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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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Super cool natural history museum in amazing space

Let me repeat, Redpath is a "Super cool natural history museum in amazing space." The Victorian woodwork and building, alone, are worth the free visit (donations encouraged). An... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Peter C
Chicago, Illinois
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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Let me repeat, Redpath is a "Super cool natural history museum in amazing space." The Victorian woodwork and building, alone, are worth the free visit (donations encouraged). An incredible sampling of science, natural history, and ethnography in a relatively small space right on McGill's campus

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Knoxville, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

What a great place--truly has the atmosphere of a well loved historical museum--and it is filled with all sorts of natural history treasures--curated stuffed animals in natural poses, collections of minerals and fossils--and many other items too diverse and numerous to sufficiently honor in this short description.

Thank Mary T
Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2017

This is a little gem of a Victorian museum which could easily be a set for Downton Abbey. The collection reflects the time when it was built. It houses fossils, reptile skeletons, stuffed wild animals, etc. One is reminded of Darwin and the awe that he, and others like him, created upon their return from their expeditions - when we... More 

Thank arsenaultelaine15
Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2017

Fascinating, interesting, just wonderful! This McGill science museum is worthy of a visit for all: not only tourists.. What an attraction for children to get them interested in science : the geology exhibit was especially fascinating for me and I am not a child (on most days). Documentary films are available on Sundays. A Herzog film on Antartica was excellent... More 

Thank MargieCohen2016
Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

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 5 January 2017

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 26 November 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 22 November 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 10 November 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 

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New Hampshire
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 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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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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