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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. Take a look at our Lviv trip itinerary maker to schedule your visit to Pharmacy Museum and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • August 14, 2017
    Pharmacy Museum surprises not only history but also a way of its administration. You can positively surprise, especially thanks to the very nice lady oprowadzającej, for which this job is probably more:) Interesting facts, exhibits and history in a nutshell. We recommend a fully:)
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  • August 11, 2017
    An interesting excursion. You can learn not only about the pharmacy, but also about the life of the city and its inhabitants at that time.
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  • August 6, 2017
    At the time, visited pofotkalsja, and that's enough. In principle, it will be interesting to children and those who are far away from all of this, probably)
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  • April 30, 2017
    The Pharmacy Museum in Lviv was founded in 1795 and since then it has not stopped its activity, selling medicines of its own production. It is a unique historical landmark. Nowadays drugs are no longer produced here, but they are easily and easily accessible to everyone. Here you will find rooms with pharmacy utensils: originally packed with bottles, scales, laboratory tools.
  • August 12, 2017
    In my opinion the best museum in town. !
  • September 6, 2017
    Great museum, you should definitely visit!
  • April 6, 2017
    Experienced the journey to the Middle Ages. Many rooms of the pharmacy history from alchemy to herbs medicine. Must visit.
  • December 7, 2016
    A good museum of Pharmacy in Lviv, you can see old bottles of medicines of the 19th century, cream boxes, syrup bottles, cosmetic boxes, ...You can also pay for an excursion in the underground with the guide for more informations about the history of pharmacy in this town. I am a pharmacist and I liked this place, it was cool. You can also see a real pharmacy in it with actual medicines, so creative.

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