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Town Council's Aphothecary

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Address: Raekoja plats 11, Tallinn 10146, Estonia
Phone Number: +372 631 4860
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Worth a visit...but not a journey

Continuously operated as an aphothecary since 1422 it is Europe's oldest pharmacy. Inside is a small selection of (modern) pharmaceutical products as well as a 'museum' dedicated... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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NY, NY
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Pharmacy was inexplicably closed despite it being well within the visiting hours. A few other tourists were also milling around unsure of what was going on. Disappointed to miss this as a healthcare journalist.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Continuously operated as an aphothecary since 1422 it is Europe's oldest pharmacy. Inside is a small selection of (modern) pharmaceutical products as well as a 'museum' dedicated to the building's history. It you are already in Tallinn Old Town it is absolutely worth the 5-10 minutes necessary to head to the northeast corner of the square and take in what... More 

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice collection in this apothecary museum. Interestingly enough, it is still a pharmacy today and still dispenses medication for customers. We were also fascinated by the jars of preserved earthworms, frogs etc which were used during medieval times.

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Thank Michelle C
Wezemaal, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We never visited an apothecary museum before. This is a really nice one, that is still in use by the way! There is a section specifically for visitors which shows how in previous times people would gain knowledge on herbs and plants and pass this knowledge on so that other people could be helped. It's not very large, but very... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

True this place still "sells" things and is therefore called a shop in Trip Advisor, but it's real treasure is the history behind this "apothecary". It calls itself the "oldest continuously running pharmacy in Europe. " Of course they no longer sell leaches to "suck the poison out of you blood" but this is a very interesting place to walk... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Not only can you see a part of history but you can buy things in the on-going pharmacy. the historical section was very well done.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is apparently the oldest pharmacy (or apothecary) in Tallinn - founded in the 15th century. And for someone like me with a chemistry background, it was fascinating! The mini-museum in the same building as the pharmacy had a lot of interesting exhibits and explained the history behind it all. To see some of the things that they used to... More 

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Carmel Valley, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Appothecary has been in continuous operation in privare hands since 1422, owned by a single family for much of the time. It belongs in the Museums category for the fascinating musuem which occupies most of the space.

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2016

Well preserved and displayed old apothecary from over a hundred years back. One can feel the atmosphere from that era.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2016

In continuous operation is the early fifteenth century, this building looks amazing from the outside, standing in the square. Inside, it peppered with cheesy antique stores and the pharmacy interior itself is an utter let down.

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