A new museum in the old town centre of Radovljica that tells a tale about pharmacy and alchemy through exceptional objects from all over the world.
On entering the ground floor of the building in Linhart Square one is transported back in time. Furniture from old pharmacies, where the shelves are filled with wonderful ceramic containers, alchemistic laboratories and old scales are merely a small part of this extensive collection at this unique, independent museum dedicated to pharmacy and alchemy.
The exhibits in the museum are the result of 40 years of collecting objects related to pharmacy, cosmetics and alchemy from all over the world. These objects have now been housed in a wonderful area in a restored bourgeois house.
The collection of Spanish and Italian alborel (decorated ceramic pots for storing medicine) is particularly extensive. The exhibits include a collection of mortars, the oldest of which dates from the 12th century, and 30 pharmaceutical books, one of which dates from the 15th century. The museum also features some objects from ancient and Asian medicine and an ethnological collection of folk medicine on Slovenian territory. The museum and its collections of the history of cosmetics and perfumery is linked to the family company Mioba from Ljubljana.
There is a museum shop which is equipped like an old pharmacy. In the shop, in addition to natural cosmetics, there are also souvenirs with mythological themes, herbs, essential oils, and a range of teas.
Linhartov trg 28, Radovljica
T: +386 (0)31 744 022
may-oct: monday-sunday 10:00-18:00
nov, jan, feb, mar: closed
april and december: Saturday and Sunday: 10:00-18:00
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