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Pharmacy Museum and Qwensel House

Laentinen Rantakatu 13, Turku 20100, Finland
+358 22620280
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Heritage garden and a good cafeteria

We visited Qwensel house and garden to have a cup of coffee and were positively surprised. The... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Anssi P
Oulu, Finland
Surprisingly inyeresting

This place is on the north river walk, but rather hidden away. It is genuinely interesting, with... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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The Qwensel House is the oldest bourgeois housing from the autarchic times in Turku. The house was built approximately in the year 1700 to an area that was reserved for the nobility. Check for opening times online.
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  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
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“old house” (3 reviews)
“wooden house” (3 reviews)
“aura river” (4 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Laentinen Rantakatu 13, Turku 20100, Finland
+358 22620280

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited Qwensel house and garden to have a cup of coffee and were positively surprised. The atmosphere was peaceful and time seemed to have stopped there. The garden was like an oasis in the middle of the city. Cafeteria was also excellent and service...More

Thank Anssi P
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This place is on the north river walk, but rather hidden away. It is genuinely interesting, with some splendid rooms not only showing a pharmacist lived and worked in the 19th century, but also the herbs and spices employed medicinally. Reasonably cheap to go round,...More

Thank andrewjameswarren
Reviewed 12 June 2017

If you can catch this museum when it's open, it's worth a visit! This is a house + pharmacy that has been kept in good condition and preserved with its furniture, decorations, and tools. It's fun to walk through and imagine what old Turku was...More

Thank zenobianblue
Reviewed 3 June 2017 via mobile

Excellent museum, good information about the pharmacy, drugs used in the 18th & 19th centuries and about the house the apothecary lived in.

Thank Tiina H
Reviewed 30 May 2017

Even if you are not interested of herbs this is worth visiting. It is surprising how medicine is developed in just recent years and how much we still could use nature's own supplements instead of industrial chemicals. And no, I do not believe in pseudo...More

Thank Simo R
Reviewed 4 May 2017

In truth I did not visit the interior of the museum itself, on this occasion. It was May Day and I found the Museum more by accident. So what I am reviewing is the sense of comfort and peaceful tranquility in the courtyard of Qwensal...More

Thank Elyssebeth
Reviewed 6 January 2017

We visited in Jan 2017 on a very cold day. The old house is the oldest wooden house in Turku which survived the Great Fire. The exhibits of the pharmacy instruments and the family that lived in the house are very sweet and it's very...More

Thank Charlotte M
Reviewed 30 October 2016

If you are interested of history of pharmacy this is a good option, the best things are visible when you enter this museum so moving to other rooms does not give as much as the room of entrance so stepping in and having a look...More

Thank Kreivi
Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

This lovely, small historical house and pharmacy is worth the visit as you stroll down the Aura River. Interesting glimpse into pharmacy and medicine in the 19th century. There is a little cafe in the courtyard hidden from the street that we did not have...More

Thank Lumos586
Reviewed 6 March 2016 via mobile

..by the river of Aura, very close to all shopping places you can find a place where the time stops. Small rooms, in old fashion style you get served coffee from a copper pot and different kinds of cakes. Naturally you can also enjoy tea...More

Thank Marjaboa
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