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Pharmacy Museum and Qwensel House

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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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Quiet little unpretentious window into history.

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 9, 2015
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Austin, Texas
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Austin, Texas
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51 reviews 51 reviews
33 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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61 reviews 61 reviews
4 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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77 reviews 77 reviews
37 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 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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92 reviews 92 reviews
43 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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Vienna, Austria
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40 reviews 40 reviews
14 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2012

Great collection of medical/pharmaceutical items (some of them from unbelievable places---we Austrians even found something from Vienna, a percolator I think), the museum is a flight of rooms full of interesting stuff, and when it's warm, the courtyard is a great place to sum up the experience. Actually we were there in late September 2011 but the machines don't let... More 

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