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Town Council's Aphothecary

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Address: Raekoja plats 11, Tallinn 10146, Estonia
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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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Moscow, Russia
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Moscow, Russia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 662 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
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 6 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 414 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
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
Boliden, Sweden
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

Discovered it by accident. Close to the main square in the old town. Ask at the tourist information, if you cannot find it.

Thank Ana L
The Hague, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

Although really busy, it is fun to see all the old apothecary stuff they used in the old days. It's actually a really small museum.

Thank Priscilstar

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