Redpath Museum

The Redpath Museum in Montreal

The Redpath Museum in Montreal

While looking for interesting and inexpensive things to do in fairly close proximity to our hotel I stumbled upon the Redpath Museum. The Redpath Museum is one of the oldest freestanding museums in Canada and is part of the Faculty of Science at McGill University. Research at the museum focus’ on evolution. It has a wonderful collection of fossils. The museum encompasses three floors with shells, dinosaur bones and even mummies, two to be exact. I was highly impressed with the array of items in Redpath’s collection especially considering the fee to get in the door was 0.00$ that’s right it was totally free. You can not beat that price tag and they could easily charge and no one would feel bad about paying it once they explored what Redpath has to offer. The museum is pretty easy to get to as well. You can take the Green line to either McGill or Peel stations then just walk a couple blocks and you are there. One thing I find very helpful on this trip is Google maps, specifically their public transit and walking directions that they now give when you are asking for directions. I don’t know how long they have had those options but this is the first time I have been on vacation in a city where I could use them. They get two thumbs way up, accurate every time, the little metro map was a handy backup but having jotted down directions from Google earlier at the hotel I could pull out my piece of paper discretely to double check I was headed in the right direction instead of whipping out a huge map. That is basically like tattooing “tourist” on your forehead which I try to avoid at all costs
Sara the Triceratops from the RedPath Museum

Sara the Triceratops from the RedPath Museum

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