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Musee Redpath

859 rue Sherbrooke Ouest, Montreal, Quebec H3A 2K6, Canada (Ville-Marie)
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Ranked #34 of 248 Attractions in Montreal
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Natural History Museums, Museums
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: This natural history museum at McGill University is named after business tycoon and philanthropist John Redpath.

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Ottawa, Canada
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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184 reviews 184 reviews
122 attraction reviews
141 helpful votes 141 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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55 reviews 55 reviews
22 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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Los Angeles, California
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76 reviews 76 reviews
39 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

If you like traditional style museums with collections jumbled together--minerals next to fossils next to stuffed animals next to ethnographical displays, etc, this is your musuem. I have fondness for wide ranging displays and enjoyed it very much. Its located on the McGill campus and has some unusual hours so check before viisting--its closed on Saturdays, which is unique in... More

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Lake Hopatcong, New Jersey
14 reviews 14 reviews
9 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

This museum is located on the campus of McGill University. It has free admission was pretty interesting. It spans 3 levels, but we got through it in about an hour. There were exhibits on seashells, minerals, and of particular interest to me, Egyptian artifacts and mummies. I'd categorize it as an anthropology museum. We went around lunch time during the... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
15 reviews 15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Stepping off the city grid and onto a college campus was in itself a nice respite. The museum has a nice collection of natural history, fossils and other information pertaining to the natural sciences. I found the mineral section to be quite interesting alongside the history of the scientist of McGill that have played a major role in discovery of... More

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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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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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
79 reviews 79 reviews
24 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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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