Chinese name: 台灣客家文化館
Located at: Miaoli County (Northern Taiwan)
Year of Establishment: 2012
English Address: 6 Tongke S. Rd., Jiuhu Village, Tongluo Township, Miaoli County
Located in Miaoli’s Tungluo Science Park, Taiwan Hakka Museum officially opened to the public on May 12, 2012. The museum serves as a global Hakka center for cultural exchange and industrial research, aiming to preserve Hakka culture, develop industries, and boost tourism.
The museum occupying 11.2 hectares is set on a gentle hill. In addition to the building itself, which becomes part of the natural landscape, the design of the museum encompasses outdoor spaces, exhibition halls, and affiliated facilities. It received green building certification for the eco-friendly and energy-saving construction. The museum represents the spirit of Hakka immigrants who respected the ecological environment, showing the harmonious relationship between humans and nature.
Outdoor spaces include Hakka Hospitality Garden (好客公園) and Half Moon Pond (半月池). The garden has a wide variety of tree
species, which are common in traditional Hakka villages. It is covered by the
canopy of tung trees (油桐樹), Taiwan acacia (相思樹), bead trees (苦楝樹), Formosan gum (楓香樹), and Formosan ash (光蠟樹). Every spring, numerous visitors are
attracted to the garden for viewing tung blossoms. This place which provides
ecological diversity is also a suitable habitat for wildlife. A trail stretching
for 2 kilometers complements the garden for hikers to immerse themselves into
the natural glamor.
Half Moon Pond is a distinctive landmark of the museum. Inspired by the namesake
pond that is usually in front of the traditional Hakka residential building, the
mirror-like pond reflects not only the architectural structure of the museum
but also the breathtaking image of scenic beauty.
The stage of the outdoor plaza is a space for Hakka music concerts,
dance, and theatrical performances. Through performing arts, audience can
become more familiar with Hakka culture. Along the path behind the open-air
stage, visitors can walk to the site of Half Moon Pond and ascend to an
observatory that overlooks a landscape of Hakka settlements in Tungluo.
Inside the museum, there are exhibition halls, galleries, a library, an
international conference hall, and a multimedia theater. The halls house collections
of Hakka cultural objects and temporary exhibitions. For instance, the
Permanent Exhibition Hall presents relics of general Taiwan
Hakka history which can be traced back to the 17th and 18th century. The Hakka
Contribution Hall exclusively showcases achievements of winners of the Hakka
The library provides invaluable documents about Hakka history for the
research of historians and scholars. The conference hall is a venue for
cultural exchange meetings where Hakka value can be shared with other ethnic
groups from all over the world. In the multimedia theater, audiences can watch
interesting Hakka animated films popular with kids and teenagers.