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Musee Curie, Paris

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The Musée Curie (Curie Museum) 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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  • This is a very small museum that showcases everything from the Curie family. The office and laboratory were a treat just to view. Apparently the door handle is still radioactive! As a biochemist (not....  more »
  • The museum is very informative and you can get the brochure in English, the information is well set out easy to follow. There is no entrance fee but there is a donation box. The photos provide a...  more »
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  • This is a piece of history. If you care at all about science, then the story of maybe the most famous and accomplished female scientist will touch you. This is her actual lab and office. Her actual stuff. Now a museum. A living breathing piece of human history and human triumph. An absolute must.
  • I love this place. The entry is free. It's a small exhibition in Marie and Pierre Curie's old lab and it's super interesting. Definitively worth a visit.

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