921 Earthquake Museum

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  • Phone:+886 4 2339 0906
  • Address:No.46, Zhongzheng Rd., Wufeng Dist., Taichung City 41361, Taiwan View on Map
There's no need to be so shocked at the Taiwanese people's calmness when it comes to earthquakes. That is because Taiwan, located at the intersection of a fault and tectonic plate, frequently experiences many earthquakes. It's all part of a tectonic plate's normal activity. However no matter how fearless one may be, the mere mention of the September 21st earthquake that occured in 1999 is still a lingering fear in the minds of many. The 921 Earthquake Museum in Taichung has preserved the terrible influence and impact of the quake. Due to the ground being uplifted and the sports field deforming, the classrooms and school buildings suffered huge shockwaves and collapsed as a result. It's a ghastly sight to behold. The Chelungpu Fault Preservation Hall has preserved the uplifted fault section indoors, and introduces basic knowledge of earthquakes and the distribution of active faults in Taiwan. Aside from earthquake education, it also educates the general public on the current seismic technology used. This area can be used to better understand earthquake-proof engineering projects through interaction. The image hall has displayed images from the earthquake, and it's as if you're re-experiencing the whole thing all over again. An earthquake experience theater is also set aside in the hall; you can enter and experience the terror of nature for yourself. 

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Opening Hours
09:00-17:00 (Monday off)

Ticket & Guide

Tickets
Regular Ticket: NTD 50
Discount Ticket: NTD 30
(1. Group of 20 or more
2. Sudents, soldiers amd police officers
3. Member card of National Museum of Natural Science holders.)
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Transportation
Nat'l Hwy 1 → Exit at Changhua System Interchange → Nat'l Hwy 3 → Exit at the Wufeng Interchange → Prov. Hwy 3
Public
1. TRA Taichung Station → Taichung Bus (No. 100 or No. 107) to Guangfu New Village stop2. TRA Taichung Station → UBus (No. 50) to 921 Earthquake Museum of Taiwan stop