Old pharmacies

The exposition of the Czech Pharmaceutical Museum called “The Magic of Apathy” presents the development of pharmacies from the Baroque to the 20th century and other areas of pharmacy such as research, education or military pharmacy.

Muzeum Farmacie

The six rooms of the museum, administered by the Faculty of Pharmacy of Charles University, will guide you through the history of pharmacy, from the Baroque to the 20th century. The exhibition presents other fields of pharmacy, such as pharmaceutical research, laboratory production and manufacture, drug control, pharmaceutical wholesale trade, education, military pharmacy. A broad spectrum of pharmaceuticals and preparations is exhibited, not only plant, mineral and chemical medicines, but also animal ones such as cockroaches, centipedes or mummies. Mortars, reliefs, paintings and apothecary jars will enchant you by their aesthetic beauty. The visitor can experience the role of a pharmacist and try to produce a hand-made tablet.

You can take the tour as a continuation of the Hospital tour, or take the Czech Pharmaceutical Museum tour only. This tour is only guided. This tour is only guided. If you want english guide, reserve date and time on this e-mail kutalkova.cecilie@npu.cz. If you will come without reservation, you will be added to a Czech group and please ask  Czech guide to lend you text in foreign language (English, German, Polish).

Tour is barrier-free.

Basic information

  • duration 30 minutes
  • max. 35 people

Opening hours

Period Days Hours
1. 1.–31. 3. closed
1. 4.–30. 6. Tue–Sun 9.00–17.00
18. 4. Mon 9.00–17.00
1. 7.–31. 8. Mon–Sun 9.00–17.00
1. 9.–31. 10. Tue–Sun 9.00–17.00
12. 11.–13. 11. Sat–Sun 9.00–16.00
19. 11.–20. 11. Sat–Sun 9.00–16.00


Czech guide tour, foreign language tours are offered in English and German - reservation is necessary.

  • Adults 25-64 years 110 CZK
  • Seniors 65+ 90 CZK
  • Youth 18-24 years 90 CZK
  • Persons with disabilities with valid identification card/certificate 90 CZK
  • Children 6-17 years 40 CZK
  • Children 0-5 years free
  • Person accompanying a disabled person free
  • Person accompanying a school group of 15 pupils/students free
  • Tour guide accompanying a group of at least 15 persons free
  • Journalist with press accreditation* free
  • * Offer available for cardholder only

reservation needed for groups only