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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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Beautiful old-world museum

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... read more

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

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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Quebec City, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

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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Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

kids will love this museum, not expensive, easy accessible, different levels of learning throughout the place .

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

redpath museum is one of the 80 buildings of McGill university in downtown Montreal. it is a museum of natural history including fossils, minerals and zoological specimens. there are world culture exhibits from egypt, africa, and oceana. i saw more seashells than i have ever seen anywhere. there are 3 floors with no elevators and the restrooms are in the... More 

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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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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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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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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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Address: 859 rue Sherbrooke Ouest, Montreal, Quebec H3A 2K6, Canada
Phone Number: 514-398-4086
Location: Canada  >  Quebec  >  Montreal>  > Centre-Ville (Downtown)

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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.