Name: Taipei 228 Memorial Museum Date of establishment: February 28, 1997 Property: General building Phone: 02-23897228 Address: No.3, Ketagalan Blvd., Zhongzheng District, Taipei City Website: http://228.gov.taipei
Taipei 228 Memorial Museum is located in a building which formerly housed the Taipei Broadcasting Bureau. In 1930, Transportation Department of the Taiwan Provincial Government established the Taipei Broadcasting Bureau in situ. After the Taiwan Broadcasting Association was founded in 1931, broadcast operations were handed over to the association. In 1945, after the Kuomintang took charge in Taiwan, it was renamed the Taiwan Broadcasting Corporation. When the 228 incident occurred in 1947, the radio station played a role as a propaganda tool for military, political and other government units, as well as the role of reporting matters handled by representatives of the public. When the Nationalist government retreated to Taiwan in 1949, the operation was once again renamed as the Broadcast Corporation of China (BCC). In 1972 construction of new facilities for BCC was completed and the building was transferred back to the Taipei City Government, serving as an office building for Taipei City Parks and Street Lights Office. In 1996 the City chose the site as the location for the Taipei 228 Memorial Museum based on its important position and historical significance in the 228 incident.
Taipei 228 Memorial Museum was inaugurated on February 28, 1997, the fiftieth anniversary of the 228 incident. The aim in establishing the museum was to make historical data of the 228 incident known to the public and to comfort families of the victims, in the hope of helping Taiwan people to move out of the shadows through the construction of a memorial museum. Further, it is intended to help transform suffering into a force for progress and re-creation, so that Taiwan's society can rebuild itself into a community with dignity and with healthy hearts, love and forgiveness. The people of Taiwan should live in harmony, promoting prosperity and unification among all ethnic groups, as well as social and cultural development in all areas of the island.
Principles of the 228 Memorial Museum: 1. Commemoration: Reconstruct a common historical memory for the people of Taiwan, deeply reflecting on the significance of this historic tragedy. 2. Education: Help the people of Taiwan and international visitors to understand the historical events and meaning of the 228 incident. 3. Participation: Allow people to learn more about historical events by visiting the museum, producing a feeling for the history of Taiwan and remembering the lessons of history in order to look forward to a brighter future.
Hours of Operation: 10:00am to 5:00pm Closed: The museum is closed on Mondays, on the day following national holidays and during the Lunar New Year holidays.
The Taipei City Department of Cultural Affairs