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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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  • Were with the children. Interesting to see how pharmacists worked several centuries ago, which they had tools, cabinets for storing herbs, drugs, any powders. In the basement, too. Worth a look. Interesting! Students are cheaper.
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  • Interesting museum in the heart of Lviv. Close to the center. Lots to see. Being the son of a chemist, it brought back lots of memories.  more »
  • If you are planning a trip to Lviv, then be sure to visit the Pharmacy Museum. Very interesting, unusual and mysterious place. Be sure to go down and into the Dungeon. At the drugstore, there are many interesting things you can see. Walked to the pharmacy for a long time and still it seemed that there was not enough time. Like to consider every detail.
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  • Experienced the journey to the Middle Ages. Many rooms of the pharmacy history from alchemy to herbs medicine. Must visit.
  • 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.
  • Check out the atmosphere of medieval pharmacy :) take an underground tour.
  • You need to bring a guide on your own if you want to understand anything. Not tourist friendly. But for the price (15 rph) it worth it, you see an old pharmacy, as they really used to be
  • It's a drug store with some old pharmacy jars in exposition. Really nothing special