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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  • Da-ndy1989 Da-ndy1989
    Worth a look

    Just in the corner of the main square, this authentic small museum/chemist is worth a visit. Spot the strange items in glass jars used for cures!!

  • jfarlam jfarlam
    Europe's Oldest Pharmacy

    This attraction was called Europe's Oldest Pharmacy in our guidebook. Right at the edge of Town Hall square is this small pharmacy. Its kind of a pharmacy museum and operating modern pharmacy at...

  • TexasRaf TexasRaf
    Oldest Pharmacy in Europe

    In use since 1420, the apothecary is just off the corner of Town Square and should not be missed when visiting Town Center. Fully active pharmacy, it also has some nice gift items noting its heritage

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