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“Small but very interesting” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Pharmacy History Collection

The Pharmacy History Collection
Ranked #14 of 92 things to do in Cluj-Napoca
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Owner description: History museum focusing on the history of pharmacy in Transylvania, in the original location of the most famous pharmacy in Cluj-Napoca. The rooms preserve their original functions: the Officina - where medicine was actually sold, the storage rooms, and the laboratory, reconstructed in the basement. There is also a more recent collection of hospital equipment.
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“Small but very interesting”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2012

We visited this museum in our Cluj visit. While the mueum itself is small (a couple of rooms and a basement) the real interesting part is the guide and the stories he tells. The guide we had was able to explain much about the various jars and artefacts in the museum with wonderful little stories and anecdotes. Some of the drugs made in old ages were of much more help to the pharmacist than to the patient :-)
The basement contains old tools and "lab equipment" used to make the drugs.

We recommend this place if you have an hour or two in Cluj.

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Cluj-Napoca, Romania
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“A short travel back into history of pharmaceuticals”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 27, 2012

I went to this museum with my friends out of curiosity. Unfortunately the visit was not as we expected. The museum is very small and does not hold many artefacts, but more related to what has been saved from Cluj pharmaceutical history. What is very interesting is that the museum is the actual building of the first pharmacy from Cluj-Napoca. There is an interesting section in the basement where you can see some of original tools and rooms used to make drugs in the past. Unfortunately there was no guide available even if we specifically asked for one. Very few explanations provided for the presented item.
As a conclusion, I would recommend to see this museum, as it is a short visit into the history of Cluj pharmacy, and the entrance fee is symbolic (less than 1 Euro), but don’t expect to see or learn much.

Visited May 2012
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Cluj-Napoca, Romania
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“A must-see!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 13, 2012

The only museum open on Monday! :-) (given that all museums are generally closed on Monday). Enter the world of a mysterious alchemist`s laboratory, hear the story of medieval pharmacists and cures! If there, ask for Mr.Radu Crisan, the best guide ever - you`ll be fascinated by his stories which seem almost unreal for our times :-)

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Cluj-Napoca, Romania
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“Charming and unique in Romania”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 18, 2012

.Charming and unique in Romania, the museum is known throughout the world, and thousands of foreign tourists who come to visit every year left with the impression that there were a miraculous place in which to store the defining values ​​of European civilization .Museum of the History of Pharmacy in Cluj-Napoca is in the property (commonly called House Hintze) which worked almost 400 years until 1949, the oldest pharmacy in the city, founded by a family of Saxon.The exhibition includes exhibits 3000: ceramics and glass vessels, presses, scales, laboratory instruments, old furniture, medicines, prescriptions, pharmacy medieval seals. The ceiling frescoes are preserved original office, in sec. the eighteenth century, with pharmaceutical symbols.

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