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Pharmaziemuseum Universitat Basel

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Very interesting museum

As a chemist, I have a certain interest in pharmaceuticals, and my wife suggested I visit this... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
San Jose, California
Old pharmacies

There are a rich collection from ceramic pharmaceutical potteries, laboratories, instruments... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Totengaesslein 3, Basel 4051, Switzerland
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 14 August 2014

This gem of a museum is tucked away behind a locked door which was opened just as we passed, or we might have missed it. Two floors of displays have been prepared meticulously, with labels in German. Fortunately, for four Swiss francs, we had hired...More

4  Thank RJB72
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 14 December 2014

This is a nicely curated self-guided museum in central Basel that will be popular with anyone who is interested in pharmacy or medicine. The exhibits are nicely laid our but as others have said, the written information is almost entirely in German. The audioguide is...More

2  Thank YEGYEG
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Reviewed 1 week ago

As a chemist, I have a certain interest in pharmaceuticals, and my wife suggested I visit this museum. Finding it is a bit of a puzzle as it is on one of the alleyways in the old city, but there are signs, so persevere. I...More

Thank MikeT19278
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There are a rich collection from ceramic pharmaceutical potteries, laboratories, instruments, books, medicines from the past,and interior sites of the old pharmacies.

Thank Antonis K
Reviewed 12 September 2018 via mobile

Really interesting museum. See old school, or beginning, of Pharmacy. Learnt a lot! It has the whole chemistry elements. Many tools and historic objects. Also, in this place, lived Erasmus de Rotterdam.

Thank Aurora_150800
Reviewed 21 June 2018

From a pharmacological point of view, this is a must-see. They have an amazing museum full of information, and displays. Not all displays are translated in other languages, but still interesting. The museum is in a medieval building and lacks central air; it can get...More

1  Thank Kelley W
Reviewed 13 June 2018

This is an amazing apothecary museum situated in the center of the city. Any hotel will suggest this adorable attraction. I found a cure to my "MIGRAINE" Please take the audio guide, its for free and do go over a few collections. This is a...More

1  Thank guptaratika
Reviewed 5 May 2018

This comprehensive museum covers the history of pharmeceuticals from amulets to herbs to alchemy up to about the 19th century. It has collections from all over the world. It is part of the University of Basel. If you have an interest in any of these...More

1  Thank Tom_and_Luann
Reviewed 5 October 2017

Spent several hours here just having wander around and looking at the selection of colourful medicine jars and various contraptions

1  Thank MDJ1968
Reviewed 28 July 2017 via mobile

AS a family with alot of pharmacists we had to go to this one.Crocodile teeth may not seem much of a cure ,but these people sure did try hard.

2  Thank pat46455
Reviewed 26 April 2017

One of the nice things about this museum is that you can see it in several ways. There is a device available in several languages that let's you take a full narrated tour or you can just click on numbers that interest you as you...More

2  Thank Candy O
Reviewed 4 April 2017

we just loved our visit to this small but ever so interesting museum, it's a real travel in time and in beliefs , full of little treasures.

Thank 850nancy
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