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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  • The World's Oldest Continuously Operating Pharmacy

    Climb a set of stairs and turn left (its an antique store to the right. Go there if you want to buy a Russian fur cap). There's a museum in the pharmacy with minimal displays. The best thing is they...

  • Nothing special

    We heard of this "secret" pharmacy museum in the Town Hall pharmacy. Firstly, it doesn't seem very secret as it was rather crowded with tourists (it's rather small so quickly crowded) and while it...

  • Interesting but not much to it

    Interesting old environment, with a small museum, but you don't need to allow too much time to see everything unless you're a pharmaceutical historian...


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