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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  • Macbeth' s three witches would love this place.

    I loved his pharmacy/ aphothecary. The aphothecary still dispenses medicines amidst a fabulous museum. There is a small crocodile suspended from the ceiling and curious items in jars. Interesting...

  • Some cool things

    It's worth popping into to see some of the bizarre ingredients they use to use like deer penises but I wouldn't plan your trip around it. It's still a working pharmacy so if you need creams or...

  • Tourist trap

    The oldest working Aphothecary is nothing but a tourist trap. In and out in one minute. Busy with tourists. The curious antique shop in the same building surprised me. See for yourself.


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