Redpath Museum, McGill University

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Completed in 1882, the Redpath Museum is housed in the oldest building used for museum purposes in Canada. This museum of natural history presents a permanent exhibit focusing on the history of life in Québec, including fossils, minerals and zoological specimens. World cultures exhibits focus on Egypt, Africa and Oceania. The Redpath is as interesting on the outside as it is on the inside: featuring elements of Victorian Classicism, the Redpath represents an unusual and late example of the Greek Revival style in North America. Book the Museum’s grandiose Entrance Hall or its 120-seat Auditorium and treat guests to its stunning architecture as well as its truly fascinating exhibits.

  • Redpath Museum, McGill University
  • Redpath Museum, McGill University
  • Redpath Museum, McGill University


Paid entrance


  • Picnic area
  • Workshop
  • Montréal Museums card
  • Conference
  • Self-guided tour


  • Paid parking on site
  • Shop
  • Wireless internet
  • Interpretation panels