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Town Council's Aphothecary

Raekoja plats 11, Tallinn, Estonia
+372 631 4860
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Ranked #36 of 139 attractions in Tallinn
Type: Historic Sites, Specialty Shops
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Brooklyn, New York
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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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164 attraction reviews
142 helpful votes 142 helpful votes
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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Rochester, United Kingdom
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92 attraction reviews
184 helpful votes 184 helpful votes
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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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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47 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
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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Espoo, Finland
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30 reviews 30 reviews
10 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2013

Old pharmacies can be found anywhere in Europe. I would stop for a wonderful room with great atmosphere. In this case we have a simple room with some old furniture and a few old things. But nothing to remember.

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71 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2013

Whilst in Tallinn's old town square visit the old apothecary which is housed bang opposite the town hall. It really is a living museum with exhibits of medieval apothecary practice and also housing present day medical needs. Good view of the townhall from the windows too.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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25 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2013

Tripped up and sprained by ankle while walking around Tallinn. So needed some bandages and pain killers and found this amazing place. A pharmacy that looked to be straight out of the nineteenth century. redolent with history, yet was still able to provide all the modern medical aids I needed.

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London, United Kingdom
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54 reviews 54 reviews
32 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2013

Not a great deal to see, apart from a wonderful interior and some medical displays, but it's worth a visit, especially if there aren't too many people in there.

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Homeless Bum
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2013

Working pharmacy which doubles up as a museum. Interesting exhibits of old "medicine"/ treatments from times gone by. Free to enter and can be see in as little as a 5-20mins. Still designed in it's old style. Just off the town square.

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