Town Hall Pharmacy

Town Hall Pharmacy (Raeapteek) is the oldest in Europe that has continually operated in the same premises. It was first mentioned in town records in 1422, when an apothecary by the name of Nyclawes was summoned to a session of the town's rulers; however, he was at least the third apothecary to have served Tallinn...

In addition to selling modern pharmaceuticals, the pharmacy also sells mementos of times past.

Perhaps you'd like a bottle of claret...?

Make sure you explore the back room, where you will find an exhibition on medicines and the pharmacy's stocks from the 17th to the 20th centuries.
The most famous of herbs and their history are displayed in the museum.
In the basement, you can test various herbal tea blends, picked from local fields.
Younger apothecaries can try being apprentices and fulfil the same tasks as in the olden days.

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  • Ikoroleva888 Ikoroleva888

    Very old house.

    Very old house. A nice place. Pharmacy is still working, there is a mini museum inside. Nearby be an antique shop.

  • Herman D Herman D

    Nice museum, even though...

    It was a bit awkward to go in to this fully functional pharmacy just to see all the old equipment used by the pharmacists. The first room you enter is a pharmacy with all the medicine you could ever...

  • Datchet Datchet

    Facinating

    A curious shop on the corner of Town Hall square, the oldest continuously running pharmacy in Europe. Well worth a quick look inside, the ornate sign makes a nice picture if photographed with the sky...


Features and amenities

Location

Raekoja plats, Kesklinna linnaosa, Tallinn

Getting there

Access

  • Signposted
  • On foot only

Coordinates

59°26'16''N 24°44'45''E | Download GPX file