Beitou Hot Spring Museum 北投溫泉博物館

After visiting the Beitou Library, I walked across the park to Beitou Hot Spring Museum.

Looking to the Beitou Hot Spring Museum from the Beitou Library

Beitou Hot Spring Museum

Beitou Hot Spring Museum

Beitou District is the northernmost end of Taipei City and is best known for the hot springs here. The museum was a public bath house built in 1913 by the Japanese Colonial Government. It became deserted until discovered by a group of teachers and students from Beitou Elementary School in 1994. In 1997, the building was designated as a third-grade historical site and was transformed into the Beitou Hot Spring Museum after renovation.

Museum Entrance

The entrance to the museum is located on the second floor. All visitors need to take off their shoes and put on the indoor slippers the museum provides.

The main part of the second floor is the Tatami Lobby.

Beitou Hot Spring Library - Tatami Lobby

Tatami Lobby

Beitou Hot Spring Museum - Tatami Lobby

Tatami Lobby

First floor was where the bathing took place. Originally there were changing rooms and separate baths for men and women. There were individual bathrooms and a rest area for the VIPs.

The Big Bath is surrounded by arches and columns.

Beitou Hot Spring Museum - Big Bath

Big Bath

Beitou Hot Spring Museum - Big Bath

Big Bath

Beitou Hot Spring Museum - Big Bath

Big Bath

Beitou Hot Spring Museum - Stained Glass Panels by the Big Bath

Stained Glass Panels by the Big Bath

Beitou Hot Spring Museum - Stained Glass Panels by the Big Bath

Close Up of Stained Glass Panels by the Big Bath

The Beitou Hot Spring Museum is such a beautiful building. The exterior of the building is in the Victorian style with brick and wood. There is a little amphitheater in the back.

Beitou Hot Spring Museum - Amphitheater

Amphitheater

If you find yourself in Taipei, spend a relaxing day in Beitou. There are many hotels in the area to enjoy the hot springs.

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