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.
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  • The non Jewish Phamacy in the Jewish ghetto helped Jews in the time of the Holocaust. The information cards and videos tell an interesting story of suffering bravery and the horror of the ghetto...  more »
  • A small museum of a pharmacy highlighting the bravery of the average Pole in the face of the Nazi regime. Some vey interesting documents that showed the lives of the oppressed. Tie it in with...  more »
  • If you are interested in the history of medicine and how they did in the past, this is amazing! You need to take your time and read on the labels to understand the unbelievable things they used for...  more »

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