General Information

Quiet sign


Monday to Friday: 9 am - 5 pm
Saturday: closed
Sunday: 11:00 am - 5:00  pm

SUMMER only on Sundays (June, July, August) : 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

The museum is closed on Saturdays and public holidays

CLOSED from Dec. 23, 2016 to Jan. 2, 2017 inclusive



The museum is in downtown Montreal on the McGill University campus:

859 Sherbrooke Street West
Montreal, Quebec H3A 0C4

Telephone: 514-398-4086, extension 00549
Fax: 514-398-3185
Email: redpath [dot] museum [at] mcgill [dot] ca

View a map of downtown Montreal and a map of the downtown McGill campus.

Please note: we have NO special provision for wheelchair access.

How to get here

Bus: 24 (Sherbrooke Street) or 144 (Pine Avenue).
Métro: green line, Peel or McGill stations.
Bixi: stands on Sherbrooke and University Streets.

As of May 28, 2010, parking availability was substantially reduced, vehicular circulation limited, and deliveries to several buildings restricted to 7:00 am - 11:00 am., Monday to Friday, on McGill’s Downtown Lower Campus and in the pedestrian zone of McTavish Street. The plans have been designed to ensure parking and transportation services for persons with disabilities continue to be available and accessible. The nearest metered parking is on Sherbrooke or McTavish Street north of Dr. Penfield.

The University will be evaluating traffic and pedestrian circulation over the summer, collecting feedback and implementing permanent solutions in the early fall. Please see Greening the Lower Campus for further information.

Fees for groups

The Museum encourages visits by groups from camps, daycares, primary and secondary schools, CEGEPs, and other institutions and organizations. This includes all summer amps, all after- school groups, language schools, tour bus and excursion groups, or any other group of 10 or more people. Please see group rates and reservation requirements below.

We offer non-guided visits or guided tours. During guided tours, groups of up to 50 people are accompanied by guides through the museum's most interesting exhibits. Guided tours are appropriate for ages 4 and up and are offered in English or French.

Non-guided group visits: $4/student
$2/post-secondary student
Guided tours: $7/student

Please note that from September 1, 2014, these prices include taxes.

It is necessary to reserve a date and time for your group, because we accept only two groups per day to avoid overcrowding.

To make a reservation, fill out our online form or email sarah [dot] pimpaneau [at] mcgill [dot] ca. It is advisable to reserve a date well in advance.

 Admission fees

The museum is free for the general public. This does not include camps, school groups, language schools, tour bus and excursion groups, or any other group of 10 or more people. Please see group rates and reservation requirements below.

For the general public, donations are always welcome and a contribution box is located at the entrance. Suggested donations for the general public (not including school groups or any other group of 10 or more people):

  • $5 per adult
  • $2 per child or student

You can also buy your Montréal Museums Pass here at the Museum.

All groups (e.g., camps, schools, organizations, any group of 10 or more people) require additional fees, and all groups must make advance reservations.

School buses

School buses cannot enter the downtown campus. School groups can be dropped off at the main entrance on Sherbrooke Street (the Roddick Gates) or at our dedicated drop-off zone on McTavish Street just north of Sherbrooke.

How to enjoy your visit

The Redpath Museum is a public place for quiet study and observation where specimens and artifacts are preserved, exhibited and available for consultation. The Museum is also a teaching and research institution; laboratories, storage areas and offices are not open to the public. We welcome individuals and groups to the Museum, and do our best to make a visit to the Museum as interesting and enjoyable as possible. Because the Museum is a small and sensitive area that supports teaching and research as well as public education, we have drawn up a set of guidelines to allow all our multifarious activities to flourish side by side.

Visitors, please remember:

All teachers holding classes in the museum are responsible for the behaviour of their students. Students should be informed of the Museum regulations and asked to observe them during their visit.

  1. Visitors should not run through the galleries or speak loudly.
  2. Cell phones, iPods, Walkmans or other electronic devices should be turned off inside the Museum.
  3. Food and beverages are not allowed in the  upstairs gallirees of the Museum. They attract insects that can damage specimens and other Museum materials.
  4. Visitors may use Museum chairs but should return them to where they were stacked. Please do not block aisles, stairs or doorways.
  5. Visitors must not touch ANY specimens on exhibit unless labelled with a “Please touch” sign.
  6. Visitors must not lean on the glass exhibit cases. They are very old and can easily break.
  7. Visitors are not allowed to photograph any museum exhibits or architecture with a flash bulb.
  8. Visitors should keep personal items with them at all times, since the Museum is not responsible for loss or theft.
  9. A limited number of coat racks are on the ground floor. During the winter months, we recommend that you bring indoor shoes to wear.
  10. Toilets are in the basement. Litter bins are available on each floor. The Museum does not have a public telephone.

Please use, but also respect, the Museum.
Enjoy your time here!