Lviv Pharmacy Museum "Under the Black Eagle"
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Lviv Pharmacy Museum "Under the Black Eagle"

18 Feb 2012 1:48 PM
79008 Lviv, 2 Drukars’ka Str. (on the corner of Market Square)
Tel.: (032) 235-70-41

Adult - 3 UAH
Student - 2 UAH
Children - 1 UAH

Working time: 10 AM – 5 PM daily

Among stone buildings in the old quarters of the Lviv city, around Market Square, stands the house, where already the third century, has been the oldest existing pharmacies in Lviv. It was opened back in 1732 by a military pharmacist Notorpom. The museum of history of pharmacy was established in 1966 at the old pharmacy, in 1972 it awarded the title People’s museum.

Ancient interior of pharmacies sales area was preserved. There are polychrome painted ceilings that are made in the early nineteenth century by Viennese masters and symbolize the four elements of the universe: fire, water, land and air.

Three prescription pharmaceutical weights are mounted in the trading floor at a table, their struts are used as electric lights. You may see there old cash registers. You can also see in the pharmacy a unique collection of pharmaceutical glassware for storage of medicines - a ceramic amphoraes XV-XVI centurie.; porcelain, earthenwareand glass and wooden equipment. Various pharmaceutical mortars - stone, iron, porcelain, copper, marble, agate.

The material room  contains the pharmacy vessels, its exhibition contains the first samples of hand machines for the manufacture of tablets, various presses for juice with medicinal herbs, drying cabinets, percolators, a rare collection of instrumentation.

The museum also exhibits valuable documentary items: recipe journals, materials on the activities of pharmacists Galician company, which was established in 1868, photos of its founders, original certificates of doctors and pharmacists of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.

The museum contains a large library of more than a thousand ancient medical books, and more than two thousand copies of the periodic pharmaceutical literature. For example, it is V'yurtemberg Pharmacopoeia (1778), Galena Tutorial (1788), the German pharmaceutical dictionary (1778).

In Lviv pharmacy museum you can visit the alchemical laboratory, cellar and courtyard - the only facility in Lviv, where they managed to restore house of a wealthy tradesman of XVI-XVII centuries.

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