The development of industry had been more than a century in Kaohsiung and Kaohsiung was also where the labor movement started in Taiwan. Eighty years after World War II, Kaohsiung was well known for heavy industries, ship-disassembling and export processing zones. So, the cultural heritage of industries and the labor culture was very plentiful in Kaohsiung. As time went by, these industries slowly vanished from the history of Taiwan due to the economic transformation. These historic contexts represented the bustling city in the early ages and showed how unique the labor culture was. In view of this, Labor Affairs Bureau of Kaohsiung City Government established a Museum of Labor that was a brand-new innovation in Taiwan. It kept the value of labor culture, builds a unique style of Kaohsiung City and shared the stories of labors with the whole country.
Why to establish Kaohsiung Museum of Labor？
The purpose is to gather, collect, research, conserve and maintain all kinds of subjects relative to the labor. By organizing creative& interactive exhibitions, seminars, programme activities and convenient services, the museum provide an environment for visitors to participate, interact, and learn. So as to strengthen our community consciousness and conserve labor culture.
Missions for Kaohsiung Museum of Labor
1. Kaohsiung Museum of Labor is dedicated to conserve, maintain and research collections about labors. Arranging the creative& interactive exhibitions, and educational activities to show multiple aspects of labors.
2. Kaohsiung Museum of Labor aims to become a cultural spot full of energy and creativity. It provides an environment to participate and interact with others in order to strengthen our community consciousness and promote cultural identity of labors.
3. Kaohsiung Museum of Labor endeavors to boost its global reputation. This will raise the international popularity of Kaohsiung City. Labors in Taiwan would also create a special status for themselves in the world-wide history of labors.
Tuesday - Sunday 10:30am – 7:00pm
Opens on National Holiday
Group Reservation Available
No Entrance Fee
Tel : 07-3328110#352
Fax : 07-3345817