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Musee Redpath

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Address: 859 rue Sherbrooke Ouest, Montreal, Quebec H3A 2K6, Canada
Phone Number: 514-398-4086
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: No
Description: This natural history museum at McGill University is named after business...
This natural history museum at McGill University is named after business tycoon and philanthropist John Redpath.
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A trip into the past

Some nice costumes, ice skates,,, a huge totem pole from the BC Haida Indians...this is McGill University's baby. A great place for functions. Nestled on its side is Le Caveau... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 13, 2015
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38 reviews 38 reviews
34 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Some nice costumes, ice skates,,, a huge totem pole from the BC Haida Indians...this is McGill University's baby. A great place for functions. Nestled on its side is Le Caveau (name may have changed), a French restaurant, great for Lunch Table d'hote. McGill campus is across the street.

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Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, Canada
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81 reviews 81 reviews
21 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

This museum on McGill University campus is right out of a movie, architecturally classic with old-style museum cases over multiple floors. I give it credit for its variety of things to see: from a mummy, to dinosaur bones, to a challenge to guess if the shrunken head is a human's or an animal's. Compared to the other museums with more... More 

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Jackson, New Hampshire
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98 reviews 98 reviews
44 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

A great place to get in from the cold, rain or heat. This free museum is charming! If you are visiting McGill or hiking up Mont Royal, add this to your bucket list.

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Montreal, Canada
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

It felt like I was in a movie, with squelettons hooked onto the ceiling, master pieces of woodwork, a huge painting of the founder in the entrance. I even wondered why it took me so long to visit this wonderful museum.

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Jerusalem
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118 reviews 118 reviews
60 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

The Redpath museum on the McGill Campus in Montreal is one of those rare places where you can take your grandkids and see their eyes glow at all of the traditional exhibits without all the "fireworks" of multimedia. Great collections of stuffed real animals, geology, insects etc. etc and not to big. After an hour and a half you have... More 

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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Once in the Museum (first floor) you don't realize how much this place has to give. It's only when you go up staires that you realize the size of it. You can see and read about anthropology, History/pictures of the founder and the Museum, pre-historic animals and palntes. Admission $5. Very accessible by Metro (Peel) on McGill University Campus.

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Montreal, Canada
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403 reviews 403 reviews
179 attraction reviews
172 helpful votes 172 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

If you are in Montreal for 2 or 3 days, the Redpath Museum deserve a good 2,5 hours. Nice to visit, Historical and modern at the same time. A good mix. Recommend.

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Denver, Colorado
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20 reviews 20 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

This was a trip down memory lane for my husband and I. This was a well preserved museum of the kind which was the cutting edge of science about 80 years ago. I am so grateful to see that there is such repect for the history of this type of exhibits. Many museums (including the one in Denver) have turned... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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19 reviews 19 reviews
13 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

A great place for curious poeple. Multiple collections allows you to walk through geography, sociology, ecology, and others. You have to go either by yourself or with people that will take the time to look around if you want to have a look to everything there is to see.

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Hastings, Nebraska
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224 reviews 224 reviews
125 attraction reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

The collection is eclectic to say the least, and although one case may have absolutely nothing to do with the one immediately before or after it, each is contains an incredible item of rarity and import. Like many older university museums, everything is a bit small, cramped and made of wood and glass, but that quaint presentation is part of... More 

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Centre-Ville (Downtown)
Montreal's towering skyline is concentrated in the Downtown area, its nexus of commerce and commercialism. A suffusion of luxury hotels, flagship stores, high-end restaurants, and corporate headquarters characterize the neighborhood, which by nightfall transforms from a business district into a youth-culture hotspot, with hip bars, clubs, and restaurants heavily peopled by students and young professionals. The once-seat of millionaire's 'Golden Square Mile', an incongruity of stately mansions and dapper brownstones sit between glass skyscrapers, creating a visually lush urban landscape. Beneath the sidewalks lay the Underground City, the world's largest below-ground mall, a labyrinth of over 1,500 shops and eateries that echo the profusion of cafes, gallerias, cinemas, and fashion outlets above. From the scholarly array at McGill University to the carousing crowds of Rue Crescent, visit Downtown to shop by day for what you'll wear there by night.