Museum of Pharmacy
Wrocław Medical University
ul. Kurzy Targ 4
Tel. (71) 784 04 40
Tuesdays – Fridays: 10 am – 6 pm
Weekends: 10 am – 5 pm
Tours every full hour. Group visits (advance booking is essential for all groups of 5 or more).
Director: Andrzej Syroka MSc
Staff: Marcelina Jakimowicz PhD, Edyta Rudolf PhD, Grzegorz Wiktorowski MSc
The Museum of Pharmacy in Wrocław is a scientific and educational facility operating within the Faculty of Pharmacy of Wrocław Medical University. It was established pursuant to an Order of the Rector of the Medical University of 16 October 2011, as an organizational entity within the Faculty of Pharmacy and it is subordinated directly to the dean of
the faculty. The museum is dedicated to the history of medical science, and in particular the development of knowledge regarding health, treatment and drug science: from the alchemist’s workshop presented in the basement, through the interior of a Renaissance apothecary on the ground floor, an exhibition of natural medication and former tools used in the manufacture of medical substances, to the exhibition on the second floor displaying analytical measuring apparatuses and synthetic and semi-synthetic drugs. The total exhibition space is about 600 sq. metres consisting of 2,300 exhibits. In 1991, the then Medical Academy in Wrocław became the long-term leaseholder of a tenement building at ul. Kurzy Targ 4 in Wrocław, and in 1995 it became its owner. The building, erected in the Renaissance and neoclassical style, dates back to the second half of the 13th century. From the 13th century until the 1950s it housed a pharmacy. The modernization and renovation of the building took 15 years. From 2009, the museum began applying for co-financing of a project entitled The House of a Silesian Pharmacist (Dom Śląskiego Aptekarza) from EU funds. As a result, in 2010 it was granted financing under the Lower Silesia Regional Operational Programme for the years 2007–2013, which helped to bring the project to completion. The Museum of Pharmacy in Wrocław was officially opened in November 2011.
Edyta Izabela Rudolf PhD