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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 0C4, Canada
Phone Number:
+1 514-398-4086
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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In the heart of McGill Campus

Dinosaurs and other creatures greet you . Great place to take the young ones and have them think of science and college education

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Montreal, Canada
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Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Dinosaurs and other creatures greet you . Great place to take the young ones and have them think of science and college education

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There is a lot of geology and a whole exhibit on shells. It is by donation and worth takingetting a look around.

Thank gofor3days
North Creek, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 25, 2016 via mobile

This is a great museum to pop into and get out of the cold for a bit. It is on the campus of McGill University so you get to see some of the campus while you walk there.

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Montreal, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 21, 2016

Took my nice and nephew, for the weekend. And it was worth it. Especially if you go when they have the activity ( see website for info.). Even I learn some interesting facts. Make a rainy afternoon fun.

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Fort Worth, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 9, 2016

I was pleasantly surprised at being able to visit this museum for free during my visit to McGill University. Its natural history and anthropology collections were small but very interesting, and the museum itself is quite gorgeous. It won't rival the Natural History Museum in London, of course, but you also won't have to deal with crowds that huge, either.... More 

Thank AliLS
New Hampshire
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 6, 2016

If you like natural history museums then while in Montreal visit this one. If you don't like said museums nothing here will make you change that opinion. It has free admission which makes it worth a stop by for the appreciative natural history buffs. I said to my friend on the way out that if it wasn't free, I don't... More 

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Syracuse, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 4, 2016

The Redpath Museum, on the McGill campus, reminds me of the dusty, odd collections of yore. Its 3 floors has stuffed animals, from beavers to hippo, and a cheesy plastic squid; dinosaur, snake and turtle bones; loads of minerals and shells; a smattering of various other things; and the Shrunken Head. And it's free! Make a donation as you enter,... More 

1 Thank lem1eu10
Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016

I can't believe my luck when my friend told me to visit this museum. The best part was that it was FREE! I got to see mummies, dinosaurs, shrunken heads, samurai suits and more! This is one of the best tourist attractions you can visit while you are in Montreal.

1 Thank Mr604Traveler
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

This is a small university museum that will keep you interested for quite a while. It seems forgotten because of it's location but take the small detour to see it. Well worthwhile.

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British Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 11, 2016

This museum is like something out of a Tintin book, with everything from a shrunken head (maybe human, probably monkey) to Egyptian mummies, to wooden fetishes. Another highlight was a letter handwritten by Charles Darwin. The building itself is also beautiful and photogenic inside and out. Glad we went.

1 Thank Home2Paradise

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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.
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