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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  • genibre69 genibre69
    Closed despite operating hours posted on door

    Pharmacy was inexplicably closed despite it being well within the visiting hours. A few other tourists were also milling around unsure of what was going on. Disappointed to miss this as a healthcare...

  • Leo M Leo M
    Worth a visit...but not a journey

    Continuously operated as an aphothecary since 1422 it is Europe's oldest pharmacy. Inside is a small selection of (modern) pharmaceutical products as well as a 'museum' dedicated to the building's...

  • Michelle C Michelle C
    Fascinating collection on display

    Nice collection in this apothecary museum. Interestingly enough, it is still a pharmacy today and still dispenses medication for customers. We were also fascinated by the jars of preserved...


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