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Town Council's Aphothecary

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Address: Raekoja plats 11, Tallinn 10146, Estonia
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One of many historical Apothecaries I've been too - this one is much like every other. It's cool if you've never been but if you have there is a better place to see - the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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Southern Finland, Finland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

It is great that this is a real functioning pharmacy as well a museum showing the early stage of old time medication with original utensils and furniture. Pop in, this attraction has free entry and it is in one corner of the Raekoja plats (Townhall Square).

Thank vivian L
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

One of many historical Apothecaries I've been too - this one is much like every other. It's cool if you've never been but if you have there is a better place to see - the Antiques stores right next to it. Amazingly Occupation (and earlier) things to collect.

Thank X9857BVpaulb
Moscow, Russia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

A very interesting excursion into the past! Unique appliances, and some horror-show like burnt hedgehogs, mummy parts, dried crocodile... Real fun and educative still. Free of charge.

Thank MariaNightdiver
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

I really enjoyed this little 'museum' a fascinating browse around the lotions, potions, snake oil and god only knows what used to 'treat' people through the ages. Well worth a visit.

Thank peterpiperpickedapec
Belgrade, Serbia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 704 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016

This pharmacy was on our to do list, as it claims to be the oldest European still running pharmacy. Apparently, the Russian Tsars ordered medicines from it. We had problems finding it, but to help others, it's on the main Town hall square, just far end right from its spire. It's an interesting combination of displayed medieval pharmaceutical items,tools and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

It is simply incredible how you step back in time when you enter the place. Beautiful old tools are exhibited, the pharmacists are working behind authentic wooden desks and they sell lovely souvenir soaps along with modern medicine. And then you go further, to the last chamber and see how it looked in the 15th century when stallion hooves, mummy... More 

Thank Ch3rryPick3r
Castronno, Italy
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

I really expected something more from the oldest pharmacy in europe (is it?). Interesting, but nothing more.

Thank Anna T
Guildford, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

Just in the corner of the main square, this authentic small museum/chemist is worth a visit. Spot the strange items in glass jars used for cures!!

Thank Da-ndy1989
Windsor, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

This attraction was called Europe's Oldest Pharmacy in our guidebook. Right at the edge of Town Hall square is this small pharmacy. Its kind of a pharmacy museum and operating modern pharmacy at the same time. It originally dates to 1420 and has a small collection of artifacts up to a couple of hundred years old. It was a nice... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

In use since 1420, the apothecary is just off the corner of Town Square and should not be missed when visiting Town Center. Fully active pharmacy, it also has some nice gift items noting its heritage

Thank TexasRaf

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