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“A bit the worse for wear, but plenty worth a quick look”
Review of Pharmacy Museum

Pharmacy Museum
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$63.15*
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Undergrounds of Lviv Private Walking Tour
Ranked #14 of 140 things to do in Lviv
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Reviewed June 11, 2014

There's enough old pharmacy bottles and equipment and facilities to occupy an hour or so of your time at this museum. And while you can go to many many churches throughout Lviv (and the rest of Europe) when was the last time you've seen a pharmacy museum?

The exhibits in the basement with the mannequins look a bit tired and threadbare, but you needn't spend all your time there. And it costs practically nothing.

Thank DanInLviv
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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.

Thank marqqus
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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), and the medicine bottles are in Latin. Quite a history in here. Very interesting to see how medicine was made, from the grinding of herbs, to how pills were originally made. Lots of stairs (it takes you underground), and some low ceilings you need to duck under if you're tall (over 6 feet).

Thank Samuel R
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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 you do need to buy medecine or pills or cough sirup they have it all!

Thank yuliapik
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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 actually a one-of-a-kind place, but it's definitely a much more exciting destination than its sibling-museums throughout Eastern and Central Europe. As a matter of fact, it's not just a museum, but a real maze with a whole bunch of interesting things at every turn. To make a long story short, I totally recommend this place for a visit, especially if you've never been to the museums of the kind.

Thank Alexander_UA
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