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Pharmacy Museum and Qwensel House

Lantinen Rantakatu 13, Turku 20100, Finland
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Ranked #9 of 21 attractions in Turku
Type: Museums
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Gdynia, Poland
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36 reviews 36 reviews
24 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

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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32 reviews 32 reviews
17 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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Fuengirola, Spain
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57 reviews 57 reviews
32 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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82 reviews 82 reviews
36 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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39 reviews 39 reviews
14 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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Stavanger, Norway
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2012

Learn more about pharmacy throughout the ages - great museum in a beautiful historic house. The staff members are very knowledgeable.

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Turku, Finland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2012

If you want historical place of Turku and see old houses and shops. there is very nice atmosphere

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Tampere, Finland
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54 reviews 54 reviews
6 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2012

It's small so if you hate museums you know that you will be out quickly. You don't have to be interested in pharmacies..this place gives you a good idea how upper middle class people were living in the 18th century.

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Turku, Finland
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2012

The entrence fee is really cheap and you can see how they were doing medicine here in Turku several hundreds of years ago. The interior of the building is old too with several bedrooms to see including old furniture and artifacts. There's an old pharmacy lab in the back with tons of different artifacts. Theres a room were they were... More

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Turku
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47 reviews 47 reviews
12 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2012

In the very heart of Turku by the Aura River you find this centuries old house, home of the Pharmacy Museum. The house itself is one of the few OLD houses saved from many destructing fires, which have destroyed ancient Turku many times. Come here and enjoy the calm atmosphere. Especially in the Summer time it is wonderful to sit... More

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