921 Earthquake Museum of Taiwan
|921 Earthquake Museum of Taiwan|
Chelungpu Fault Gallery
|Location||Wufeng, Taichung, Taiwan|
|Opening||13 February 2001|
The 921 Earthquake Museum of Taiwan (Chinese: 國立自然科學博物館九二一地震教育園區; pinyin: Guólì Zìrán Kēxué Bówùguǎn Jiǔ'èryī Dìzhèn Jiàoyù Yuánqū) is a national museum in Wufeng District, Taichung, Taiwan. The museum is dedicated to the 7.3 earthquake that struck the center of Taiwan at 01:47:12.6 TST on Tuesday, 21 September 1999.
The museum is located on the site of the former Guangfu Junior High School; the shell of the building forms the exterior walls of the museum and the Museum's Chelungpu Fault Gallery crosses the fault on which the earthquake occurred.
After the earthquake, the local government decided to preserve some of the remains from the earthquake to serve as reminders to the public for them to be prepared in the future if such event happens again. The museum, previously known as the Earthquake Memorial Museum, opened on Tuesday, 13 February 2001.
- Chelungpu Fault Gallery
- Earthquake Engineering Hall
- Image Gallery
- Disaster Prevention Hall
- Reconstruction Records Hall
The museum opens everyday except Monday on 9.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m. for the galleries and on 6.00 a.m. to 10.00 p.m. for the outdoor sections.
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