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.

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 sessi

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  • Interesting Attraction

    This is one of the oldest aphothecaries in Europe. The history is fascinating provided by pictures, actual artifacts and descriptions.

  • Old fashioned Aphothecary

    This is an antique apothecary, in a lovely old building. I believe this is one of the oldest drug stores in Helsinki. It is a museum of old medicines and interesting information.

  • Free, so stop in!

    The apothecary is easy to find since it is off the main square, opposite the town hall. It is worth a quick peek (and interesting especially to kids) if you walk by. However, no big miss if you do...


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