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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  • July 22, 2017
    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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  • June 20, 2017
    The truth I expected much more, but continues to be charming. Explains the career and life of the Curie (and company) but I would without a doubt that they would have more choice of languages. It is very close to the Pantheon and does not cost anything to deviate slightly for a visit.
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  • May 23, 2017
    The Museum is not large, a hall with however many objects exposed (Tools, posters of the time, letters, pictures...) and the ability to see the office of Marie Curie, as well as his laboratory, left the State. We have seen in the amphitheatre to the story as a tale of the life of Marie Curie, with our 2 sons of 7-9 years: extra. The storyteller is talented and keeps the room in a one-hour suspense, it is suitable for children, is a story of life above all, is powerful and moving. Participation is free, there is no obligation to pay, but this museum deserves a reward for his work.
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  • August 19, 2017
    Careful, this was closed in August! The whole August, although Google etc. thought it was open.
  • March 25, 2017
    Small but interesting... but most important it was the office and lab of Mariel Curie!!!
  • April 29, 2017
    The great thing about this museum is that it was Mme Curie's laboratory!
  • February 7, 2017
    Great museum with good descriptions and signs. Perfect for any day.
  • March 7, 2017
    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.

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