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Musée Curie - Institut 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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  • My daughter did a project on Marie Curie a few years ago and we became fascinated with her. This wonderful museum describes her accomplishments and depicts how her contributions to science have enrich...  more »
  • My 11 year old daughter is really into science and she loves this place... I love it too.... the timeline about eh Curies... the Office and Lab.... every detail.... we spend like 3 hours there... even...  more »
  • We visited this museum on our second day in Paris. It's free, the staff are polite and helpful and the exhibits are very well organised. There is an interactive touchscreen taking us through the life ...  more »
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  • 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.
  • A must visit for anyone who enjoys learning about science history. Free entry, but only open on limited days and at limited times, so check the availability first.
  • A neat piece of history. It's great to learn about the progression of knowledge on radiation science.