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Musee Redpath

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Address: 859 rue Sherbrooke Ouest, Montreal, Quebec H3A 0C4, Canada
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+1 514-398-4086
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: No
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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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Natural History at its best!

If you've ever dreamed of being Lara Croft or Inidana Jones, you really must visit the Redpath museum. It is a beautiful old building hosting archaic and arcane collections of... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Ottawa, Canada
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72 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A nice place for a short visit, but don't expect to spend hours here--the museum is pretty small. That being said, I would still recommend a visit. The Redpath Museum exhibits many quite interesting natural history exhibits. In particular, they have a display of models of facial reconstructions of mummies--never seen something like this before! A good way to spend... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you've ever dreamed of being Lara Croft or Inidana Jones, you really must visit the Redpath museum. It is a beautiful old building hosting archaic and arcane collections of everything from Egyptology to arctic animals to benthic molluscs to exotic crystals. The collections are at least a century old as is the museum, which has stood virtually unchanged since... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017

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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Thank Peter C
Knoxville, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017

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.

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Thank Mary T
Montreal, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 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 

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Thank arsenaultelaine15
Montreal, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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 

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Thank MargieCohen2016
Montreal, Canada
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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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Thank RimaH152
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Reviewed 4 January 2017

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

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Thank gofor3days
North Creek, New York
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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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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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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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