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The Pharmacy History Collection - CLOSED

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Interesting collection

The Pharmacy History Collection is part of The National History Museum of Transylvania, an very... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Nice collection

Situated right in the centre of the city, this place is having a nice collection of objects and... read more

Reviewed 17 June 2018
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CLOSED FOR RENOVATION WORKS. ESTIMATED REOPENING: 2020 History museum focusing on the history of pharmacy in Transylvania, in the original location of the most famous pharmacy in Cluj-Napoca. The rooms preserve their original functions: the Officina...more
Suggested duration: < 1 hour
Piata Unirii 28, Cluj-Napoca 400113, Romania
+40 264 597 567
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Pharmacy History Collection is part of The National History Museum of Transylvania, an very interesting and captivating place to visit. The staff is very nice, you are guided to discover a lot of objects and pharmaceutical utensils.

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Reviewed 17 June 2018 via mobile

Situated right in the centre of the city, this place is having a nice collection of objects and pharmaceutical ustensils.

Thank ElenaP2205
Reviewed 8 June 2018 via mobile

We went here with our parents both of whom were pharmacists in India. I have grown up with afternoons spent in my mother's laboratory and a visit to this museum was like going back in time for both of us with antique equipments and jars.....More

1  Thank incredible_world
Reviewed 24 April 2018

We discovered it by accident while walking in the city center and we were delighted. The place is actually a former pharmacy - the oldest, dating back to ~1500. It keeps the actual rooms, you can find out what their ingredients and instruments were back...More

1  Thank Ada V
Reviewed 2 April 2018

This is a small , but exceedingly interesting museum in the centre of the city adjacent to the main cathedral square It has the original pharmacy furniture and equipment including the original laboratory in the cellar accessed by a beautiful stair way leading into the...More

1  Thank Rod E
Reviewed 24 March 2018

I went in on my 3rd attempt, the first two times the Museum was crowded with students. On the third visit I got in for free (seniors free on Thursdays which I hadn't previously known) and I was so delighted that I paid the rather...More

1  Thank Glen63
Reviewed 19 February 2018

This place offers a lot of interesting information regarding the history of pharmacy, from substances (like bezoars, mummy powder or snake flesh) which were used to cook the medicines back in time to the laboratory which they re-created in the basement. I really enjoyed wandering...More

Thank Simina31
Reviewed 26 January 2018

This is a nice little museum in town center, it's small so a visit shouldn't take longer than an hour, less for most which is about the perfect amount of time for a museum IMO. Really interesting stuff too. Only complaint is to be able...More

Thank Christopher B
Reviewed 9 December 2017

Museum's exposition is not that big, but very decent and interesting. Remember, that if You're about to take photos, museum's personnel is gonna charge You with an additional payment.

Thank Tanya K
Reviewed 9 November 2017

Though it's in the center of the city, it might be hard to notice. This place is full of history and information but also with mystery. It also has a shop for souvenirs and some are very cheap. The whole experience got me very excited....More

Thank Drakoqueen
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