Health and Pharmacy Museum Lisbon

The Health and Pharmacy Museum proposes an attractive and unusual experience through 5000 years of history of health.

Its vast collection includes objects of rare artistic, anthropological, and scientific value, describing a journey, where each civilization is portrayed under a narrative of disease-fighting and the seeking of healing and pain relief, since the first traces of life on earth until today, passing through cultures and civilizations as distinct in time and place as Mesopotamia, Egypt, Greece, Rome, the Incas, the Aztecs, Islam, Africa, Tibet, China, Japan, among others.

From an Egyptian sarcophagus, where hopes for eternal life were deposit, to the black plague doctor suit, as a symbol of the struggle against one of the greatest pandemics in history, the objects that make up the collection of the Health and Pharmacy Museum in Lisbon are distinct and unique.

A journey that, although it started in prehistory, it is still being built today on the testimonies that now reach us from the “future”, such as portable pharmacies and first aid kits used by NASA astronauts aboard the Space Shuttle Endeavour.

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Schedule

  • 10:00h - 18:00h , working days (last entry: 17:30h) 
  • 10:00h - 13:00h | 14:00h - 18:00h, Saturdays (last entry: 17:30h)
  • December 24, 10:00h - 13:00h (last entry: 12:30h)
  • December 31, 10:00h - 13:00h (last entry: 12:30h)
  • Closed - Sundays, December 25th and January 1st
  • Group visits: Public and Schools, by appointment.