Wuhan Chinese Peculiar Stone Museum

Wuhan Chinese Peculiar Stone Museum in 61 Cuiwei Rd, Hanyang District is covers an area of 6,700 square meters (8,013 square yards). The eight exhibition halls inside the museum display more than 1,300 pieces of stones.

National Stone Museum
Stones with various shapes
National Stone Museum
 Chinese Peculiar Stone Museum Pictures
Nearly all the stones collected in Wuhan Chinese Peculiar Stone Museum were discovered in China, except one, which came from Malaysia. They were collected from different regions of China; some were original in Inner Mongolia in the north, some were discovered in Hainan Province in the south end of China, some were collected from Suzhou Province in the east and some from Gansu Province in the west.

natural stone in Wuhan Stone MuseumNeedless to say, the complete collection is too large to display. Visitors have an opportunity to see the most famous four kinds of stones: Taihu, Lingbi, Yuha, and Yingde and those amazing stones of Shoushan, Qingtian, Chanhai, Guanglu, and Balin. The most valuable stone in the Wuhan Chinese Peculiar Stone Museum is a piece of crystal, the third largest in China. Stones here are divided into different groups by figure, vein, mineral component, and ancient animal fossil. Some of the stones placed there named Ji Nian Shi (Commemorative Stone), which have a close relation with some important historical event.

All the unique stones in Wuhan Chinese Peculiar Stone Museum are intact and crude with naturally pleasing shapes or designs. However, we are concerned how to estimate them? Generally speaking, a piece of stone should have at least one of the peculiarities listed below: slender, large, elegant, odd, ugly, rugged, or clear enough that light can go through.

In China, the appreciation of stones dates back to the Jin Dynasty (265-420) and was popular all over the country until the Tang (618-907) and Song (960-1279) Dynasties. With a thousand-year history, Chinese have developed their particular interest in searching, collecting, and appreciating stones. This tendency gradually spread into Southeast Asia and Europe and has developed to one of international fashion. Statistics shows that there are at least 2,000 stones aficionados all over the world.

After seeing various kinds of stones, visitors can go to Guiyuan Temple which is just opposite the Wuhan Chinese Peculiar Stone Museum, on the other side of the road.
 

How to get to Wuhan Chinese Peculiar Stone Museum

1. Take Metro Line 4 / Line 6 to Zhongjiacun.
2. Take bus 24, 61, 401, 524, 532, 547, 554, 558, 559, 637, 658, 704, 728, 740, or YX42 to Yingwu Dadao Ditie Zhongjiacun.
3. Take bus 26, 42, 79, 413, 531, 535, 553, 585, 607, 608, 629, 705, 707, 708, 710, or 711 to Hanyang Dadao Zhongjiacun.
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Entrance Fee CNY35
Opening Hours 8:30 - 17:00 (no entering after 16:30)

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