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Geological Museum of China

No.15 Xisiyangrou Hutong, Xicheng District, Beijing 100034, China
+86 10 6655 7858
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Good overview

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

Reviewed 1 March 2018
Jim N
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Beijing, China
Needs maintenance.

Reachable by subway station XiSi. The museum is opposite the Guangji Temple, a Buddhist monastery... read more

Reviewed 20 November 2017
TangCS74
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Singapore
via mobile
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Reviewed 1 March 2018

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

Thank Jim N
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Reviewed 20 November 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

Thank TangCS74
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Reviewed 20 March 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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Reviewed 29 January 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

Thank Paulo D
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Reviewed 7 January 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

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Reviewed 7 July 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

2  Thank Shannon S
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Reviewed 22 May 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

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Reviewed 23 September 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

Thank Qupnicely
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Reviewed 15 January 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...More

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