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Pharmacy Museum and Qwensel House

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Address: Laentinen Rantakatu 13, Turku 20100, Finland
Phone Number:
+358 3 5822620280
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

The Qwensel House is the oldest bourgeois housing from the autarchic times...

The Qwensel House is the oldest bourgeois housing from the autarchic times in Turku. The house was built approximately in the year 1700 to an area that was reserved for the nobility.

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Sunshine and fresh donuts on May Day

In truth I did not visit the interior of the museum itself, on this occasion. It was May Day and I found the Museum more by accident. So what I am reviewing is the sense of... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Sydney, Australia
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

In truth I did not visit the interior of the museum itself, on this occasion. It was May Day and I found the Museum more by accident. So what I am reviewing is the sense of comfort and peaceful tranquility in the courtyard of Qwensal House, where I bought home made 'lemonade' and fresh cooked donuts from two eager school... More 

Thank Elyssebeth
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 January 2017

We visited in Jan 2017 on a very cold day. The old house is the oldest wooden house in Turku which survived the Great Fire. The exhibits of the pharmacy instruments and the family that lived in the house are very sweet and it's very interesting to walk around. It won't take you too long. There is information in English... More 

Thank Charlotte M
Turku, Finland
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Reviewed 30 October 2016

If you are interested of history of pharmacy this is a good option, the best things are visible when you enter this museum so moving to other rooms does not give as much as the room of entrance so stepping in and having a look around is always good option even you would decide not to pay the entrance fee

Thank Kreivi
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Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

This lovely, small historical house and pharmacy is worth the visit as you stroll down the Aura River. Interesting glimpse into pharmacy and medicine in the 19th century. There is a little cafe in the courtyard hidden from the street that we did not have time to visit. However it looked yummy.

Thank Lumos586
Kaarina, Finland
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Reviewed 6 March 2016 via mobile

..by the river of Aura, very close to all shopping places you can find a place where the time stops. Small rooms, in old fashion style you get served coffee from a copper pot and different kinds of cakes. Naturally you can also enjoy tea or lemonade as well.. You can't imagine you are in the down town area. Very... More 

Thank Marjaboa
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Reviewed 14 December 2015 via mobile

In the very center of Turku you can find the old pharmacy museum: the whole old pharmacy has been kept on its place with all the tools which have been used in the past. Just next to the museum you can find a café. The café has the same old-style of the museum and has amazing cakes and drinks. Warmly... More 

Thank Francesco F
Stockholm, Sweden
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Reviewed 16 August 2015 via mobile

Kid's dream of a home laboratary. Lots of dangerous chemicals, scary medical instruments, old laboratory utensils, herbs, etc in a genuine 18th century Apothecary's shop. Also you visit a complete home with furniture from the same time period. Embroideries made from hair.

Thank kattullus
Turku, Finland
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Reviewed 9 July 2015

The Cafe Qwensel is hidden behind the Pharmacy Museum. It is located in the quiet courtyard and takes you away from the busy city life. You can sit inside or outside and it is a very idyllic cafe.The prices are reasonable and all the cakes and pastries are delicious. It is open during the opening hours of the Pharmacy Museum.... More 

Thank Liisa738
Turku, Finland
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Reviewed 30 June 2015

It´s an interesting place. I have been there with friends and also with my son. Everybody has been delighted . It´s not just simple history, but also curiosities and things to touch, smell, try..... It´s quite a unique experience. I liked also the staff´s uniforms. One feels there as traveling for a short time in the past. Nice and interesting.

Thank Lehtinen
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236 reviews
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Reviewed 26 June 2015

Oddly the museum and cafe reviews are mixed together here. The cafe is good and has nice location. Good location.

Thank Edelfelt

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