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Musée Curie

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Marie and Pierre Curie made their radioactive discoveries of radium and polonium in a cobbled together laboratory which was afterwards replaced with a far more luxurious version donated by the University of Paris and built between 1911 and 1914. It was in this second lab that her daughter discovered artificial radioactivity, and that you can visit today. Don’t worry, it’s quite safe, and has an exhibition tracing the history of the Curie’s discoveries through the carefully restored rooms and halls of the complex. Apparatus used during experiments in the 30’s are displayed with Marie’s personal chemistry set, her office and the Curie families three Nobel prizes – everything now decontaminated.

Open each afternoon you can get a free guided tour.

Address, 11, rue Pierre et Marie Curie. City, Paris

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