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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  • Fascinating, still running pharmacy

    What a cool and interesting little place. Do come here with your guide, we learnt so much and it was one of our favourite places to see. The pharmacy still functions and the side room shows some of...

  • One of the oldest continuously running pharmacies in Europe!

    I got to this pharmacy located at Old town of Tallinn because I arrived a little sick and I needed some medication and I was really surprised to see the cozy and charming museum inside and to know...

  • Interesting

    Interesting to see what was used in times past as cures & concoctions for sick people. Lots of displays & of course, still an acting dispensary but definitely interesting. Lots of potions on...


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