Born Maria Skłodowska on November 7, 1867, this museum is dedicated to the Polish lass would go on to become a famed scientist better known to the world as Madame Marie Curie. The recently renovated building which houses the museum is also the birthplace of Marie Curie. The museum exhibits encompass a charming homage to the life and work of the Nobel Prize-winning physicist, including displays of Curie’s personal letters that show another side to the famed scientist. Artefacts on display include many personal effects, such one of Curie’s black dresses and even her nail file, as well as a small collection of scientific instruments. One of the museum’s two rooms has been adapted as a recreation of Curie's laboratory to give visitor’s a glimpse into her daily life. The lady who gave the world so much, including the chemical element polonium (named after the country of her birth) died in Savoy, France, on July 4, 1934, the victim of leukaemia, which she is believed to have contracted during her many years of dangerous research. Guides are on hand for tours in English (150zł) and in Polish (100zł).
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