The Czech Pharmaceutical Museum

The largest pharmaceutical museum in the Czech Republic is on display inside the monumental building of the Hospital in Kuks and is administered by the Faculty of Pharmacy of the Charles University. We have visited two of their exhibitions, the history of pharmacy and pharmaceutical production technology, as well as the open-air medicinal herb garden. It is the richest pharmaceutical collection in the Czech Republic , including not only artifacts from old apothecary shops, bated between the Baroque and the contemporary periods, and specific machines and technology used in the production of medicines. When planning to visit Kuks one should keep in mind that the exhibitions are only accessible part of periodical guided tours (the faculty cannot provide enough personnel for the entire building) and that very few texts are in English and the tour is only in Czech (one can ask though for a printed English leaflet). There are also demonstrations (pill-rolling) and interactive elements (stamping),