National Museum of Marine Science and Technology

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Coordinates: 25°08′26″N 121°47′55″E / 25.14056°N 121.79861°E / 25.14056; 121.79861

National Museum of Marine Science and Technology
國立海洋科技博物館
National Museum of Marine Science and Technology theme pavilion 20140111.jpg
General information
Type Museum
Location Zhongzheng, Keelung, Taiwan
Opening 26 January 2014
Technical details
Floor area 49 hecatres
Design and construction
Main contractor China Engineering Consultants, Inc.
Website
www.nmmst.gov.tw

The National Museum of Marine Science and Technology (NMMST; Chinese: 國立海洋科技博物館; pinyin: Guólì Hǎiyáng Kējì Bówùguǎn) is a museum of marine science and marine technology in Zhongzheng District, Keelung, Taiwan.

History[edit]

The museum building was originally constructed as the North Thermal Power Plant in 1937 by the Japanese government, the first power plant in Taiwan constructed on a reclaimed land.[1] The power plant was decommissioned in 1981 and left abandoned for 20 years. In 2001, the plan to convert the former power plant into a museum was unveiled. The building was designated as a historical building in 2004 by Keelung City Government.[2] The museum was opened by Premier Jiang Yi-huah on 26 January 2014.[3]

Buildings[edit]

Regional Exploration Gallery
3D IMAX Marine Theater
  • Main Exhibition Building, Administration Center, Education Center and Archive and Research Center
    • Marine Environment Gallery
    • Marine Science Gallery
    • Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering Gallery
    • Fishery Science Gallery
    • People and the Sea Gallery
    • Wonders of the Deep Sea Gallery
    • Deep Sea Theater
    • Kid's Exploration Zone
    • Regional Exploration Gallery
    • 3D IMAX Marine Theater
  • Rongxuan Park
  • Chaojing Ocean Center and Coastal Ecology Exploration Park
  • Coastal Recreation Park and Auxiliary Parking Lot

Transportation[edit]

The museum is accessible within walking distance north of Haikeguan Station of Taiwan Railways Administration.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The National Museum of the Marine Science & Technology". National Museum of Marine Science & Technology. Retrieved 3 March 2017. 
  2. ^ Shih, Tung-wei. "Pei-Pu Steam Power Station". National Museum of Marine Science and Technology. Retrieved 3 March 2017. 
  3. ^ Executive Yuan (26 January 2014). "National Museum of Marine Science and Technology opens in Keelung". Press Releases. Taiwan: Office of Information Services. Retrieved 1 February 2014.  External link in |publisher= (help)

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