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Pharmaziemuseum der Universität Basel

Badewoche: SereBade

06 July 2021 - 08 July 2021 | 6.00 PM - 9.00 PM

Abendliches Baden im Holzzuber und Badebeizli
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Pharmaziemuseum Basel

Pharmaziemuseum der Universität Basel

OpenClosed | 10.00 AM - 5.00 PM

Totengässlein 3,  4051  Basel

Opening Hours

Mo Closed  |  Tu 10.00 AM - 5.00 PM  |  We 10.00 AM - 5.00 PM  |  Th 10.00 AM - 5.00 PM  |  Fr 10.00 AM - 5.00 PM  |  Sa 10.00 AM - 5.00 PM  |  Su 10.00 AM - 5.00 PM

Christmas/New Year 2021/2022

24 December 2021: 10.00 AM - 4.00 PM

25 December 2021: Closed

26 December 2021: Closed

27 December 2021: Closed

28 December 2021: 10.00 AM - 5.00 PM

29 December 2021: 10.00 AM - 5.00 PM

30 December 2021: 10.00 AM - 5.00 PM

31 December 2021: 10.00 AM - 4.00 PM

01 January 2022: Closed

02 January 2022: 10.00 AM - 5.00 PM


The Pharmacy Museum of the University of Basel currently contains one of the largest and most significant collections relating to the history of pharmacy. The museum holds a scientific collection from the 1920s, which has been conserved until today. Highlights include apothecaries’ shops, historic medicaments, laboratory equipment, a complete alchemist’s laboratory, microscopes and a famous collection of pharmacy ceramics (15th to 19th centuries). The house «Zum vorderen Sessel» is a historic location where famous men such as Erasmus of Rotterdam and Paracelsus were frequent visitors. Historic drugstore «Herbarium» in a Pharmacy of of the old city of Basel.


CHF 8.–/5.–

Happy Day: Admission to the museum will be free of charge on the first Saturday of each month.

colourkey Free admission

Museums-PASS-Musées Free admission

Swiss Museum Pass Free admission


tram 6/8/11/14/15/16/17 > Marktplatz

Pharmaziemuseum der Universität Basel

History of Pharmacy

Permanent exhibition

The Pharmacy Museum of the University of Basel exhibits one of the world's largest collections dedicated to the history of pharmacy. Alchemistic laboratories, pharmacies, scientific instruments, ceramics, and many other highlights are shown in a medieval house.
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Guided Tour

Pharmaziemuseum der Universität Basel

Magenbrot und Zuckerwerk – ein Vorgeschmack auf 550 Jahren Basler Herbstmesse

03 October 2021 | 2.00 PM - 3.00 PM

Es gab eine Zeit, da machte sich noch keiner wegen Zuckerkonsum Sorgen um die Gesundheit seiner Zähne. Da war Zucker ganz im Gegenteil ein kostbares Heilmittel. Märkte und Messen waren die Orte, wo man die von weit herkommende exotische Substanz kaufen konnte.
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Pharmaziemuseum der Universität Basel

The Cost of Life. A perspective on health by Patrick Hartley.

12 October 2021 - 30 January 2022

Special exhibition in cooperation with the Museum Tinguely and Roche Basel

The English expression «cost of life» is strongly connotated with risk, a focal aspect of medicine and research. Both themes are central in the œuvre of artist Patrick Hartley, prompting Roche ...
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