Musée Curie

1 rue Pierre et Marie Curie - 75005 Paris

Quartier Latin - 5e Arrondissement


The Radium Institute, whose construction began in 1911, included a physics and chemistry laboratory directed by Marie Curie and a medicine and biology laboratory entrusted to Doctor Claudius Regaud. On the ground floor of the Curie pavilion of the former Radium Institute, the Curie museum presents objects, photographs and documents on the history of radioactivity and its medical applications, as well as on life and work of "the family of five Nobel prizes". Many scientific instruments used until the end of the 1930s are on display, in particular those which made it possible to artificially produce radioelements for the first time in the world. It was in this place, in fact, that in January 1934, Frédéric and Irène Joliot-Curie discovered artificial radioactivity. You can see Marie Curie's old office, as well as her chemistry laboratory (decontaminated in 1981). The Curie museum, renovated in 2012, offers a museographic itinerary organized around 4 themes: the family with five Nobel prizes; radium; the Curie laboratory; the Curie Foundation to treat cancer.


  • Appareils
  • Chimie
  • Documents
  • Medecine
  • Photographie
  • Sciences

Services and facilities of the establishment

  • Gift shop
  • Bookshop

Languages spoken

  • English

Documentation in a foreign language

  • English

Entrance fees and modalities

Independent tour

Free for everyone.

Guided tour

Guided tours, thematic tours, conferences, shows, ... Program for individual visitors and reservations directly online on the website:

Group tour

By reservation only by writing to


Free for everyone.

Free for young people and children

Free for everyone.

Closing times

Monday, Tuesday, Sunday

Exceptional closure

Closed annually during August, Christmas holidays, and public holidays.

Opening times

Wednesday to Saturday from 1pm to 5pm.

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Musée Curie

1 rue Pierre et Marie Curie
75005 Paris
Tel.. +33 (0) 1 56 24 55 33

  • Subway - Place Monge
  • RER - Luxembourg
  • Bus - 21, 24, 27, 38, 63, 84, 89, 91

Museum in the same district: Quartier Latin

Museum in the same arrondissement: 5th arrondissement

Museum in Paris and in the Paris Region: Museum

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