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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Jolanta Tamošaitienė (16 months ago)
Verry interesting small musiem.
Annika Montgomery (2 years ago)
A wonderful museum, employees who are loving, what they are doing. I really really like it a lot!
עמנואל זיטנר (2 years ago)
Small place to spend 20-30 minutes and drink a few medicinal shots.
Manar Loay (3 years ago)
Small yet quite interesting museum of old pharmacological instruments, books ,plants, etc The staff are helpful and explain everything in a simple and funny way that gets everyone engaged. There’re many rooms you can’t enter and things you can’t touch ,but it’s understandable because they’re valuable, old and fragile. You can find English translation almost on everything. English, Russian and Latvian brochures are available.
Roberta Vaikutytė (3 years ago)
This place is kinda cool because it has interesting material. For us it felt like it has more potential than what you can actually see. The museum also lacks more information in English, the possibility to touch some of the the stuff.
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