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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  • Very interesting

    Very interesting place combining working pharmacy and museum with many historic items, showing how the pharmacy and medication evolved over the centuries.

  • One of the older still-operating pharmacies, oldest in Tallin...

    That honor of the oldest still-operating goes to Santa Maria Novella Pharmacy (since 1221) in Florence, Italy. Anyway this old Pharmacy (Raeapteek, since early 15th century) is one of the main...

  • Nothing spectacular, but simply amazing!

    Tucked into one corner of Old Town Tallinn’s lovely and atmospheric main square you will find an old building like many of the others, but with an entrance plaque that for me makes all the difference...


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