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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  • Oldest pharmacy in Europe

    Good service and advice. Nice building in Tallin old city, close to town hall. I reccomend to pay them a visit.

  • Shop and gaze

    Business is as usual in the ancient pharmacy which has been open continuously from the 15th century in the same place by the Raekoja square. Besides remedies for everyday ailments you can buy...

  • Kevin & Jane pharmacy visit

    Very impressive given that the pharmacy has been in the same place since 1442! It still operates to this day and along side the shop are a number of historical exhibits and records which we found...


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