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Address: No.15 Xisiyangrou Hutong, Xicheng District, Beijing 100034, China
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Phone Number: +86 10 6655 7858
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Amazing mineral collection!

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed July 7, 2013
Shannon S
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Busan, South Korea
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 .

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Beijing, China
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2 of 5 bubbles 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 a single line of English text can be found on the 5th floor. The exhibit... More 

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Beijing, China
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3 of 5 bubbles 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 museums in China. It is easily accessible by subway.

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Busan, South Korea
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 mineral collection is outstanding! The fossil hall is lacking, but I think there's also a... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles 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 children and school groups in mind, with lots of interactive displays. Many of the interactive... More 

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Beijing, China
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 and informative with very good English descriptions and lots to see and learn about. I... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 14, 2012

This really surprised me. A perfect blend of information and specimens. Not all audio visual and not all cases with cobwebs in. Close to subway, entrance fee was 30 RMB each (adults). It is set out over three floors and has a scientifically laid out collection of minerals, rocks and fossil. There are hundreds of exhibits and the quality was... More 

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