Museum of Pharmacy at the Jagiellonian University

ul. Floriańska 25, 31-019 Krakó


The Pharmacy Museum of the Jagiellonian University, established in 1946, is one of very few museums of this type in the world.

The gathered showpieces represent the history of pharmacy from the Middle Ages to modern times. They are pharmaceutical vessels, including an impressive collection of maiolicas from different European manufactures, mortar and pestles of different sizes and shapes, laboratory equipment and pharmaceutical utensils, memorabilia left behind by outstanding pharmacists, stamp collections concerning the history of pharmacy and the people associated with medicine in the past.

Moreover, the museum also recreates the interior of an 18th-century pharmacy, containing a laboratory, a cellar with barrels and bottles of medicinal wine, and an attic for drying and storing medicinal herbs. The museum also features furniture from old monastic pharmacies and newer, Empire, Biedermeier and neo-Baroque pharmacies. One of the halls is devoted to Ignacy Łukasiewicz, a pharmacist and initiator of the oil industry. The museum library stores old herbals, pharmacopoeias, antidotaria and other prints associated with the history of pharmacy.

Translation: Summa Linguae

Date: 2013-07-15 Show ticket
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