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Address: Raekoja plats 11, Tallinn, Estonia
Phone Number: +372 631 4860

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It's an old pharmacy

It's the oldest operational pharmacy in Europe. It's got some interesting displays of medicines (dog faeces, deer phallus, that kinda stuff), tinctures, and equipment used in the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 6, 2015
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Bergen, Norway
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Bergen, Norway
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

It's the oldest operational pharmacy in Europe. It's got some interesting displays of medicines (dog faeces, deer phallus, that kinda stuff), tinctures, and equipment used in the trade in times past. It also sells some OTC drugs and balms. That's pretty much it.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Very interesting story behind this amazing little pharmacy. First started 1422 and still running as a pharmacy today, 2015. Wide selection old bottles and containers. Worth a look even if you only buy a asprin.

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Turku, Finland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Checking this museum out will not take you long since it has only two rooms. It is located in one corner of the town hall square and might be a little hard to find at first. This shop has been in business for hundreds of years and in fact it still is! One can buy modern day medicines as well... More 

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Bergen, Norway
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

This (still working) pharmacy is the oldest one in Europe. It doubles as a museum (free) where you can see different kinds of old medicine, like horse hooves and dried dog poop. Fascinating.

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brisbane
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Enjoyed this little musuem. The oldest chemist / pharmacy in Europe. Its on the town square so it is definitely worth a look in..

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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

This is a small (two-room) free museum and well worth a stop if you’re exploring Old Town and are interested in the history of science or medicine. Or furniture, for that matter — the cabinetry, especially in the back room, is beautiful. The ceiling is apparently from the 15th century. I looked through some old books and examined some old... More 

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Weston super Mare, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

As the oldest Pharmacy in continued use in Europe (? The world), this is a must see if you are in the Medical business. The collection is small, a bit quirky and covers a range of periods - But the museum is free as it is in the side of a fully functional pharmacy. Worth 5-10 minutes whilst you are... More 

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Kent, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2013

The Apothecary is indeed very old (15th century) and is a very attractive building. The museum is part of the oldest working pharmacy in Europe and is not very big, just one small room. There are some fascinating items to see, but in the main the exhibits would interest people in the trade and those who like to see old... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2013

This is probably the coolest little gem in Tallinn Old Town. The pharmacy has operated in the same building since the 15th century. The exhibition is not huge, but this little pharmacy has a very long, rich history. You're lucky if you can get a guide that can run you through the story behind it. My favourite is the marzipan... More 

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Villa Rica, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

The apothecary was interesting with an interesting history. It is reported to be the oldest continuously operating apothecary in Europe in the same location. There is a small museum to see.

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