Chimei Museum

Tainan | Taiwan

About the Museum

Founder of the CHIMEI Group, Mr. Wen-Long Shi, was very fond of his childhood visits to a local museum that he was inspired to build a museum for everyone to enjoy. The museum was first established and housed in the administration building of the CHIMEI Corporation in 1992, relocated to the Tainan Metropolitan Park in 2014, and reopened in 2015. The museum is here so that people of all ages and social backgrounds can have easy access to Western culture and arts without having to travel abroad.

The collection at CHIMEI Museum consists mainly of Western art, musical instruments, arms and armour, animal taxidermy and fossils, exhibiting approximately 4000 items, which is about one-third of the complete CHIMEI collection. Founder Shi expressed that, “Good works of art are not to be kept just for oneself to enjoy, but to be shared with the public; and a good collection should not reflect just the collector’s personal tastes, but to tailor to common tastes and have enough varieties for everyone to find something to enjoy and appreciate.”

Read Less
Read More


Masterpieces from the National Gallery, London

Exhibition Period: 2024.05.02 - 2024.09.01

Location: CHIMEI Museum

For the first time in 200 years, the National Gallery, London, one of the greatest art galleries in the world, is coming to Taiwan to present an unprecedented collection of masterpieces! From Renaissance master Raphael, the Dutch artist Rembrandt to the Post-Impressionist Van Gogh, the most precious original works by 50 masters will bring the visitors to experience the essence of 400 years of Western art history.


Similar Museums

Load More