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Pharmacy Museum, Lviv

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Take a tour of Pharmacy Museum, the oldest pharmacy in town, with a collection of 2,000 medical items dating as far back as 4,000 years. Opened in 1966, this 16-room exposition takes up residence in a building that was a drugstore in 1735. Observe the facade featuring bas-reliefs of the Greek god of medicine and his daughter, the goddess of health. View a ceiling painted by Viennese masters in the 19th century. The rich collection inside features antique pharmaceutical appliances, manuscripts, and dishes. You'll also see one-of-a-kind scales from the 18th century, as well as an ancient symbol of medicine--a bowl with a snake. Visit the site's alchemy workshop in a mysterious underground chamber. With our international travel planner, Lviv attractions like Pharmacy Museum can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • The Pharmacy on the Market Square appeared back in 1735 and was called 'Under the Black Eagle'. Today part of it is still an operating chemist's shop, when the biggest part is a museum. 16 exhibit roo...  more »
  • Decided to go look at the old pharmacy, took a tour and have not regretted! Very interesting story, I advise)
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  • Interesting thematic Museum. Many old exhibits. It is better to visit with a guide. The Museum is quite large. Admission is 20 UAH per adult, 10-per child.
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  • Very attractive place must visit but should always have a guid otherwise won’t be able to understand any thing. Must visit and explore the historic pharmacy museum know an important & interesting history of medicine which we use to take nowadays. For me it is very interesting to know all about those and I hope you will be too. They have all those antique items which were use in past.
  • Really nice place, you can really feel the atmosphere. :) We had a guide which was very helpful and told us some nice stories about this place. :)
  • Amazing collection and a very nice building. Details the long history of pharmacology in Lviv and in the region throughout almost the entire last millennia. The exhibition is authentic and even dabs into the practice of alchemy.
  • Nice inside decoratednwithbancient Greek themes.. Interesting and small...
  • I personallt found it interesting to learn about the history of pharmacy in Lviv. Also the exhibition is quite intriguing as well. The place also actively serves as a pharmacy which makes it cooler :) Entrance is 20 Grivnas which is less than a dollar.
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