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Musee Curie, Paris

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The Musée Curie is a historical museum focusing on radiological research. It is located in the 5th arrondissement at 1, rue Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris, France, and open Wednesday to Saturday, from 1pm to 5pm; admission is free. The museum was renovated in 2012, thanks to a donation from Ève Curie.The museum was established in 1934, after Curie's death, on the ground floor of the Curie Pavilion of the Institut du Radium. It was formerly Marie Curie's laboratory, built 1911-1914, and where she performed research from 1914-1934. In this laboratory her daughter and son-in-law Irène and Frédéric Joliot-Curie discovered artificial radioactivity, for which they received the 1935 Nobel Prize for Chemistry.The museum contains a permanent historical exhibition on radioactivity and its applications, notably in medicine, focusing primarily on the Curies, and displays some of the most important research apparatus used before 1940. It also contains a center for historical resource which holds archives, photographs, and documentation on the Curies, Joliot-Curies, the Institut Curie, and the history of radioactivity and oncology.
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  • There is a tiny Museum, cucumber and his wife used the experimental apparatus. As a man of science there was little nostalgia. Serving the College, seems to be defunct, also. By the way, it is free.
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  • We enjoyed this small museum. And the quality of the free guided tour. Very well
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  • What was the laboratory and office of Marie Curie is now a small very interesting museum about her and her family, which includes five Nobel laureates. Especially in the summer in which museums have endless rows is a great choice.
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  • Cute little museum. Entrance is free and it has some informative displays about the Curie family and the history of the Curie Institute. You can also see Marie Curie's office and personal lab.
  • Careful, this was closed in August! The whole August, although Google etc. thought it was open.
  • Small but interesting... but most important it was the office and lab of Mariel Curie!!!
  • The great thing about this museum is that it was Mme Curie's laboratory!
  • Great museum with good descriptions and signs. Perfect for any day.

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