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Exhibition

Pharmaziemuseum der Universität Basel

History of Pharmacy

Today: 10.00 AM - 5.00 PM

Permanent exhibition

The Museum of Pharmacy 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.


Pharmaziemuseum Basel, Daniel Spehr
Museum

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

Re-Opening: We look forward to welcoming you back to from Tuesday, 12 May.


Christmas/New Year 2020/2021

23 December 2020: 10.00 AM - 5.00 PM

24 December 2020: 10.00 AM - 4.00 PM

25 December 2020: Closed

26 December 2020: Closed

27 December 2020: Closed

28 December 2020: Closed

29 December 2020: 10.00 AM - 5.00 PM

30 December 2020: 10.00 AM - 5.00 PM

31 December 2020: 10.00 AM - 4.00 PM

01 January 2021: Closed

02 January 2021: 10.00 AM - 5.00 PM

03 January 2021: 10.00 AM - 5.00 PM


Institution

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.

Admission

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

Access

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

Pharmaziemuseum der Universität Basel

History of Pharmacy

Permanent exhibition

The Museum of Pharmacy 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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01 November 2020 | 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 her kommende exotische Substanz kaufen konnte.
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