The Pharmacy Museum is a project that over the years has been a reference on national and international level, as witnessed by thousands of visitors and received several awards that the Museum was awarded. Opened in June 1996 in Lisbon, the Pharmacy Museum is the result of a clear will of the Portuguese pharmacies in preserving the history of their profession. In 2010, the Pharmacy Museum opened in Oporto a new wing by the inauguration of an exhibition space.
In Lisbon, were recreated spaces and environments that allow the visitor to realize, in a more immediate way, the development of the Portuguese pharmaceutical history and technology, from the late fifteenth century to the present day. From old apothecary of the eighteenth, to the Liberal Pharmacy in early twentieth century were made as reconstructions of authentic Portuguese pharmacies. It should be also noted the authentic recreation of a traditional Chinese pharmacy, originating from Macao of the late nineteenth century and an area dedicated to the Military Pharmacy.
In Oporto, you can visit the excellent reconstitution of Pharmacy Estácio, inaugurated in 1924, on the street Sá da Bandeira. This pharmacy was famous in the late forties by its speaker balance becoming an ex-libris of downtown Oporto of that time.
World Pharmacy and Health
The theme of Pharmacy and Health are covered with pieces of extreme quality entries from civilizations and cultures so distant in time and space, like Mesopotamia, Egypt, Greece, Rome, the Incas, the Aztecs, Islam, Tibet, China, Japan and finally the European Pharmacy since the Middle Ages until 1929, with the isolation of penicillin by British scientist Fleming. The exhibition ends with the display of the portable pharmacies used on the Space Shuttle "Endeavour" on the last trip of the millennium (December 2000) in addition to drugs of Space Station Mir and the Russian astronauts' food.
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