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Very enjoyable visit to museum and cafe.

I had lunch at the cafe indoors (smoked Reindeer quiche and fresh cherry juice), a visit to museum... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
lady5000
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Sydney, Australia
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Lovely museum & amazing cafe

Interesting, small museum and an old home. You don't have to be interested in pharmacology. The... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Paastainen
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Turku, Finland
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had lunch at the cafe indoors (smoked Reindeer quiche and fresh cherry juice), a visit to museum, the cake outside afterwards at the cafe again. A delightful spot to relax with friendly staff at both. The House and Pharmacy museum has a small brochure...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Interesting, small museum and an old home. You don't have to be interested in pharmacology. The cafe is one of my favourite places in Turku, my happy place. The old crockery, quaint and lush garden, served by kind staff. They serve very tasty stuff baked...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Paastainen
Reviewed November 15, 2018

The Pharmacy Museum is located in the Qwensel House which is the oldest wooden house in Turku. It was built in 1700. Beside the Qwensel House with its Rococo and Gustavian interiors, the museum exhibits the history of pharmacies in Finland during the 18th and...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Mikael F
Reviewed June 21, 2018

One of few wooden houses that remain after the destructive fire in the beginning of the 19th century that destroyed nearly the whole town. The interior is particularly interesting as it is well furnished with 18th century furniture and shows how the richer tradesmen lived...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Paddais
Reviewed January 3, 2018

This lovely little museum (Pharmacy Museum and the adjourning Qwensel house) is usually only open in the summertime, but opened for Christmastide with a special exhibition of how the artisans spent Christmasses last. I highly recommend the Pharmacy Museum (and children’s Pharmacy in the back...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Lorna K
Reviewed December 3, 2017

This little museum is like a reconstruction of a 18th century pharmacy and the home of the pharmacist. It's nice and authentic, but quite small, there are not more than 10 tiny rooms. The staff is clothed authentically too, and they're telling about the items...More

Date of experience: December 2017
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Reviewed August 29, 2017 via mobile

Very well laid out and presented. Fascinating to see how a pharmacy would have looked both at front of house and behind the scenes. Beautiful selection of pharma equipment - worth the entry price if you are into historical buildings

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed August 8, 2017 via mobile

The museum itself is bigger and more fascinating than you expect. Centrally located you will most likely walk past anyway. If you are visiting during summer, the real magic is in the courtyard (accessible to all, not just museum goers); a small 1700-style café with...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank lmsk2014
Reviewed August 5, 2017

We popped in here as it was just down the block from our hotel. It is a lovely little museum which covers the house as well as the apothecary. It's a nice distraction whether your interest is pharmacological history or social history. Some of the...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Playfairest
Reviewed August 1, 2017

This museum combines a 19th century Pharmacy with an 18th century home. It is bigger than it looks from the outside and there is much to see. A delightful way to spend an hour.

Date of experience: July 2017
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