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Address: Lantinen Rantakatu 13, Turku 20100, Finland
Phone Number: 22620280
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Description: The Qwensel House is the oldest bourgeois housing from the autarchic times...
The Qwensel House is the oldest bourgeois housing from the autarchic times in Turku. The house was built approximately in the year 1700 to an area that was reserved for the nobility.
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Historical wooden building and pharmacy by the river

Located centrally next to the Aura river. Interesting and good collection of old pieces of furniture. Traditional building and well preserved to keep the old charm, feeling and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 19, 2015
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Shanghai, China
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Shanghai, China
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34 reviews 34 reviews
19 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Located centrally next to the Aura river. Interesting and good collection of old pieces of furniture. Traditional building and well preserved to keep the old charm, feeling and touch of history. Interesting also for the children, as there are many small things in the Museum. There is a traditional café located behind the Museum. I recommend to visit both to... More 

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Austin, Texas
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57 reviews 57 reviews
36 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

A quiet little gem of interest - though my background in chemistry and the fact I wandered in with my pharmacist uncle certainly didn't hurt. This is an unpretentious little museum, giving a small window into the past. pamphlets with explanations/descriptions in several languages were available to take through the rooms, at no additional charge. An enjoyable hour or two.

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Espoo, Finland
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76 reviews 76 reviews
6 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Cafe Qwensel is cute and the little garden really allows enjoying a nice cup of coffee or tea in piece while reading a book or conversating with friends. They have self made pies and pastries on offer at not too expensive prices neither. In winter the seating is obviously only inside and heated by a fireplace. Very cosy! Recommended both... More 

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Helsinki, Finland
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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Pharmacy museum is one of many places that you must visit in Turku. It's a place you probably don't understand without visit. The museum itself was in late 1700's build house. The interior is absolutely magnificent. The scent of old wood and herbs makes unique feeling. And at the end, you will consider, how we ever survived with ancient pharmacist's... More 

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Haifa, Israel
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Right in the center of Turku this small museum has two parts - one is a reconstructed old pharmacy, the other demonstrate the life of tho house owners. Recommended for everyone.

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Turku
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10 reviews 10 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

This place is a must when you visit Turku. The museum is a nice place with real old times atmosphere but the café is definitely one of the most beautiful in Turku. The coffee is served in tin pots and the cups and platea are charming. This place really is a treat for all thw sences. Also gluten free options... More 

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Gdynia, Poland
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54 reviews 54 reviews
36 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

While staying in Turku for few days I wanted to see this interestingly sounding museum, but when I finally reached it it was closed. The information on the gate wasn't precise if it s open all year long or not. The poster in the showcase was more precise to inform that museum opens since May. Anyway, it is situated in... More 

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Turku, Finland
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82 reviews 82 reviews
37 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

This place was kind of hard to find, at least the entrance was. It is outside not through the courtyard. The courtyard is just for the cafe. Only a few Euro admission and each room has detailed explanations in multiple languages. There are additional annotations in the rooms in Finnish, Swedish and English, mostly about specific plants used. Very interesting... More 

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Knislinge, Sweden
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66 reviews 66 reviews
40 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

A stroll along the river Aura of Turku reviel many attractions one being the okd Pharmacy museum with the oldest survived pharmacy interior in Finland. The pharmacy is situated in the so called Qwensel house that also includes an exhibition. This museum is easy to find and has refreshments for sale before you continue your stroll.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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97 reviews 97 reviews
44 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

Loved the collection of old equipment, utensils and jars. The rooms laid out in bourgeois style of the time were filled with items giving the viewer a glimpse into the past. Well worth visiting.

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