Pharmacy Museum

The history of pharmacy and health is told over more than 5000 years of history, with objects of different cultures and civilizations and with reconstructions of authentic pharmacies.

The history of pharmacy and health is told over more than 5000 years of history in different cultures and civilizations like Mesopotamia, Egypt, Greece, Rome, the Incas, the Aztecs, Islam, Tibet, China, Japan, etc.

The history of pharmacy in Portugal is told by reconstituting authentic Portuguese pharmacies from the old pharmacy of the eighteenth century, until the Liberal Pharmacy of the early twentieth century and still reconstitution of an authentic traditional Chinese pharmacy, coming from Macau by the end of 19th century.

The history of pharmacy ends with the great discoveries and scientific advances in health in the twentieth century, as a gift to humanity carried out by the discovery of penicillin and the new era of antibiotics and more recently the discovery of the sequence of the molecular structure of DNA.

The exhibition ends with an area dedicated to Pharmacy in space, with drug kits that were on board the Space Shuttle Endeavour in December 2001.

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