The Health and Pharmacy Museum proposes an attractive and unusual experience through 5000 years of health history.
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.
At the Health and Pharmacy Museum Oporto, you are challenged to start your visit with pieces that are approximately 40 million years old and to get to know testimonies of objects that differ in their forms and functions: from surgical instruments, which send us to the conquests of the Roman Empire, to healers and sorcerers’ masks from different African tribes. Throughout the exhibition, we intend to materialize a real journey through the history of humanity.
It is also possible to enter the extraordinary Islamic Pharmacy of the Ottoman Empire, which integrated the interior of a Damascus palace in the 19th century, as well as the Estácio Pharmacy, located at Sá da Bandeira street in Oporto.
Health and Pharmacy Museum Oporto - Rua Eng. Ferreira Dias 728 | 4100-246 Porto
-Monday to Friday - open from 10am to 6pm (last entry at 5.30pm)
-Saturdays - open from 10am to 6pm (last entry at 5.30pm)
-December, 24 - open from 10am to 1pm (last entry at 12.30pm)
-December, 31 - open from 10am to 1pm (last entry at 12.30pm)
-Sundays, Holidays, December, 25 and January, 1 - closed
Group visits - public and schools, by appointment
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