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Musee Redpath

Address: 859 rue Sherbrooke Ouest, Montreal, Quebec H3A 2K6, Canada (Ville-Marie)
Phone Number: 514-398-4086
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Ranked #30 of 213 Attractions in Montreal
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Natural History Museums, Museums
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: This natural history museum at McGill University is named after business tycoon and philanthropist...
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Attraction details
Type: Natural History Museums, Museums
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: This natural history museum at McGill University is named after business tycoon and philanthropist John Redpath.

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Denver, Colorado
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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147 reviews 147 reviews
71 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 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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Ottawa, Canada
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3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This museum is for history and natural history fans. The Paleontology and Anthropology exhibits are modern but set in the Victorian Style popular 100 years ago. The renovated building beautifully evokes a time of museum building when Montreal was the center of academia in Canada. During my visit, art students were sketching and families were visiting. It is well worth... More 

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Kansas City, Missouri
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125 attraction reviews
145 helpful votes 145 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Let’s see: 1800’s columned stone building? check; old wooden cases filled with minerals, shells and more? check; big dinosaur skeleton as you enter the gallery? check; handmade diorama depicting ancient sea life? check; jumps around between a wide variety of topics? check. Other museum cliches to be found here include some bad old taxidermy (there’s an otter that’s decidedly sausage-like... More 

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Jupiter, Florida, United States
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63 reviews 63 reviews
27 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

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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56 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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
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8 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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