Musee Redpath
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This natural history museum at McGill University is named after business tycoon and philanthropist John Redpath.
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Neighbourhood: Ville-Marie
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  • Peel • 6 min walk
  • McGill • 6 min walk
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BeLaZe
Penfield, NY377 contributions
Sep. 2022 • Couples
Not clear on their website and museum pass still sells tickets but the place is closed, as far as I know since COVID. If you made the trip here as we did, I suggest you visit the Rutherford collection at the university. You need to call 514-398-7030 to get a tour though.
Written September 22, 2022
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xJAIMIEx
Toronto, Ontario48 contributions
Feb. 2020 • Couples
Beautiful building within the McGill University campus with a treasure trove of very interesting displays and exhibits with much variety.
Great place to visit! Not too big but still much to see! Mummies, dinosaurs, extinct animals, fossils and minerals are some of the interesting exhibits they have for showcase
Written March 22, 2020
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Rachel L
26 contributions
Mar. 2020 • Friends
I went here with a friend and I was pleasantly surprised how much I enjoyed it! Not too short, not too long, very well designed and interesting exhibits.
Written March 9, 2020
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Jim T
Winnipeg, Canada140 contributions
Mar. 2019 • Couples
You’re grandparents attic...if they were scientists. A bit of everything, dead and inanimate. It’s a place that you can use as a reference if you’re looking to see an example of something. It’s like something Indiana Jones would be found in, less the cultural material.
Written February 1, 2020
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kuroiTenshi
proud montrealais222 contributions
Jun. 2019
Located in the heart of the McGill campus - go up McGill College and you'll see the building with its romanesque pillars northwest on your left. Make your way to the top floor and be transported to another era, where a dinosaur skeleton presides over a sunlit grand museum hall reminiscent of Victorian times. Take the time to look at the exhibits, and check the website to register for special activities and programming. Science education made fun for all ages, and it's free thanks to McGill University. Not wheelchair accessible.
Written January 29, 2020
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Terry B
Toronto, Canada54 contributions
Nov. 2019
The Redpath Museum is located on the McGill campus and essentially consists of one great hall with text descriptions of the various stages in Earth's history (in roughly chronological order) running along the walls, supplemented by artifacts and taxidermied specimens in the central area. Think of it as a walk-in encyclopedia! The most novel aspect of this museum is that the adjoining faculty offices are sometimes open for visitors to pose questions to academics with expertise in the area. Unfortunately I visited on a weekend so was unable to take advantage of this. The facility is not large, and could use some upgrading; the curation is, for better or worse, very retro! I enjoyed my visit but wouldn't say it is an essential stop for visitors to Montréal unless they have a particular interest in this area.
Written December 7, 2019
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aladdin_mp
Arizona589 contributions
Oct. 2019
Building itself is a monument. 3 floors no lifts. Many fossils of extinct forms of life we only vaguely remember from school. Fascinating exhibits.
Written October 7, 2019
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Don B
Sharon, PA112 contributions
Sep. 2019
The Redpath Museum is on the McGill University campus. It has a period feel to it. The quiet charm of it is that you feel that you are in a museum in early-mid last century. However, it has everything a museum needs and a pretty thorough visit can be completed in two hours. The free price makes it perfect.
Written October 7, 2019
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bellesque
Montreal223 contributions
Aug. 2019
This place is like an old Victorian museum. It's full of stuffed animals and lots of dinosaur bones, among other exhibits. Well worth the trip, and it's in a lovely old building too.
Written September 3, 2019
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Morgan
Woodinville, WA219 contributions
Apr. 2019 • Solo
Ok it’s not really hidden. It’s a really obvious beautiful building on McGill campus. But it’s free and feels like you could have walked into a real “Night at the Museum” museum. It’s small but since it’s free (yes I’ll say it again) it doesn’t matter. The dinosaurs and animals alone are worth seeing. But wait there’s more! Mummies, gemstones, and fossils too! When I went it wasn’t very crowded either. There were maybe 15 other guests I saw while I was there.
Written September 3, 2019
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