Project 365 – Day 316: Redpath Museum

November 11 2012

As planned, we visited the Redpath Museum today which is located within the McGill University campus on Sherbrooke street. The museum has extensive collections in the fields of paleontology, zoology, mineralogy, and world cultures (ethnology).

The Redpath Museum is in fact an academic unit of McGill University but is open to the general public. Entry is free (unless you are in a group of 10 or more), but it’s recommended to make a donation in the contribution box at the entrance.

The building housing the museum was constructed in 1882 and is Canada’s oldest building that was built as a museum. It originally housed the collections of Sir William Dawson who was Principal of McGill at the time. The main gallery is named in his honor.

A key exhibit of the museum is the skeleton of a Gorgosaurus Libratus Dinosaur that greets you as you enter the main Dawson Gallery on the first floor.

The claw of a Gorgosaurus Libratus Dinosaur

The claw of a Gorgosaurus Libratus Dinosaur
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Gorgosaurus Libratus Dinosaur at Redpath Museum

Gorgosaurus Libratus Dinosaur at Redpath Museum
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Gorgosaurus Libratus Dinosaur at Redpath Museum

Gorgosaurus Libratus Dinosaur at Redpath Museum
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Gorgosaurus Libratus Dinosaur at Redpath Museum

Gorgosaurus Libratus Dinosaur at Redpath Museum
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Entrance to Dawson Gallery at Redpath Museum

Entrance to Dawson Gallery at Redpath Museum
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Interior of McGill's Redpath Museum

Interior of McGill’s Redpath Museum
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Interior of McGill's Redpath Museum

Interior of McGill’s Redpath Museum
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Interior of McGill's Redpath Museum

Interior of McGill’s Redpath Museum
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Interior of McGill's Redpath Museum

Interior of McGill’s Redpath Museum
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Interior of McGill's Redpath Museum

Interior of McGill’s Redpath Museum
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Triceratops skull

Triceratops skull
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One of the Egyptian Mummies on display

One of the Egyptian Mummies on display
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Samurai

Samurai
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Shrunken head - Maybe...

Shrunken head – Maybe…
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If you visit, be sure to check out the Victorian Auditorium at the rear of the museum on the ground floor.

Redpath Museum's Victorian Auditorium

Redpath Museum’s Victorian Auditorium
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Redpath Museum Geological Garden

Redpath Museum Geological Garden
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The rear of the Redpath Museum

The rear of the Redpath Museum
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The Redpath Museum at McGill

The Redpath Museum at McGill
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Close to downtown, wonderful exhibits, friendly/helpful staff, wonderful historic building and free entrance, the Redpath Museum is a great place to spend a few hours.

To view images in gallery format, simply click on one of the images below.

Thanks for stopping by. Until next time.

– Martin

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One thought on “Project 365 – Day 316: Redpath Museum

  1. excellent – I remember visiting the museum as a child, brought back so many memories. I don’t remember too much about Montreal (although we were frequent visitors and had relatives living here) but I remember the museum and particularly the dinosaur skeleton.

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