859 Sherbrooke Street West
Montréal H3A 0C4
Established in 1882, the Redpath Museum preserves and displays large collections of ancient and modern organisms, minerals, and world culture (ethnological) artefacts. It serves as a teaching and reserach unit at McGill University. Research focuses on the history of life and biodiversity of the planet.
Open everyday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Autumn and winter schedule (starting in September) :
Weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Weekends from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- Paid parking
Showcasing over 1,200 gem-quality shells never displayed before, this exhibit honours the philanthropy of Abe Levine, Quebec's premiere mollusc collector.
Biodiversity comprises all forms of life on Earth: mammals, reptiles,plants, insects, fungi, bacteria, algae — and humans as well. Species must constantly interact with one another simply to continue to exist. Our successful survival depends entirely on biological diversity and the resources that our planet provides. This exhibit about Quebec's Biodiversity increases awareness of and re-asserts respect for the province's natural environment.
Quebec has produced a greater variety of minerals than any other region in Canada, including minerals from several world-famous localities.
There are approximately 1000 cultural objects (household and ceremonial items, ornaments, musical instruments) displayed in the Museum’s newly installed World Cultures (Ethnology) Gallery, including archaeological material from ancient Egypt, the Mediterranean, and Mesoamerica, and 19th and 20th century artefacts from Asia, Oceania, South America, and Africa.