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Neat history museum that's heavy on pharmacy

This museum goes way beyond pharmacy, although that is its focus. As to pharmacy, it has what you... read more

Reviewed 20 August 2017
NY_realist
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New York City, New York
Nice visit

A nice collection, and great potential but it needs some work for the tourists. A simple leaflet in... read more

Reviewed 30 June 2017
David T
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Rua Marechal Saldanha 1, Lisbon 1200-259, Portugal
Bairro Alto, Bica & Cais do Sodré
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Reviewed 9 April 2018

Loved this little museum! We came across it by accident, and had about 1 hour to quickly look around. Fascinating to anyone interested in medicine and medical history. Pretty hidden!

Thank Tarin M
Reviewed 30 March 2018 via mobile

This is a wonderful museum full of surprises and excellent value for money. Intriguing and inspiring as well as informative. A credit to Lisbon and a ‘must’ visit.

Thank Gianr15
Reviewed 16 February 2018 via mobile

The cafe is serving outside and you have a fantastic view of the sea. The interior is held in cosy atmosphere and the food and wine was great

Thank Sabine S
Reviewed 20 August 2017

This museum goes way beyond pharmacy, although that is its focus. As to pharmacy, it has what you expect: collections of historical pharmaceutical manufacturing and compounding equipment, displays of old time pharmacy jars, re-creations of old time retail pharmacies, historical information about the development of...More

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Reviewed 30 June 2017 via mobile

A nice collection, and great potential but it needs some work for the tourists. A simple leaflet in English or some more translations in the exhibit would be great, some of the general history got lost in (lack of) translation. Therefore the first floor started...More

Thank David T
Reviewed 20 May 2017 via mobile

An incredible discovery out of the blue. DEFINITELY worth a trip. We were walking back towards our hotel after taking the tram 28 through the centre, when we stumble across a sign for the Pharmaceutical Museum. Very good lay out and very interesting objects. A...More

Thank JayjayWolf
Reviewed 13 May 2017 via mobile

Beautifully designed and laid out but very little information in anything other than Portugese. The old pharmacies were beautiful.

Thank Barbara H
Reviewed 18 September 2016

A real gem of a museum with great exhibits you can see in 45 min. Has great artifacts and dioramas over years. A must see if you are interested in the history of medicine or pharmacy.

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Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

We came across the this museum when viewing Lisbon from a view point near the funicular railway. The museum is beautifully laid out with care, precision and with a attention to detail. It was all very interesting but the lighting, which showed off the exhibits...More

2  Thank ceciliamorrison
Reviewed 27 August 2016

Had a wonderful time here relaxing with lovely wine and cocktails. Do yourself a favour and have the yummy chocolate moose , it's worth it👍🏻

Thank 5fiona66
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