Latvian Museum of Pharmacy

Riga, Latvia

The Latvian Museum of Pharmacy is a medical museum in Riga, Latvia. It was founded in 1987 in association with the Pauls Stradins Museum for History of Medicine and is located in an18th century building which itself is an architectural monument. The museum is dedicated to understanding the development of pharmacy and pharmacies in Latvia and contains documents and books from the 17th-19th century, pharmacist tools and devices for preparing drugs, and drugs which were manufactured in Latvia in the 1920s and 1930s.

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Founded: 1987
Category: Museums in Latvia
Historical period: Soviet Era (Latvia)

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4.5/5 (based on Google user reviews)

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Alisa Mazure (9 months ago)
Great little museum with lots of history. The staff was very nice and eager to share information about the exposition.
Claire sutton (2 years ago)
Really interesting collection of Pharmacy memorabilia, I was also lucky to have a gentleman from the museum point me in the direction of interesting facts and pieces
kristine p (2 years ago)
Unexpected experience, interesting place! A lot of new information, staff are really helpful. Recommend to visit not just for kids but for everyone.
Trond Skattenborg (2 years ago)
A very large and very interesting museum displaying farmaceutical practice from the 1800s to the 1970s. Extremely niche - but thats what I love! Helpful staff explains and shows you around. The ticket is 2€, so basically you need to consider this to your visit. The museum could easily have improved and modernized their displays a tad, but it was so relaxing walking around a museum that have had no digitalization attempt! Give it a go - it costs you less than a coffee on the nearby Costas coffee ?
Jolanta Tamošaitienė (3 years ago)
Verry interesting small musiem.
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