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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  • On the tourist trail but worth a visit

    Interesting old building with a good set of exhibits explaining the history of the shop. It is busy as it is on all the tourist trails but worth visiting.

  • Interesting

    Loved entering it and seeing first the interior of a historic building from the age, and then there is a nice exhibition room to which entrance is free of charge, with some apothecary equipment and...

  • What a crazy place

    Read all the descriptions! Entrance is free of course, and you can read and listen/watch about the history of the building. It still works as a pharmacy, so you can buy medicines there. It is in the...


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