6. The Redpath Museum

Redpath museum Montreal Untapped Cities Lea Plourde-Archer

The Redpath Museum, part of the Mcgill University campus, was built in 1882 as a gift from businessman Peter Redpath to McGill’s longstanding principal, John William Dawson, who was a respected geologist. Housed in an impressive Greek revival building with an interior decor that wouldn’t feel out of place in an Indiana Jones movie, the eclectic collection of this Natural History museum covers various aspects of the history of entomology, geology, paleontology and ethnology. Visits during the annual Nuit Blanche events are a must, as the museum lights are turned off. Using your flashlight, you might just come face to face with a stuffed bear, seemingly ready to make a meal out of you!