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Pharmaziemuseum Universitat Basel

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Fun Little Museum

The museum winds through a 17th or 18th Century house, with lots of interesting exhibits depicting... read more

Reviewed 14 January 2019
Denver, Colorado
Very interesting museum

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

Reviewed 9 November 2018
San Jose, California
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Reviewed 14 January 2019

The museum winds through a 17th or 18th Century house, with lots of interesting exhibits depicting the history of pharmaceuticals. Gives you an idea how much medicine has changed, and, in some ways, how much it stays the same. Take the audio tour.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 9 November 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank MikeT19278
Reviewed 28 October 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2018
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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.

Date of experience: September 2018
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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

Date of experience: June 2018
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

Date of experience: June 2018
2  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

Date of experience: April 2018
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

Date of experience: February 2017
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.

Date of experience: July 2017
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

Date of experience: April 2017
3  Thank Candy O
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