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Palace museum

The Palace Museum in the Forbidden City, Beijing.

A palace museum refers a number of museums that are housed in former royal palaces. The most famous example is probably the Forbidden City in Beijing, China.[1] The National Palace Museum in Taipei, Taiwan houses part of its former collection.

The National Palace Museum of Korea located in Seoul, South Korea, is the repository of that country's royal heritage.

The Red Fort Archaeological Museum in Delhi, India, was also known as Palace Museum during the British rule.

The Malacca Sultanate Palace Museum is an example of a palace that was reconstructed to function as a museum.

Many former royal palaces house museums in them, such as the Palace of Versailles in Paris, the Winter Palace in St Petersburg, the Royal Palace, Luang Prabang, the Royal Palace, Porto-Novo, the Museum of King John III's Palace at Wilanów in Warsaw etc.


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