The Pharmacy Museum displays one of the world’s largest collections of the history of remedies and their production. In 1925, Professor J. A. Häfliger founded the museum as a university study and reference collection for the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences. The museum displays scientific collections, which to this day have remained intact in their original form.
In addition to a historical alchemist’s laboratory with originals from the 16th and 17th centuries, visitors will find laboratory from around 1800, three historical pharmacy furnishings as well as a significant collection of pharmaceutical ceramics, known as « Faience ».
The extensive collection of early used pharmaceuticals from all over the world illustrates different global conceptions of disease and the progressing healing methods implemented throughout the centuries up to the beginnings of the pharmaceutical industry in Basel.
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