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Musee Redpath

859 rue Sherbrooke Ouest, Montreal, Quebec H3A 2K6, Canada (Ville-Marie)
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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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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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Top Contributor
76 reviews 76 reviews
23 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
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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Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
8 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
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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Ottawa, Canada
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28 reviews 28 reviews
10 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014 via mobile

The next time that you are in Montreal please visit this museum. You will be impressed by the collections on display. We went twice as we ran out of time on the first day. We did not expect some much to see and read. They have activities for the little ones. You will be not disappointed.

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Toronto, Canada
17 reviews 17 reviews
11 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

For a museum with free entry, I was quite satisfied with what I saw. It has a great collection of mammal specimens and archaelogical finds. They had a small but interesting collection of Egyptian artifacts and a mummy which I spent quite a bit of time looking at. If you're in downtown, make sure to walk to McGill and check... More

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

In terms of size and collection it is just 3 stars. 1 star is for it's location (Inside McGill which is in downtown) and 1 star is FREE OF CHARGE!!. If you do not plan to visit McGIll and you are rich, you can think it as a 3 star attraction.

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Hod Hasharon, Israel
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2013

You could probably spend 2-3 hours there. The fact that the museum is intertwined with actual laboratories adds to a feeling of "work in progress"!

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