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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  • Interesting

    Interesting place. Still works as a pharmacy. It has display cases with all sorts of folk remedies used in the past.

  • Good to visit when in Tallinn's Town Hall square

    This is considered to be the oldest pharmacy still in operation in Europe. It is located in Tallin's town hall square and it good to visit if you go there. It has a small museum in there and tis free.

  • Town hall Pharmacy Tallinn

    It’s believed that this is the old town pharmacy in the Europe. Not easy to locate as it’s in the old town with lots of other shops and restaurants. Some of the old equipment are still kept in the...


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