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Pharmazie-Historisches Museum

Totengaesslein 3, Basel 4051, Switzerland
+41 61 264 91 11
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Best Pharmacy Museum We've Ever Been To

This comprehensive museum covers the history of pharmeceuticals from amulets to herbs to alchemy up... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Tom_and_Luann
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Denver, Colorado
Great for people who have interest in medicine

Spent several hours here just having wander around and looking at the selection of colourful... read more

Reviewed 5 October 2017
MDJ1968
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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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Totengaesslein 3, Basel 4051, Switzerland
Altstadt
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+41 61 264 91 11
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

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Reviewed October 5, 2017

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

1  Thank MDJ1968
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Reviewed July 28, 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.

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Reviewed April 26, 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

1  Thank Candy O
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Reviewed April 4, 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.

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Reviewed February 17, 2017

The setting alone is worth the visit. Just getting there is fun: you walk up a lane with stairs from the Market Square to the entrance, a medieval experience in itself. Once through the tunnel-like entrance, you are in an airy courtyard with a fountain...More

1  Thank jarchcun
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Reviewed February 14, 2017 via mobile

My sister had an interest due to her work with pharmaceutical companies, but even I found it an interesting museum. Tip: bring your own headset and pay 2,- instead of 4,- for the audio guide.

3  Thank DutchLassie70
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Reviewed December 6, 2016

A journey through attempts to medicate yourself and others. As other reviewers have said, the exhibits are all labelled in German but if you don’t want to hire an audioguide, with what labelling there is in each room, you can understand most of the exhibits...More

Thank Bon444
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Reviewed October 29, 2016 via mobile

Don't miss this little gem in Basel. Beautiful collection, very authentic. A must see for homeopathic doctors, fytotherapist etc.

Thank Margriet T
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Reviewed September 20, 2016

The small museum covers pharmaceuticals and medicine in general. Exhibits are labeled in German, but you can rent an audio tour in other languages. Only downside is lack of air conditioning in 93 degree weather.

Thank ElvisMem
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