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Museum of Drinking Water 自來水博物館

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Drink up a bit of Taipei's past at this museum housed in a historic pumping station. The station is located by the Xindian River off Siyuan Street near one of the city's water sources. The Baroque-style facility was built in 1908 and some of the original equipment remains on display inside. The station was designated as a national grade-three historic site, and it was reopened as a museum in April 2000. Apart from its educational value, the museum provides a classical backdrop that has been featured in many local TV ads. It is also a favorite site for bridal photographs.


Historic Sites Art and Cultural Centers
Guiding Service
Family、Campus teaching
Suggested Months for Visiting
Phone Number
No. 1, Siyuan St., Zhongzheng Dist., Taipei City Taiwan, R.O.C

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Opening Hours

Sunday 09:00 - 17:00
Monday Off day
Tuesday 09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 17:00
Thursday 09:00 - 17:00
Friday 09:00 - 17:00
Saturday 09:00 - 17:00

Services & Facilities

  • Toilets
  • Lost and found
  • Broadcast Service
  • Locker


Nearby MRT

G Songshan-Xindian Line Gongguan

G Songshan-Xindian Line Taipower Building

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  2. 3 Poor
  3. 6 Average
  4. 23 Very good
  5. 8 Excellent

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  1. 14 Families
  2. 6 Couples
  3. 5 Solo
  4. 0 Business
  5. 7 Friends
  • Chin-Jui K

    Taipéi, Taiwán

    Traveler type:

    En pareja

    A nature forest inside a city


    The place is original tap water facility for great Taipei for 100 years. The old building is really classic that you may not think it was a machinery house. In addition, the mountain in the back of the facility has plenty different kind of plants and it’s provide fresh air and nature atmosphere in this busy city.
  • Vacation664882

    Traveler type:

    En pareja

    Enhancement of knowledge on water


    Water museum was spearheaded by japanese architect who passed away leaving the legacy of concept design. Underground water storage tank escaped undetected during war between us and japan by camouflaging with grass. External building facade designed in roman style. Good for wedding photoshooting. Need to engage free explaination from staff to understand more. The entrance ticket was cheap at nt 50.
  • 502irish

    Traveler type:

    Con amigos

    Beware the dogs on the trails!


    Thought it would be interesting to drop into this museum as we were in the area and it was only $50. As it was Winter and the water park was not open, the place was extremely quiet and we only saw a handful of other visitors. The grounds and buildings themselves were well kept and relaxing however unless you're interested in the history and mechanics of Taipei's drinking water there isn't much else to see. We decided to follow the trails to see the red building listed as 'B' on the map and then proceeded to walk down to 'C' however as we turned the corner we were met by 3 barking dogs. In our terror our instinct was to run and were chased for a few terrifying metres before our brains switched on and told us to stop, turn and back away slowly. When we finally made it to safety, we went back to the front desk to warn the staff and were told nonchalantly "Oh yeah, there are dogs up there. You can't walk down that trail. Sorry". Lucky no one got hurt! TLDR: Be careful, certain trails have packs of aggressive dogs. Staff know but don't warn or care.
  • Peterdubai

    Havelock North, Nueva Zelanda

    Traveler type:

    En solitario

    Cheap to visit and nice gardens


    Also called the Drinking Water Museum. Probably not of interest to anyone unless you are an engineer. Nice gardens and views though and very quiet location to sit away from the crowds. Pump house is a very nice example of Victoria architecture. Interesting picture of steel 2m diameter pipe broken by earthquake in 1999.
  • allybambi

    Londres, Reino Unido

    Traveler type:

    Con amigos

    Price is 5 times what it says on website!


    Went to the water park today. First of all the price on the website says it's $50 each but actually it's $300 each which is not that expensive still but quite a big difference. The park was pretty much empty which was nice for us but there wasn't that much to do there and loads of leaves in the pool so I guess it hadn't been cleaned in a while. Also you had to pay to rent the rubber rings which also was only for 2 hours for some reason.

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