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“Small but packed with information - definitely recommend” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Pharmacy Museum

Pharmacy Museum
Ul. Florianska 25, Krakow 31-019, Poland
+48 12 422 42 84
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Ranked #34 of 139 Attractions in Krakow
Type: Museums
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London, United Kingdom
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“Small but packed with information - definitely recommend”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

Small and compact museum - at first glance there doesn't seem to be much inside but you soon find there are cupboards and drawers filled with portfolios and histories of the people involved or affected by the 'Pharmacy Under the Eagle'. In another room the phone rings occasionally and if you pick it up you hear interviews with people who saw it first hand. We wanted to experience everything so our visit lasted for 2 hours, then we went to Schindlers Factory Museum just 5 minutes walk away. Both museums are equally moving and will give you much to read and think about. You can get a ticket that allows entry to this place and also the Gestapo Headquarters museum. Anyone interested in WWII and Poland under the Nazis will not be disappointed in any of the three places I have mentioned.

Visited June 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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“Lovely little museum”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

I recommend this museum to anyone interested in the subject, or just fond of Old Stuff. The building, too, is worth a look. There's not a lot of English explanation, though there's a laminated sheet of explanations for each room, and no fancy interactive displays, just solid objects and elegant display cabinets. You can zip round the five floors in an hour to get the general impression, or take longer and examine individual exhibits more closely.

Visited September 2013
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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
“Glad we found it.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013 via mobile

Eventually located the small frontage in Florianska and was very glad to have found it. The museum is located on 5 floors and the climb up is worthwhile. Well documented in each room with many exhibits being multilingual. Not to be confused with the Pharmacy under the Eagle in the ghetto area although there is a small section devoted to the pharmacist who ran that.

Visited September 2013
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Grand Rapids, MI
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“What a gem of a museum!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013

We aren't pharmacists (though my husband is an MD) and we found this museum fascinating! It is in an old Burgher (sp?) mansion/home which in and of itself is fascinating. It is self guided. You can purchase a leaflet describing the rooms and exhibits or use information cards at the enterance to each room or exhibit. All kinds of interesting things to look at... They have several complete antique pharmacy interiors. Exhibits illustrating how medicines were made and the equipment they used. Some macabre examples of things people used to try to cure illnesses. Some of this seemed right out of Harry Potter...wouldn't be suprised if JK Rowling visited and got some ideas! :-) A hidden gem... Wouldn't have missed it! We almost had it to ourselves too which was a shame.

Visited May 2013
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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“Cute museum”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

Although it holds great significance, the museum is extremely small and not worth paying any money for.
Go and look at it from the outside and enjoy its significance, but I wouldn't waste your time or money going in.
Only two very small rooms.

Visited September 2012
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