Geological Museum of China
Museum type :
Geological Museum

Established in :
1916

Holidays :
Monday

Visiting Hours :
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Contact No :
86-10-66176387

Location :
Beijing,Xisi,Yangrou Hutong , China

Display Objects :

Basic displays of the museum are composed of five exhibition halls namely

  • The exhibition halls of geological resource

  • global history

  • Stratum paleontology

  • Mineral rocks

  • Diamond with an exhibition area of 2,500 square meters.

    The hall of geological resource introduces in different catalogues and classifications the abundant mineral products and other geological resources in China

    The hall of global history introduces earth formation and construction, earth inner motive power geological action, earth outer power geological action and earth washing action

    In the stratum paleontology hall, there are the special exhibitions of Zhendan biome, insect fossils, fish fossils, egg fossils, and the Upper Cave Man -- ancient creatures and their characteristics of different geological eras.




  • Description :

    • The Geological Museum of China is located in Beijing at a place called Western Crossroads. It is an internationally renowned geological museum with the largest, rarest, and most valued collections in China.

    • Its buildings cover some 11,000 square meters and contain around 200,000 items.

    • The Museum's collections are extremely rich and contain many superlative Shantungosaurus giganteus fossils, rare fossilized primitive birds, the world's largest quartz crystal (3.5 tons), the largest mono-crystal, and so on.

    • The earliest hominid fossil to be found to date in China is exhibited here, known as the Yuanmou-Man tooth fossil from Yunnan Province.

    • Artifacts from Zhoukoudian, the early-hominid site outside Bei-jing, are also on display here.

    • Begun in 1916, the museum is one of the oldest in China. In 2004, the rebuilt museum opened to the public, with an exhibition area of 4,500 square meters.

    • It now has an earth sciences hall, an ore hall, a paleobotanical hall, a gems hall, and a land and resources hall.