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Musee Redpath

859 rue Sherbrooke Ouest, Montreal, Quebec H3A 2K6, Canada (Ville-Marie)
514-398-4086
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Ranked #35 of 233 attractions in Montreal
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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Ottawa, Canada
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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43 reviews 43 reviews
25 attraction reviews
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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Iasi, Romania
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182 reviews 182 reviews
136 attraction reviews
124 helpful votes 124 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013

An interesting museum in the area of McGill University. Some special, beautiful collections and a way for parents to bring here kids to learn them about the Earth's history and evolution. In a beautiful day of this summer I was so pleased to visit it! Go for it!

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Mississauga, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

A completely free museum at the heart of the McGill University campus, easily accessible from the Metro. While it can't compare to massive natural history museums like the ROM or Tyrell, the exhibits are very thorough and I expect kids will get a kick out of the dinosaur skeletons and mummies. A great way to spend a few hours.

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Kennett Square, Pennsylvania
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013

This is a small museum, but full of delightful treasures. Dinosaurs greet you when you enter, and get only better when you enter the big hall. While most of the exhibits are prehistoric, there are some modern animals. One of the most cutting-edge exhibits was a series of 3D printed portraits created from X-rays of Egyptian mummies' skulls. I noticed... More

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Kelowna, Canada
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38 reviews 38 reviews
24 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

this rather small but interesting museum on the grounds of McGill University was not the most modern or talked about tourist attraction but was certainly full of interesting & unusual exhibits.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

We found this place by accident shortly before closing time. It's free entry so worth a look. There were lots of interesting fossils and dinosaurs and information about various native and foreign animals.

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Baraboo, Wisconsin
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53 reviews 53 reviews
15 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2013

This free museum has three floors, none of which are large. The first floor is mainly ancient marine animal fossils and taxidermy animals. The second floor has a large mineral, fossil, and crystal display in one room and dinosaur fossils and lots of taxidermy animals native to Canada in the second room. The third floor is devoted to ethnography which... More

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