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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  • On NW corner of town square

    Dates back to 1422 and still serving customers. Atmospheric and contains an interesting small museum (free entry) with examples of early medicinal ingredients - anyone for dried toad or bees?

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    An old-style apothecary with a small museum, walk in while roaming the city, nothing special, but a great stop for cold weather. Try to find the crocodile.

  • Interesting stuff inside.

    The only pharmacy in Europe that has been working in the same place for a long time, since 1422. Inside you can find active pharmacy and in the other room you can find pharmacy room- museum...


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