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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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Great for a quick visit

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.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
North Creek, New York
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North Creek, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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.

Thank LodgeGore
Montreal, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

Thank Steve D
Fort Worth, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 

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New Hampshire
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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.

1 Thank Legerwoodman
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
Salt Lake City, Utah
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2016

This museum is free. The cases and displays reminds one of an earlier time as if you have stepped into someone's private collection. There are dozens of stuffed animals, some eclectic anthropological displays, and even a few mummies. Equally as fun are the number of art students who come to do studies of the various animals on display. If you... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2016

Exhibits are close together, but on 3 floors. Very old building - not sure if it has an elevator. Many different artifacts. I liked the theory of evolution exhibits. For free it's worth spending 1 hour if you have time to kill

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