is to London. Of course the scale of Beitou is much smaller, and the history is much shorter. Built in 1913, this building was the largest and most gorgeous public bathhouse in Southeast Asia at that time. Covering an area of about 700 square meters, It is a beautiful two-story building with Japanese-Western architecture style. The first floor comprises two baths and the second floor is a wooden rest area. It was almost abandoned after the WWII, and once was planned to be demolished and converted into a cable car station. In 1994, thanks to the hard work of several native-loving teachers from Beitou Elementary School and an architecture graduate student, it was survived and preserved. The building is currently approved as a historic site by Taipei City. The building and garden were transformed into a museum displaying the history and culture of Beitou. The building has been brilliantly renovated and the museum is very well run. Many volunteers are on site providing outstanding service. However, my personal opinion is that some areas may be overly decorated, such as the large bath on the first floor. It would be better if it could be restored to its original appearance.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 20 September 2023
  • Manningjen
    Columbia, Maryland663 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lovely little free museum
    Right Next to the fantastic public library. Lovely old bath building; I learned a lot about Beitou. I wouldn’t make a special trip for this, but it’s worth stopping in if you are in Beitou Hot Springs area. not to be confused with the Beitou museum— 2 different museums
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 24 September 2023
  • Sarah
    Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia51 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Complete your trip with a visit to this museum!
    The museum is well kept despite being a historical building. I like the central area in the building with tatami mats where we can rest while admiring the view from the balcony. Don't miss the chance to go through the interactive videos on the history of hot spring resorts.
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 14 February 2024
  • Patty Kanyaporn
    390 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Learning Taipei's past and hot spring culture
    Require to take off the shoes, so be prepare for visiting inside the museum. Beautifully preserved wooden structure, originally built in 1913 as a public bathhouse. Learn about the fascinating history of Beitou as a hot spring resort town through interactive exhibits and displays. A quick visit, worthwhile for history buffs or anyone curious about a different side of the city.
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 25 March 2024
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Patty Kanyaporn
390 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Friends
Require to take off the shoes, so be prepare for visiting inside the museum.

Beautifully preserved wooden structure, originally built in 1913 as a public bathhouse. Learn about the fascinating history of Beitou as a hot spring resort town through interactive exhibits and displays.

A quick visit, worthwhile for history buffs or anyone curious about a different side of the city.
Written 25 March 2024
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Sarah
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia51 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
The museum is well kept despite being a historical building. I like the central area in the building with tatami mats where we can rest while admiring the view from the balcony. Don't miss the chance to go through the interactive videos on the history of hot spring resorts.
Written 14 February 2024
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Bgirlpeppa
10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Family
Loved it ! Sorta crowded but it was neat to see this museum and learn about the history of it ! Very clean ! You have to take your shoes off x
Written 27 November 2023
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rogfromnewark
Newark-on-Trent, UK44 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
Super little free museum gave a good overview of the area. Watched a great little film with English subtitles about how the community had come together to regenerate the area. Liked putting on the little slippers
Written 25 October 2023
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June
Singapore, Singapore49 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Friends
A quaint, open air museum that was actually a little boring IMO. You can visit if you’re interested in the history of hot springs.
Written 28 September 2023
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Manningjen
Columbia, MD663 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Friends
Right Next to the fantastic public library. Lovely old bath building; I learned a lot about Beitou. I wouldn’t make a special trip for this, but it’s worth stopping in if you are in Beitou Hot Springs area. not to be confused with the Beitou museum— 2 different museums
Written 24 September 2023
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liucy752
Taipei, Taiwan1,504 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Solo
Beitou is to Taipei City what Bath is to London. Of course the scale of Beitou is much smaller, and the history is much shorter.

Built in 1913, this building was the largest and most gorgeous public bathhouse in Southeast Asia at that time. Covering an area of about 700 square meters, It is a beautiful two-story building with Japanese-Western architecture style. The first floor comprises two baths and the second floor is a wooden rest area.

It was almost abandoned after the WWII, and once was planned to be demolished and converted into a cable car station. In 1994, thanks to the hard work of several native-loving teachers from Beitou Elementary School and an architecture graduate student, it was survived and preserved. The building is currently approved as a historic site by Taipei City.

The building and garden were transformed into a museum displaying the history and culture of Beitou. The building has been brilliantly renovated and the museum is very well run. Many volunteers are on site providing outstanding service.

However, my personal opinion is that some areas may be overly decorated, such as the large bath on the first floor. It would be better if it could be restored to its original appearance.
Written 20 September 2023
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Jeffry b
Essendon, Australia13,336 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022
This Victorian style building of red brick and white stucco is one of Beitou's most significant heritage buildings. It was originally a public bath house, Taiwan's first. The Romanesque pool and columns date from the Japanese colonial era (1895-1945) and have now been restored to their former glory. Many intriguing artifacts and information displays provide an insight into Beitou's glory days.
Written 13 December 2022
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vinasojung
Singapore, Singapore59 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Solo
The building looks so historical and it was so cute that the way that keeps the slippers for the guests!
Written 15 March 2020
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OSixParking
Washington DC, DC118 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
Kudos to the team of visionaries to restore and renovate this former public bathhouse from when Taiwan was a Japanese colony. Spend an hour or two and you can glimpse into one facet of life that both the native Taiwanese and the Japanese enjoyed.
Written 9 March 2020
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