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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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  • Our daughter is a physics student in college and really took in this museum. Very interesting and a nice way to compliment a visit to the Latin Quarter. Try to go later in the day to hit the highlight...  more »
  • I recently visited this museum at the University of Paris that shows the important work done by Mary and Pierre Curie as well as their daughter Irene and her husband. The place is special and worth a ...  more »
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  • this museum was unexpectedly small for such an important historical figure, however it was nice to see Mary curious to laboratories, chemistry and physics. the staff is extremely friendly and this museum is free! Very good if you're into science or science history.
  • This is a small but interesting museum. It included Pierre's office, and Marie's lab. It is free, which was nice. And there was a nice bathroom in a different building. If you're in the area, such a visiting the Pantheon, or if you're interested in the Curie family, it's worth a stop.
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