National Science and Technology Museum

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National Science and Technology Museum
國立科學工藝博物館
Kaohsiung National Science and Technology Museum 01.jpg
Museum entrance
Established November 1997
Location Sanmin, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
Coordinates 22°38′30″N 120°19′22″E / 22.6417°N 120.3227°E / 22.6417; 120.3227Coordinates: 22°38′30″N 120°19′22″E / 22.6417°N 120.3227°E / 22.6417; 120.3227
Type Science museum
Visitors 2,583,732 (2015)[1]
Website www.nstm.gov.tw (English)

The National Science and Technology Museum (NSTM; Chinese: 國立科學工藝博物館; pinyin: Guólì Kēxué Gōngyì Bówùguǎn) is a museum of applied science and technology in Sanmin District, Kaohsiung, Taiwan.

History[edit]

The museum was established in November 1997.

Architecture[edit]

The museum covers an area of 19 hectares on Chiuju Road in Sanmin District. The floor area covers 112,400 square meters and as a result claims to be the largest science museum in Asia.[2] The architecture features geometric forms including triangles, rectangles, and circles, and the buildings are connected by straight bridges.

Transportation[edit]

The museum is not currently accessible within walking distance North from Wukuaicuo Station of the Kaohsiung MRT. This walking route is blocked by a major railroad line.

Walking East from the Main Train Station (north side) along Jiou Ru Road will get you there.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 2015 Annual Report. National Science and Technology Museum. February 2016. p. 20. ISBN 9789860481259. 
  2. ^ kaohsiungwalking.kcg.gov.tw