- Stacey Shevlin
Visit The Dark Tunnels Of The Pharmacy Museum Lviv
On one of the corners of Rynok Square, you’ll find the Pharmacy Museum at Stavropihiiska Street, 3, L’viv, L’vivs’ka oblast.
When you first enter, you’ll see a working pharmacy. You must walk behind the counter and pay the worker the 15 Hryvnia entrance fee. You will then walk through the door into the museum. There are multiple rooms on multiple floors to browse around. I must say that we went without a tour, and given the barrier of my not speaking or reading any Ukrainian – I didn’t learn much.
Here’s what I found on Wiki:
The Pharmacy Museum in Lviv, Ukraine, was opened in 1966 in the building of an old drugstore at the corner of the Market Square. The drugstore was established in 1735 by Wilhelm Natorp, a military pharmacist. It was called “Under the Black Eagle” The museum consists of 16 rooms which exhibit antique pharmaceutical appliances, prescriptions, medicines, dishes, a library of pharmacy-related books, and even a reconstructed alchemy workshop.
The museum is still worth a visit even given the language barriers you may face. Or maybe invest in a tour guide. Walking through the subterranean level, through the tight pathways and narrow corridors is quite fun.
To visit their website HERE. In lieu of any great knowledge or insight, I will leave you with these photos.