The Lin Liu-Hsin Puppet Theatre Museum (林柳新紀念偶戲博物館) showcases puppetry as an important performing art in Taiwan and Asia. The museum is in a fairly small building with exhibitions on four floors. Everything is very neatly presented with good commentary in Chinese and English (and a little Japanese). The collection is well chosen and introduces many interesting aspects of puppetry.
While the museum focuses on puppets in Taiwan, other parts of Asia are well represented. There are puppets from Guangdong and Fujian in China and marionettes from India and Burma. The museum highlights that puppetry is a very rich and diverse art form in Asia. It is well worth a visit.
The museum is located at No. 79 Xining North Road, Taipei (台北市西寧北路79號). It is open from 10:00 to 17:00. The museum is closed on Mondays and national holidays. Admission is NT$120 for adults and NT$80 for children.
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The museum is located in the Dadaocheng area, which was once the heart of Taipei, but is now somewhat neglected. Nearby is Dihua Street (迪華街) which is famous for selling cloth and Chinese medicine and also contains the Xiahai City God Temple (霞海城隍廟). A stone's throw away in the other direction is the Dadaocheng Wharf (大稻埕碼頭). You can hire bikes at the wharf and explore Taipei via the bike paths along Taipei's rivers.