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Geological Museum of China

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Nice, varied colleection of specimens

I visited in December 2018 and was delighted to find 4 floors of specimens. I keep a museum... read more

Reviewed December 30, 2018
Jane J
Good overview

Not a bad museum for the history of geology in China. Some nice exhibits of rare rocks and minerals.

Reviewed February 28, 2018
Jim N
Beijing, China
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Reviewed December 30, 2018

I visited in December 2018 and was delighted to find 4 floors of specimens. I keep a museum sketchbook and so ended up spending 3 hours there. They have some very large geodes, nicely displayed set into rock as if in their original setting. On...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Jane J
Reviewed June 29, 2018

Decidedly an unfarely underrated place to see in Bejing! The museum is right outside the XISI Metro station, and is farely large (4 floors) and contains a vast collecion of minerals, fossils and gems. If you want to know more about the exotic civilisation of...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed February 28, 2018

Not a bad museum for the history of geology in China. Some nice exhibits of rare rocks and minerals.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Jim N
Reviewed November 19, 2017 via mobile

Reachable by subway station XiSi. The museum is opposite the Guangji Temple, a Buddhist monastery. After a visit to the temple, you could cross the road and enter the museum compound. However the museum main entrance is facing the other side of the street. Entrance...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank TangCS74
Reviewed March 20, 2016 via mobile

Numerous gallery's filled with fossils and in particular Minerals , we displayed with quality specimens , many of the gallery's have English writing though not all. Great retail shop though not cheap .

Date of experience: March 2016
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Reviewed January 29, 2016

It's directly accessible from exit D of the Xisi metro station on line 4. Gate fee is 30 RMB. The museum spans 5 floors. English signage begin very detailed on the 1st floor but become more sparse as you go through each floor. Eventually, not...More

Date of experience: January 2016
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Reviewed January 6, 2015

The museum is perfect for younger students, as an introduction to geology. It is also interesting to see how many rock formations are unique to China. The technique of showing the collections needs improvement, but this is a general issue you would encounter in many...More

Date of experience: December 2014
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Reviewed July 7, 2013

As others have said, the museum has excellent signs in English and it's very informative. It describes basic earth science / geology concepts well and goes into more specific detail about rock and mineral composition for folks more schooled on the subject. The rock and...More

Date of experience: July 2013
2  Thank Shannon S
Reviewed May 22, 2013

This is a nice museum if you have a special interest. We were with a geologist who wanted to see this museum so we went along. It was very informative and well laid out with good English signs. It looked like it was designed with...More

Date of experience: May 2013
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Reviewed September 22, 2012

To be honest, this is not somewhere that is likely to make the A list, or even B list, with your average Beijing tourist but for those with either time, inclination or special interest I would highly recommend it. The museum is well laid out...More

Date of experience: August 2012
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