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Exhibition
Exhibition

Pharmaziemuseum der Universität Basel

History of Pharmacy

Today: 10.00 AM - 5.00 PM

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.


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



Carnival 2022

07 March 2022: Closed

08 March 2022: 10.00 AM - 4.00 PM

09 March 2022: Closed


Easter 2022

14 April 2022: 10.00 AM - 4.00 PM

15 April 2022: Closed

16 April 2022: 10.00 AM - 4.00 PM

17 April 2022: Closed

18 April 2022: Closed


May Day 2022

01 May 2022: Closed


Ascension Day 2022

25 May 2022: 10.00 AM - 4.00 PM

26 May 2022: Closed


Whitsun 2022

04 June 2022: 10.00 AM - 4.00 PM

05 June 2022: Closed

06 June 2022: Closed


Art Basel 2022

13 June 2022: Closed

14 June 2022: 10.00 AM - 5.00 PM

15 June 2022: 10.00 AM - 5.00 PM

16 June 2022: 10.00 AM - 5.00 PM

17 June 2022: 10.00 AM - 5.00 PM

18 June 2022: 10.00 AM - 5.00 PM

19 June 2022: 10.00 AM - 5.00 PM


Swiss National Holiday 2022

01 August 2022: Closed


Christmas/New Year 2022/2023

24 December 2022: 10.00 AM - 4.00 PM

25 December 2022: Closed

26 December 2022: Closed

27 December 2022: 10.00 AM - 5.00 PM

28 December 2022: 10.00 AM - 5.00 PM

29 December 2022: 10.00 AM - 5.00 PM

30 December 2022: 10.00 AM - 5.00 PM

31 December 2022: 10.00 AM - 4.00 PM

01 January 2023: Closed


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 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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11 February 2022 | 12.00 PM - 10.00 PM

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