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Pharmaziemuseum

Bressanone Pharmacy Museum

In the historic centre of Bressanone, the upper floor of a pharmacy has been transformed into a museum

The history-charged Peer Pharmacy in the Via Ponte Aquila road in the town of Bressanone, in 2002 inaugurated a small but mighty museum, short "PMB", providing an interesting insight into 400 years of healing arts, herbalism and various delusions. It is called "PharmazieMuseum Brixen" in German and "Museo della Farmacia di Bressanone" in Italian. Not only remedies are exhibited, but also packages, pill or suppository forms and much more. On a surface of 150 sqm, there are also some curiosities, such as the head of an armadillo, a piece of an Egypt mummy as well as gilded pills. By the way, sugared isopods were administered against fever a long time ago.

Present-day products make the exhibition complete. In the four rooms of the Bressanone Pharmacy Museum there is also a library with works of different centuries, moreover you get an insight into a pharmacy laboratory and you get to know the appliances of a pharmacist. Up to the 19th century actually, almost all medication was produced in the own laboratory.

Also temporary exhibitions take place, e.g. "Poisonous plants - beautiful, but dangerous", "The herbarium of 1653" or "Glass - artwork and pharmacy". Today the Pharmacy Museum Bressanone is administered by the volunteer association "recipe!". And how to reach it? The museum is housed by the Peer Pharmacy in the town centre, 5 minutes away there's the Stufels parking garage (subject to charge). A bus stop can be found at the nearby Aquila Bridge. Open all year round!

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Opening times

  • Tue 23 Apr 14:00 - 18:00
  • Wed 24 Apr 14:00 - 18:00
  • Thu 25 Apr closed
  • Fri 26 Apr closed
  • Sat 27 Apr 11:00 - 16:00
  • Sun 28 Apr closed
  • Mon 29 Apr closed

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Spring 2024 (19/03/2024 - 01/06/2024)

  • Mon closed
  • Tue 14:00 - 18:00
  • Wed 14:00 - 18:00
  • Thu closed
  • Fri closed
  • Sat 11:00 - 16:00
  • Sun closed

Easter 2024 (31/03/2024) closed

Easter Monday 2024 (01/04/2024) closed

Liberation Day 2024 (25/04/2024) closed

Labor Day 2024 (01/05/2024) 14:00 - 18:00

Whit Monday 2024 (20/05/2024) closed

Republic Day 2024 (02/06/2024) closed

Summer start 2024 (04/06/2024 - 29/06/2024)

  • Mon closed
  • Tue 14:00 - 18:00
  • Wed 14:00 - 18:00
  • Thu closed
  • Fri closed
  • Sat 11:00 - 16:00
  • Sun closed

Summer 2024 (01/07/2024 - 31/08/2024)

  • Mon 14:00 - 18:00
  • Tue 14:00 - 18:00
  • Wed 14:00 - 18:00
  • Thu 14:00 - 18:00
  • Fri 14:00 - 18:00
  • Sat 11:00 - 16:00
  • Sun closed

Feast of the Assumption 2024 (15/08/2024) 14:00 - 18:00

Autumn 2024 (03/09/2024 - 16/11/2024)

  • Mon closed
  • Tue 14:00 - 18:00
  • Wed 14:00 - 18:00
  • Thu closed
  • Fri closed
  • Sat 11:00 - 16:00
  • Sun closed

All Saints 2024 (01/11/2024) closed

Admission

€ 5.00 adults
€ 4.00 children and young people (10-18 years)
€ 4.00 seniors 65+
€ 4.00 students
€ 4.00 groups (more than 10 persons)
€ 12.00 family ticket

free for children under 10 years
free with the BressanoneCard
free with the Museumscard and museumobil Card

groups with guided tour:
€ 8.00 per person (groups of 10 and more persons)
€ 5.00 per person (high school classes)
€ 4.00 per person (middle school classes)

More information

Guided tours and educational offers are offered also outside the opening hours, request by email at mail@pharmaziemuseum.it.

The Bressanone Pharmacy Museum stays open on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Saturdays all year round, expanded opening hours during the Advent period and in high summer (July and August).

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