Town Hall Pharmacy

Tallinn Town Hall Pharmacy is the oldest pharmacy in Europe that has continually operated on the same premises. It was first mentioned in town records in 1422. During the long history of the town hall pharmacy, many dignified men have been pharmacists here. A special honour belongs to the Burchart family, who worked in the pharmacy for as many as ten generations.
Today, there is a museum next to the pharmacy, where you can learn about the history and medieval healing methods. Guided tours are offered and workshops are held in the basement. 

Tallinn Town Hall Pharmacy is the oldest pharmacy in Europe that has continually operated on the same premises. It was first mentioned in town records in 1422. During the long history of the town hall pharmacy, many dignified men

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  • Really interesting

    The world's oldest continually working pharmacy - 600 years and counting. The counter area with the wooden cabinets and drawers reminded me of old British pharmacies I had experienced 50 years...

  • Quick Visit for Bragging Rights

    I stepped in for a few minutes just because of the history, but the part with Pharmacy displays was closed. However, besides real modern medicines, there were a lot of touristy items, including old...

  • Very interesting

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


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