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Musee Redpath

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Centre-Ville (Downtown)
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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

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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So Interesting!

If you are near McGill University, you have to visit this museum! It was an assortment of random artifacts but they were extremely interesting! You will find tons of fossils... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Saskatoon, Canada

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Saskatoon, Canada
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16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

If you are near McGill University, you have to visit this museum! It was an assortment of random artifacts but they were extremely interesting! You will find tons of fossils, rocks, bones, Egyptian artifacts and even real Egyptian mummies! Entrance is by donation only and the value that you receive from visiting is huge! I would highly recommended checking this... More 

Thank SaskyGal
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

As a geoscience student, I was very excited to visit the museum during my visit. I looked up the hours far in advance and was all set to nerd out. Imagine my despair after traveling across the country to find they had closed for the entire time of my visit. The dates I had checked online were incompatible with the... More 

Thank Allison W
Montreal, Canada
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53 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2016

The building alone is well worth a visit. For a cheap price there are exhibitions of minerals, fossils, different cultures, local and exotic animals, etc. I love the upper oval room with its beautiful roof and mezzanine. Plus there's a massive dinosaur skeleton.

Thank LoveTravel2507
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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123 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

A little run down but in a beautiful old building on the equally beautiful McGill campus. The exhibit of Quebec minerals is quite exhaustive and educational and there are quite a number of examples of local wildlife as well. A pleasant place to visit for a couple of hours, max.

1 Thank jeanlf
Los Angeles
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18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015

I love the warmth of this wood-filled museum. The size is just enough to make a pleasant afternoon. The shells and taxidermy along with the dinosaur skeleton give the museum a bit of credibility for being such a compact collection. Some actual mummies and some informative displays of local history make this an afternoon well spent.

1 Thank clownis
Vancouver, Canada
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29 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2015

Great museum on the Mcgill campus. Lots of interesting displays in a very quaint building. Worth taking the time to go and there's no charge to visit!

1 Thank 604Jinxed
Montreal, Canada
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67 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015

I've been to the Redpath many times, and each time it's a joy and an honour to wander around this working museum. It's a trip back in time, literally as well as figuratively, in both the displays presenting the natural history of the region and the world at large, and in the architectural setting of this Victorian era building, reflecting... More 

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19 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015 via mobile

Lovely building in the middle of McGill campus grounds, it is a quaint and small museum, full of natural history and ethnographic artefacts. A lot look as if they're presented in their original cases and the rooms are beautiful and rustic. It's small and only takes maybe 45 minutes to an hour to look around. It's free admission and interesting... More 

1 Thank Kirsty C
Sydney, Australia
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141 reviews
89 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

On the mcgill campus this free museum is worth an hpour look. it has an odd collection of animals, mummys etc

Thank cathhhhhh
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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345 reviews
98 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

I loved this charmer of a small museum. Three floors filled with wonders of the natural & man-made world. This is a free museum located on McGill University and is well worth the trip. Taxidermy, dinosaurs and a wonderful rock, mineral and shell collection are among the attractions. We were given a brief tour of the Egyptian collection by Ranjeet,... More 

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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.