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

Under the state of emergency decided by the French government following the attacks on Friday November 13, 2015, the Pasteur Museum will be closed to individual visitors until further notice. Group tours are maintained. The conditions will be explained when booking.*

Opening times and pricing

The museum is open from Monday to Friday all year round.
Closed in August and public holidays.

The Pasteur Museum is closed to individual visitors.

Adult groups: €14 per person

Student groups: €7 per student.

Group tours

Group tours are available for a minimum of 10 people by appointment only made at least 3 months in advance.

Museum tours (1hr) are led by a museum guide.



Pasteur metro station: Lines 6 and 12.
Volontaires metro station: Line 12.
Bus routes: 39, 70, 88, 89, 95.

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.



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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