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URÊKA, entrez dans l'aventure de l'uranium
  URÊKA, le musée interactif de la mine

Enter into the uranium adventure...

The French uranium epic began in the Limousin region in 1948. Today, the adventure continues...  

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They’ve visited or revisited!

They’ve visited or revisited!

They’ve visited or revisited! During this summer period 2014, the UREKA museum has played host to over 3,500 visitors, which is more or less as many as last season. The vast majority of visitors are French and around half of them come from the Limousin region. And the adventure is continuing since the museum remains … Continued

With ‘’Zoé’’, you no longer feel a bit drained!

With ‘’Zoé’’, you no longer feel a bit drained!

Zoé, was the poetic name of the very first nuclear reactor, as well as the being the title of a fizzy drink in the fifties whose slogan was: “Provides boundless energy like the nuclear reactor!” Convinced of its galvanising power…

Buy one portion of sweets = get one free in the shop*

Buy one portion of sweets = get one free in the shop*

Have you tried out the ‘Bonbon caillou’ (Stone sweet), ‘Carambar atomic’ (Atomic carambar) and glow-in-the-dark drink or food colouring? It’s now or never as the Urêka shop has a special offer on these products at the moment: buy one =…

600 visitors have celebrated science at Urêka!

600 visitors have celebrated science at Urêka!

A l’occasion de la Fête de la Science qui se déroulait du 9 au 13 octobre, Urêka ouvrait exceptionnellement ses portes tout un week-end. During the Fête de la Science (Festival of Science), which took place from 9 to 13…

Commemorative coin

Commemorative coin

Michel Kouklia, Urêka’s stage designer

Michel Kouklia, Urêka’s stage designer

Discovery of Uranium

Discovery of Uranium

Discovery of Uranium Uranium was discovered on 24 September 1789 by the Prussian chemist Klaproth, who named it after the seventh planet in the solar system, which had been discovered a few years beforehand. Henri Becquerel went on to discover natural radioactivity a century later. It was the start of the radioactive ore industry.  

Exploration, what is it?

Exploration, what is it?

Exploration, what is it? Exploration consists of identifying new exploitable resources of uranium. It is done in successive stages: a geological survey of the region, interpretation of satellite photos, geophysical techniques, radioactivity measurements and a study of the chemistry of…

What is Uranium?

What is Uranium?

What is Uranium? It’s a very dense, naturally radioactive, phosphorescent metal. Did you know? Before being used to produce electricity, Uranium is extracted and then transformed into cylindrical 7g blocks, which will then be grouped together into tubes that will…