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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 museum of the old kind

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 16, 2015
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Montreal, Canada
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

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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111 reviews 111 reviews
59 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 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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391 reviews 391 reviews
172 attraction reviews
165 helpful votes 165 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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17 reviews 17 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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203 reviews 203 reviews
109 attraction reviews
83 helpful votes 83 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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5 reviews 5 reviews
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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217 reviews 217 reviews
141 attraction reviews
170 helpful votes 170 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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65 reviews 65 reviews
27 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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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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.