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Pharmacy Museum, Krakow
(3.8/5 based on 120+ reviews on the web)
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. Work out when and for how long to visit Pharmacy Museum and other Krakow attractions using our handy Krakow itinerary planner.
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  • I think many of these reviews are reviewing the Ghetto pharmacy, not this museum in Florianska St, which is part of the University. It covers 5 floors with complete pharmacies from many eras, as well ...  more »
  • This is a hands on museum offering so much more than you expect. Incredibly worth the £2 GBP to get in and we spent about 1 hours or so inside. You learn so much you didn't know about the awful things...  more »
  • The pharmacy and it's history are very interesting but the best part of the visit was the guide, "Killar" (sorry, probably misspelled!). His enthusiasm and passion about the place are contagious. I'd ...  more »