Pharmacy Museum, Krakow

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Set in a historic 15th-century townhouse, Pharmacy Museum, one of the largest museums of its kind in Europe, features a collection of old laboratory equipment, rare pharmaceutical instruments, medical books, and documents. The building is worth visiting for its architectural features alone, including Gothic vaulted cellars, a Baroque ceiling covered with ornamental wallpaper, and Renaissance portals. See the full-scale reproductions of antique apothecary shops and an excellent display of traditional herbal medicines on the top floor. Audio and visual information provides testimonials about people's suffering during World War II. Learn about the Pharmacy Under the Eagle, which was kept by the “righteous gentile” Tadeusz Pankiewicz in the Jewish ghetto during the German occupation. To visit Pharmacy Museum on your holiday in Krakow, and find out what else Krakow has to offer, use our Krakow trip planning website .
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  • August 19, 2017
    Nice little, well-maintained, full of objects, Judas in Italian simple and well made. This museum is well worth a visit, interesting even for those unfamiliar with the subject matter!
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  • August 12, 2017
    Only a few rooms no upstairs, but interesting to see and read the displays. I was interested in one "phone conversation" display, but the phone wasn't working.  more »
  • August 8, 2017
    It is probably my favourite museum in the city. The atmosphere is amazing - the cellar reminds me of a potion classes at Hogwarts, while the attic has that herbology vibe to it. In between you can fin...  more »

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