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Museum

Pharmaziemuseum der Universität 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



May Day 2021

01 May 2021: Closed

02 May 2021: 10.00 AM - 5.00 PM


Ascension Day 2021

12 May 2021: 10.00 AM - 4.00 PM

13 May 2021: Closed


Whitsun 2021

22 May 2021: 10.00 AM - 4.00 PM

23 May 2021: Closed

24 May 2021: Closed


Swiss National Holiday 2021

01 August 2021: Closed


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


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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Korallenamulett Pestkugel Salbentöpfe Totenschädel und anderes
Guided Tour

Pharmaziemuseum der Universität Basel

Pest, Syphilis und Covid-19 - Bisamapfel, Quecksilber und Hydroxychloroquin. Seuchen, Pandemien und ihre Gegenmittel

02 May 2021 | 2.00 PM - 3.00 PM

Seit langer Zeit plagen Seuchen und Pandemien die Menschheit. Sowohl ihre Ursachen wie auch ihre Bekämpfung haben sich verändert. Gegen die Sterne, bestimmte Personengruppen oder unsichtbare Erreger war offenbar jedes Mittel recht. Auch inwiefern sich Parallelen ziehen lassen ...
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