Raeapteek, Tallinn

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  • Address: Raekoja plats 11, 10146 Tallinn, Estonia
  • Timings: 10:00 am - 06:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +372-58875701
  • Time Required: 00:20 Mins
  • Tags: Museum, Family And Kids
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About Raeapteek, Tallinn

The Town Council's Aphothecary is the oldest running pharmacy in Europe, dating back to the 15th century. The first photos of the place can be traced to the late 19th century. The place run by the Burchart (Burchard) family who took care of the pharmacy for 10 generations! Throughout its history, the apothecary was famous for selling unusual things like earthworms, burnt bees, swallow’s nests and bat powder.

Today, the building adds to the historic pulse of the city and everything from its entrance door and its sign to the small museum on the first floor, is a must-see for tourists.

Raeapteek Ticket Prices

  • Admission to the place is Free.

How To reach Raeapteek by Public Transport

  • By Bus: Viru
  • By Light Rail/ Tram: Viru
  • By Taxi
  • By renting a Car / Bike.

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Things to Know Before Visiting Raeapteek

  • 10.04% of people who visit Tallinn include Raeapteek in their plan

  • 36.47% of people plan their visit to Raeapteek between 1 PM - 2 PM

  • People usually take around 30 Minutes to see Raeapteek

Wednesday, Friday and Saturday

62.35% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Raeapteek

People normally club together Rotermann Quarter and Estonian Maritime Museum while planning their visit to Raeapteek.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

Raeapteek, Tallinn Reviews

  • I got to this pharmacy located at Old town of Tallinn because I arrived a little sick and I needed some medication and I was really surprised to see the cozy and charming museum inside and to know that this pharmacy is one of the oldest pharmacies still running in Europe. Its a really nice place to visit even though you are not sick and it's free entrance. Really cool. Grade: Eli = 5, Serge = 5 Recommend: Yes we totally recommend.

  • This place is fantastic. It is both a museum and a working pharmacy. You can pick up your modern perscrptions​ as well as seeing what passed for medicine in the past. Had been operating continuously since 1422. It is free to visit.

  • Very interesting, especially with nearly 600 years in business. Lots of bits on display from centuries past plus current day medications.

  • It's like a mini museum with an actual pharmacy in it, but also exhibition with old pharmacy equipment

  • Wonderful little gem with lot of history - free of charge to visit. Don't miss it.

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