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Pharmacy Museum

Drukarska st.2, Lviv, Ukraine
0322 72 00 41
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Ranked #12 of 43 attractions in Lviv
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Museums, Specialty Museums
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Warsaw, Warszawa, Poland
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

There were several rooms full of old medicines and pharmaceutical equipment. Somebody knowledgeable in the are for sure would be satisfied. The problem was that there was no story behind it so you could just walk around watching all the stuff (there were almost no descriptions and almost nothing in English) and didn't really understand it.

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Lviv, Ukraine
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

The museum is hidden behind an actual pharmacy. You go in and purchase your tickets from the same person that fill prescriptions. Tickets cost 10 UAH per person, plus an additional 5 UAH if you want to take pictures. (Not 5 UAH per person). The museum is quite unusual, most of which is in Ukrainian, (very little translated to English),... More

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montreal
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7 reviews 7 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

I recently had the chance to visit the "pharmacy museum" its quite a neat place! very unusual! loved to see the old bottles with different medecine! quite cool to see some of the old names on the jars still being very present in modern day medecine. And its still a working pharamcy, meaning that even though its a museum, if... More

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Kiev, Ukraine
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32 reviews 32 reviews
13 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2013

An unusually interesting museum hidden in a completely nondescript place (which is so typical of Lviv - you have to spend some time in a round-the-downtown quest for every next place of interest, which is never anything flamboyant or specifically eye-catching from the outside but more often than not truly unforgettable when you get into it). The pharmacy-museum is not... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2013

there are a lot of old & colour bottles, medicaments, pills, mashines - it's very interesting, especially 2 first rooms =)

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Kiev, Ukraine
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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2013

To get into the museum you have to walk through the pharmacy which adds an air of authenticity. We waited in line for someone to buy their medicines before we could get tickets. The attendants were not very helpful on that particular day, but this might have been because we were the last group of the day. It was amazing... More

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Dhaka City, Bangladesh
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35 reviews 35 reviews
17 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2013

A very extensive museum - larger and far more impressive than it's counterpart in Kyiv. Extremely informative and popular with both locals and tourists. This museum is easy to find in an obvious area just off the main square, close to the other main museums of L'viv. Very helpful attendants who are friendly too. Needs a toilet area though, and... More

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Leiden, The Netherlands
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31 reviews 31 reviews
14 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2013

Fun to see those old medicines and how they were made. It seems in those days it was a bit of a scary business, at least it looked like that. Many jars with all kinds of medicines and poisons. It's located in a beautiful old building and it houses also a working pharmacy.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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107 reviews 107 reviews
84 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2013

Opened in 1966 at the corner of Rynok Square on Drukarska street, this is cleary one of the most fascinating places to visit in the city. The museum itself consists of sixteen rooms exhibiting various pharmaceutical appliances, prescriptions, medicines and even a library of books on Pharmacy. Ticket prices vary between UAH 5.00 and UAH 20.00. It is part of... More

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Kyiv, Kyyivs'ka Oblast', Ukraine
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138 reviews 138 reviews
63 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2013

It is not only interesting small museum with collection of pharmaceutical devices. The ceiling and wall paintings are interesting example of medieval art, inspired by alchemistry. Professional guide (find him/her in advance!) will explain you all symbols of elements, hermeneutical items etc.

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