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Pharmazie-Historisches Museum

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Neighbourhood: Altstadt
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Address: Totengaesslein 3, Basel 4051, Switzerland
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+41 61 264 91 11
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Tue - Fri 10:00 - 18:00
Sat 10:00 - 17:00

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Really interesting, even if you have no pharmaceutical knowledge

A journey through attempts to medicate yourself and others. As other reviewers have said, the exhibits are all labelled in German but if you don’t want to hire an audioguide... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 December 2016
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Dorchester, United Kingdom
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Dorchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

A journey through attempts to medicate yourself and others. As other reviewers have said, the exhibits are all labelled in German but if you don’t want to hire an audioguide, with what labelling there is in each room, you can understand most of the exhibits without too many problems. The room sets are good, as are the individual items on... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

Don't miss this little gem in Basel. Beautiful collection, very authentic. A must see for homeopathic doctors, fytotherapist etc.

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Thank Margriet T
Memphis
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

The small museum covers pharmaceuticals and medicine in general. Exhibits are labeled in German, but you can rent an audio tour in other languages. Only downside is lack of air conditioning in 93 degree weather.

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Thank ElvisMem
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

Holy $$&;@; quite the exhibits. From the animals used for medicine to the natural powders to the equipment. Fascinating items and audio guide. Could spend hours more.

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Thank Cyril L
chester
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016

Well worth a visit, great exhibits and would recommend the audio tour due too all items with labels not in english, it's ok if you swiss or german. It looks at what would have been your local pharmacy back in the day to how medicine was made and a great exhibit of old pharma jars etc

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2016

As a pharmacy student I was so excited to visit this place Upon arrival it was about 21 francs for myself my mum and dad and you had to pay extra for an audio guide When we went in everything was labelled and explained in German so unless we paid extra for the English audio guide we had no idea... More 

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pharmamuseum, Geschäftsführer at Pharmazie-Historisches Museum, responded to this review

We are very sorry, that you have been disappointed by your visit. We are aware of the lack of information in other languages. There are however short texts in every room in three languages, that should sum up it's content. As we have thousands of objects on display in a historical display structure, the labelling of all objects in two... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2016

I just happened to find this place as I walked through Old Town Basel and saw a plaque stating the Paracelsus lived here as a guest. As a toxicologist, this was a fun find (Paracelsus is considered the "father of toxicology").

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Thank Russell E
Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2016

This is a great museum, if you want to see something very unusual and fascinating check this out!! Translating devices available.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2016 via mobile

Small and quaint museum but very interesting. Want to know what treated scabies back in the day visit this museum. Hint: "It's Alive..animal." Check it out.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 2016

What a little gem of a museum. Basel is a leader in pharmaceuticals and this place traces the history of pharmacy practice in general. Lots of interesting things for the science minded person

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