Pharmacy museum Basel

The museum (Pharmaziemuseum) shows collections of old pharmaceuticals, pharmacy furniture, laboratory utensils, ceramics, instruments, books, art- and craftwork. It is one of the largest collections worldwide.

The collection of obsolete remedies gives an overview of the changes and errors made in the field of medicine during the past.

The collection encompasses medicaments of mineral, herbal and animal origin as well as amulets, instruments for measuring and comparing and many other objects.

The practical application of plants as a resource for medical science dates back to the great scholars of classical antiquity and arabic influences during the Middle Ages. his history is shown as well.

The development of  pharmacy and the use of ceramics (Arab origin) since the sixteenth century are closely linked. The museum presents a magnificient collection.

The gothic private chapel, built in the 15th century, was converted into an alchemist’s and pharmaceutical laboratory and is open to the public.

Museum: Pharmacy museum Basel
City: Basel
Country: Switzerland
Address: Totengässlein 3