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Redpath Museum at McGill University

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Redpath Museum at McGill University Montreal  Canada
Redpath Museum at McGill University Montreal  Canada
Redpath Museum at McGill University Montreal  Canada
Redpath Museum at McGill University Montreal  Canada
Redpath Museum at McGill University
Opened in 1880 as Canada's first natural history museum, the Redpath Museum has a charmingly old-school Victorian quality to it. The collection of artifacts assembled by intrepid explorers ranges from taxidermy and Egyptian mummies to geological samples and—one of its most prized possessions—a handwritten letter from Charles Darwin. The museum is located at the heart of McGill University, long one of Canada's most important institutions of higher learning. Most of the buildings on campus, all in a handsome gray stone on a lovely bit of green in downtown Montréal at the base of Mount Royal, date from the 19th and early 20th centuries.
Redpath Museum at McGill University
The Redpath Museum (Musée Redpath) was founded in 1882 in order to house the collection of artifacts and specimens gathered by geologist Sir John William Dawson, then the principal of McGill University. The museum is unapologetically and delightfully maintained as the Victorian cabinet of curiosities it originally was. Stuffed gorillas, dinosaur skeletons, mummies, shrunken heads and coral samples all share the several rooms of this small building. The Redpath Museum sits at the heart of the McGill campus, one of Canada's oldest and most prestigious universities.
Redpath Museum at McGill University Montreal  Canada

859 Rue Sherbrooke O, Montréal, QC H3A 0C4, Canada
+1 514-398-4086
Sat, Sun 11am - 5pm
Mon - Fri 9am - 5pm