Nestled in the south of Taipei city, Sun Yun-Suan Memorial Museum used to be the residence of Sun Yun-Suan during his tenure as the Premier of Taiwan. He moved into this residence in 1980 and stayed for 26 years until he passed away in 2006.
It was in these premises that Premier Sun conceived important national policies and formulated implementation guidelines. To commemorate his contribution to Taiwan and to preserve the unique occidental-oriental architectural style of the 1920s, the Department of Cultural Affairs of the Taipei City Government designated this residence to be a Municipal Historic Site in 2006. The Sun Yun-Suan Foundation is responsible for planning and managing the Museum as well as exploring ways to make the best use of the historic site.
The museum, stretching over 866 pings (almost 2800 m2), comprises houses of mixed occidental and oriental architectural styles, an annex and a garden. The permanent exhibition depicts blooming years and arduous times of Taiwan’s economic development, and portrays moments of Sun’s personal life with narratives, snapshots and artifacts. The thematic exhibition presents temporary exhibits related to science, technology and humanities. The annex, featuring a shed roof in line with the tiled gable top of the historic buildings, offers venues for cultural exchange through talks and seminars, performances and classes. Enveloping the premises is a garden with Sun’s favorite fish pond and towering old trees among fragrant osmanthus planted by Mrs. Sun.
In addition to highlighting Sun’s exemplary dedication and devotion, the memorial museum also serves as a recreational place for leisurely rest and organized events, as a cultural site both traditional and modern, profound yet welcoming, and as a platform where technology, arts, humanities and life are innovatively harmonized.