I just went and checked out the new Maritime Museum started by Evergreen’s Chang Yung-fa Foundation. Chang is the founder and chairman of the Evergreen Group (shipping, EVA airlines, etc.) The museum is in the old KMT building at No. 11 Zhongshan S. Rd., just north of Chiang Kai-shek Memorial hall on the east side. Open Tuesday - Sunday 9-5. 200NT adults, emm.evergreen.com.tw
It’s a very interesting place, if you are into ships and the sea. There are over 400 models, of everything from triremes to clippers to Cunard liners to ships of war. For westerners who have seen all this before, it’s also quite informative on the development of ships and shipping in China. There are well-written texts in English and Chinese, plus a few English-speaking guides. There is also a large collection of paintings of the sea, mainly in the English 19th century tradition. It’s worth a visit if you are into that kind of thing.