Pingtung Hakka Cultural Museum

The Pingtung Hakka Cultural Museum
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Chinese name: 屏東縣客家文物館 (屏東縣客家文化中心)
Located at: Pingtung County (Southern Taiwan)
Year of Establishment: 2001
Address: No. 97, Longmen Rd., Zhutian Township, Pingtung County

Located in Xishi Village (西勢村), Zhutian Township (竹田鄉), the Pingtung County Hakka Cultural Museum, also known as the Pingtung County Hakka Cultural Center, opened in November 2001. Situated in the center of Liudui District, the museum is a traditional building that embodies the spirit of Hakka immigrants.
The building is in the shape of a Hakka roundhouse, with a patio in the center. The museum holds the rich collection of Hakka cultural relics in Taiwan, from the time of the Qing Dynasty to the modern period. Its collection comprises relics showing the lives of Hakka ancestors, through various types of families, including those of scholars, well-to-do and influential households to common people. Most of the cultural relics are woodwork, fabrics, bamboo weaving, agricultural tools, books, and documents. 

(Photo: Pingtung County Government)

The museum also has the reception hall, exhibition rooms, collection rooms and other spaces, which provide spaces for functions such as research, collection, preservation, display, and promotion of Hakka culture and cultural relics. As a result, the museum achieves its purpose of promoting Hakka education and perpetuating Hakka culture.

The first floor is the "Hakka Cultural Relics and Exhibition Room", which uses text, pictures and multimedia guides to display the history of the Hakka people who migrated from China to Taiwan. Among the displays are the migration records of the Liudui Hakka group, the geographical location, the deeds of Liudui's important residents, and the attractions of Liudui, etc.

The second floor is the "Hakka Life Showroom", which focuses on the theme of Hakka life. It is divided into sections showcasing the essence of Hakka food, clothing, architecture, and etiquette. The display includes all kinds of eating utensils, traditional Hakka blue shirts and accessories, housing architectural patterns and space configuration, as well as the Hakka special etiquette and customs for birth, aging, sickness and death.

The "Hakka Rural Life Exhibition Area" on the ground floor is divided into bedrooms, study rooms, farming and other themes. It collects various traditional household utensils and equipment, as well as modern innovative daily necessities. The objects are matched with text descriptions, and the details of the traditional life of the Hakka ethnic group are displayed. By preserving Hakka culture, the museum lets people know more about the details of the life of the Liudui Hakka people.