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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  • This museum, I had read about on tripadvisor before we went to Krakow, but was completely random that we visited there when suddenly we were in the vicinity. The Museum is located in a large building in the middle of a busy commercial Street, and have all 4 floor with history. A little minus for when we came in as set it just a lady at the counter, but she was not informative or did that we felt especially welcome. But we pay input (9 sloti) and started and go. A bit tedious to must read up on everything, when there was no guide. But tags one could read on for each floor. But the content was nothing on, so interesting was there absolutely.
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  • Traveller tip: if you want to visit Schindler's factory, get a double ticket here - there are no queues and your ticket will allow you to skip the Schindler queues. This museum is in Plac Zgody where ...  more »
  • Visited with my partner (who is a pharmacist) and we found this museum full of interesting items and exhibits. One of the staff who didn’t speak much English was excellent and tried to show us extra t...  more »

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