The China Geology Museum opened in 1959, established from the Geological and Mineral Products Exhibition Hall of the Geological Investigation Office founded in 1916. It is the largest and oldest geological museum in China.
At present, China Geology Museum has treasured more than 100, 000 geological specimens in different types in both domestic and overseas. Among which, many of them are precious collecting works entitled as the "National Treasure". For instance, the world highest and most completed dinosaur fossils that are preserved today, "The Giant Shangdong Dinosaur" Fossil; the primitive birds fossils that were found in the western of Liaoning Province, which has the essential values to the research of the place source of the birds; the teeth fossils of Yunnan Yuanmou Human Being, which shifts the appearance of human beings in China to a much more earlier time; the stoneware, bone needles and bone
decoration unearthed from the site of Shandingdong Human Being at Zhoukoudian in Beijing; a cinnabar crystal in 237 grams weight that is called as "King of Cinnabar", and more than 60 new mineral products that were found in China.
The museum is composed of five exhibition halls, namely, the exhibition halls of geological resource, global history, stratum paleontology, mineral rock product and diamond. Its exhibition acreage reaches 2, 500 square meters. It introduces in different catalogues and classifications the abundant mineral products and other geological resources in China; the earth formation and construction, earth inner motive power geological action, earth outer power geological action and earth washing action; special exhibitions of Zhendan biome, insect fossils, fish fossils, egg fossils, and Shandingdong Human Being; ancient creatures and their characteristics
of different geological eras; more than 1200 varieties of specimens of over 500 mineral products, and over 800 the classic rock specimens of three different kinds of rocks, that are magma rock, alluvial rock and transformation rock. The mineral products exhibition gathers the beautiful mineral product crystal or crystal treasure from domestic and overseas. The diamond hall can be divided to four parts, namely diamond, jade, colorful stone and inkslab stone. It displays the raw stone and finished stone of the common diamonds, the traditional jade and color stone varieties of China and the products and its craftworks developed in the recent as well as the famous and common inkstones and its raw stone in China. It is the earliest and largest scale diamond exhibition in China and shares high recognition in the geological cycle, diamond cycle and the vast diamond fans.
Address: 15 Yangrou Hutong, Xisi Nandajie, Xicheng District, Beijing.
Telephone: 66165566-8742 66176387
Bus route: Bus Nos. 113, 22, 42, 103 and 105.
Open Time: 08:30-16:30 (closed on Monday)