The Pasteur Museum provides a fascinating insight into three aspects of the life and work of Louis Pasteur all in one place. The apartment where he spent the last seven years of his life. The scientific souvenir room which traces his major discoveries based on the original scientific instruments he used. A magnificent Byzantine-style crypt where Louis Pasteur is buried alongside his wife.




Visitor information

The Pasteur Museum is located at the Institut Pasteur, situated at 25 rue du Docteur Roux - 75015 Paris, France


We would like to inform you that major restoration and refurbishment work is planned in the historic building of the Institut Pasteur. During this work, the museum will not be able to welcome visitors and will be closed from June 1, 2020.

The reopening date will be specified on the museum website at a later time.

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Exhibition "From Louis to Pasteur: 1822-1895"

Exhibition "From Louis to Pasteur: 1822-1895" - Institut Pasteur

To mark the bicentenary of the birth of Louis Pasteur, the Institut Pasteur and Pasteur Museum have designed an exhibition about the life and work of the scientist. Ten display panels present Louis Pasteur's major scientific achievements, some key information about his personal life and his scientific legacy.



The Museum History

Institut Pasteur Museum

After 30 years spent at the Ecole normale, in 1888 Louis Pasteur moved to a specially designed apartment at the Institut Pasteur. The apartment that has since become the Pasteur Museum is remarkably evocative of the personality of its former occupant and rich in wonderfully preserved collections.





Pasteur Museum Brochure

Discover Louis Pasteur in a different way and explore the last home of this great scientist. His house - which is now the Pasteur Museum - is presented as it was during his lifetime; he spent the last seven years of his life there from 1888 to 1895. Through this brochure, visit all the rooms in the Musée Pasteur and find an abridged version of Louis Pasteur's biography.


Brochure du Musée Pasteur 2020


Institut Pasteur Museum - Collections




Documentary resource materials

The Pasteur Museum provides different resource materials for your research.

Documentary resource materials - Museum


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