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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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Time travel

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

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Castronno, Italy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

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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!!

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Windsor, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 400 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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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

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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.

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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.

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London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

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 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

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 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

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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