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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  • Worth a visit

    One of the oldest working pharmacies in Europe, the Town hall square pharmacy is free to enter and has a small museum containing various old medicines and instruments. Definitely worth a visit.

  • Interesting Pharmacy

    This is the oldest pharmacy operated in Estonia and we decided to pay a visit. The pharmacy is located in the center of the town, but i have a hard time finding it. The entrance was a small door...

  • Old

    Called to see this pharmacy in the afternoon and was surprised to see how busy it was. First room is a working pharmacy with photos etc of olden times. Inner room was interesting,


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