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

    This pharmacy has been operating since 1422 on the original premises and holds the distinction of being the oldest in Europe, if not the world. Although it still operates as a pharmacy the place is...

  • 10 minute stop is worthwhile

    This pharmacy is he oldest in Europe that has continually operated in the same premises -- since 1422. The back room still contains jars of remedies sold in medieval times such as snakeskin potion...

  • Off the beaten path

    The Raeapteek pharmacy has stood on Raekoja Plats since 1422. It has been serving customers for almost 600 years. Feels a bit like a mini-museum with the interesting artwork and artifacts.


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