Pharmacy Museum and Qwensel House, Turku

Pharmacy Museum and Qwensel House, Turku

The Pharmacy Museum is a museum that honors the history of pharmacology. The exhibition includes items like pharmacy materials, pharmaceutical research, and the historic strides in pharmacy. Temporary exhibits are also offered on a rotating basis.

The Pharmacy Museum once functioned as a regular pharmacy. Along with the shop, the pharmacy had a material room, an herb room, labs, and an office. Visitors may view the offices when they visit the museum. It is the oldest pharmacy in Finland.

The museum is located inside the Qwensel House. This house is the oldest wooden house in Turku. It was built in 1700 following the city plan made up by Count Peter Brahe, a Swedish statesman and author, who was a Governor-General of Finland in 1637–1640 and 1648–1654.

Near the house are the stable, toilet, and barn. There is also a children's pharmacy, a courtyard, and an authentic pharmacy cabinet. The museum has a cafe that serves pastries using 18th-century recipes and methods.

The museum and house are open from 10 AM to 6 PM, Tuesday through Sunday.

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Sight Name: Pharmacy Museum and Qwensel House
Sight Location: Turku, Finland (See walking tours in Turku)
Sight Type: Museum/Gallery
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