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Musee Redpath

859 rue Sherbrooke Ouest, Montreal, Quebec H3A 2K6, Canada (Ville-Marie)
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As featured in Montreal on a Budget and 1 other guide
Ranked #38 of 241 attractions in Montreal
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Natural History Museums
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Description: This natural history museum at McGill University is named after business tycoon and philanthropist John Redpath.
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Jupiter, Florida, United States
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27 reviews 27 reviews
16 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

It was like time travel back into the far distant past. Anyone who likes dinosaurs would definitely enjoy this place. It is a small museum, with the bathroom in the basement.

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Los Angeles, California
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35 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

If you like traditional style museums with collections jumbled together--minerals next to fossils next to stuffed animals next to ethnographical displays, etc, this is your musuem. I have fondness for wide ranging displays and enjoyed it very much. Its located on the McGill campus and has some unusual hours so check before viisting--its closed on Saturdays, which is unique in... More

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Lake Hopatcong, New Jersey
14 reviews 14 reviews
9 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

This museum is located on the campus of McGill University. It has free admission was pretty interesting. It spans 3 levels, but we got through it in about an hour. There were exhibits on seashells, minerals, and of particular interest to me, Egyptian artifacts and mummies. I'd categorize it as an anthropology museum. We went around lunch time during the... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
15 reviews 15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Stepping off the city grid and onto a college campus was in itself a nice respite. The museum has a nice collection of natural history, fossils and other information pertaining to the natural sciences. I found the mineral section to be quite interesting alongside the history of the scientist of McGill that have played a major role in discovery of... More

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Stara Boleslav, Czech Republic
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Very nice small museum covering many aspects of nature and human history. Family friendly, taking photos allowed.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

What a fantastic museum in the heart of McGill campus. Highly recommended for families with kids and those who are interested in the natural sciences.

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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

The building and contents are fantastic. Old style cabinet of curiosities feel. We spent hours looking at everything they had to offer. Front desk personnel friendly, and you can get lost in the museum / research center. Very impressed with its variety, and the attention retaking ye original Beaty of the building.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

I really liked the rocks, minerals, seashells, stuffed animals, and archeology exhibits. The building is incredible--I just stood and stared at the amazing ceiling, woodwork, and all the ornate details. Admission is free to this true gem.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014 via mobile

Great museum in an old building with lots of character. You get up close to the exhibits unlike in larger museums. It has three floors but is not overwhelming. There are great stuffed animals both large and small and a terrific shell collection.

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New York City, New York
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

The museums itself is fine but some crackhead/drug addict man came inside, walked right passed the two older women at the front desk, and stole my expensive leather jacket on the coat rack (right next to the museum workers)v and walked right out. Oh, and apparently he also tried to break into their donation box and they didn't think to... More

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