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Museum of Pharmacy Jagiellonian University Collegium Medicum

Museum of Pharmacy Jagiellonian University Collegium Medicum

ul. Floriańska 25

Public visiting hours:
Tuesday 12:00 – 18:30
Wednesday – Sunday 10:00 – 14:30

 

www.muzeumfarmacji.pl
mf@mp.pl

The Museum of Pharmacy of the Jagiellonian University, established in 1946, is located in a historic townhouse at ul. Floriańska 25 in Krakow, in the city’s best-loved tourist area, along the “Royal Route”. It is one of the largest exhibitions of its type in the world.

The permanent exhibition occupies five storeys of the building, from the fifteenth-century cellars to the attic. The collection includes objects related to pharmacy from the Middle Ages to today. Among the exhibits are chemists' dishes, such as a collection of Majolica from many renowned European workshops, mortars, laboratory equipment, chemists' utensils, medicine ingredients and memorabilia of famed pharmacists. The interior of an eighteenth century chemist's shop has been opened inside the museum, along with other spaces such as a pharmaceutical laboratory, cellars with casks and bottles for medicinal wines and an attic used to dry and store medicinal herbs. There are also furnishings from historic monastic pharmacies and later ones, including some from the Empire, Biedermeier, and Neobaroque periods. One room is dedicated to Ignacy Łukasiewicz, pharmacist and founder of the Polish oil industry. Another popular attraction is the collection of historic remedies of plant, animal, and mineral origins (the curiosa), which is housed on the second storey in the pharmacy's "drying room", on the top floor of the museum.  The museum library contains herbaria, pharmacopoeia, antidotaria, and other prints associated with the history of pharmacology.
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