Town Hall Pharmacy

Raekoja plats 11, Kesklinna linnaosa, Tallinn

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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. 

Times and prices
Open all year round

Monday–saturday: 10:00 - 18:00
Sunday closed

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Getting there
  • Signposted
  • On foot only
Stops nearby
Bus: Vabaduse väljak, Viru
Train: Tallinn (Balti jaam)
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Rude staff ruined my day

I went there with high hopes but extremely rude clerk ruined my visit. How was she so unpleasant? We were only visiting the museum and behaved just like civilized people.



The pharmacy in Tallin is one of the oldest, but not THE oldest.

You should be more specific in your statement. The pharmacy in Tallinn is ONE of the oldest pharmacies in Europe, but the oldest in Europe and around the world is in Franciscan Monastery in...



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...

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