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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  • Drjaba Drjaba

    Very interesting. It deserves a short visit

    This very old pharmacy (Raeapteek) claims to be the oldest in Europe. It is in the NE corner of the Town Hall Square. It was founded in 1422. It is a very interesting visit to know about old...

  • Olle W Olle W

    The oldest pharamacy and ???

    This place is only for fans of old pharmacies. I think I spent three minutes here. Some people just Went in and out. But they acually sell some 21st century pharmacy stuff here.

  • Jovita P Jovita P

    Interesting, old school, loved it

    Interesting, educating experience when exploring the city and its attractions, can be a little crowded, but it is worth being seen, there is no charge for entering.


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