400 years of pharmacy history can be discovered at the privately owned pharmacy museum in the city centre of Brixen Bressanone in South Tyrol.
Highlights are, among various other things, for example, an genuine Medicine book from the year 1684. The first of this kind was printed in 1498 in Florence, those early medicine books contained official regulations with production instructions.
Museo della Farmacia Bressanone is located on the upper floor of a historical building in the city centre of the city, right nearby the stunning Duomo. Based on various demonstration objects visitors of the Pharmacy Museum in Brixen Bressanone will learn a lot about medicine, and drugs, from the early days until nowadays. Pharmacy has changed so much, especially in the past 100 years with ever evolving methods and inventions. Very interesting is the the cabinet of curiosities, with items such as as a stuffed crocodile, the head of an armadillo, parts of an Egyptian mummy.
At the very bottom of this article you will find a Google StreetView 360 picture of the 2002 founded museum.
Address Pharmacy Museum: Via Ponte Aquila, 4, 39042 Bressanone BZ, Italy
Opening hours: depending on the season! — always: Tue & Wed 2pm-6pm Sat 11am-4pm – July and August: Mon – Fri 2pm-6pm Sat 11am-4pm – December: Sun 11am-4pm
Entrance fee: adults (18+) 3,50€, children, students and seniors 2,50€, free for kids 10 and under & BrixenCard holders