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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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Quaint and lovely

The museum is on a college campus that is just lovely to begin with. Mont Royal is the backdrop. The entry fee is a suggested donation so it's easy on the budget. The museum is... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 14, 2015
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Stoneham, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Our McGill Parent bracelets got us into Redpath museum for free for several days and when we found ourselves with nothing to do for a few minutes we popped in - and stayed for hours! This museum is the real deal with everything from geographic eccentricities to full dinosaur skeletons and more. Love this museum and will definitely visit again.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Honestly we went there bcos it was close to walk and it was free. It was between this and the museum of modern art (which was not free). Walked through the McGill campus to get here. We were presently surprised by this old world museum (as against the modern "exhibitions" museums). It had a good collection of fossils and stuffed... More 

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Stoneham, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

The museum is on a college campus that is just lovely to begin with. Mont Royal is the backdrop. The entry fee is a suggested donation so it's easy on the budget. The museum is small, but had some very interesting exhibits and pieces including two mummies from Egypt! There are three floors and my husband and I took our... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

My 6yo son is a bonafide dinosaur enthusiast so when he heard there was a dino museum in Montreal, he insisted we go. It's a very small museum, beautifully situated on the McGill University Campus, and within walking distance of Centre-ville. There is lots of information local to Montreal and Quebec history, and the second floor is devoted entirely to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

The number one thing that brought me to the Redpath Museum was that entry was free. I was glad I went because the exhibits are really odd and interesting, and although it is small, I really enjoyed my time there.

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Park City, Utah
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

This museum is good because it's free, but otherwise it is very dated with a lot of mineral exhibits. There were a few cool things such as the mummies, but overall this place is in need of some updates to compete with modern museums.

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Rosemere, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

I really enjoyed this museum. I liked that it felt like an old museum with old-fashioned display cases. My family and I saw some great things. They do focus a lot on minerals and stones, but there were great exhibits on dinosaurs and on different cultures. I liked seeing the T-rex skeleton and the Tricerotops head and learning more about... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

You can spend a few hours there the building is also very nice and well situated I like my visit there

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Winnipeg, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

I've been to museums that weren't free that aren't as good as this one. We were there on a Monday afternoon, only a couple other people were there. We ended up spending about an hour and a half wondering around. Highly recommend!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Beautiful spot to visit. You'll be enthralled by the variety of Items on Display. Keep Records to reminiscent about your visit here. Notable place to visit.

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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.