Natural Science Museum in Milan

Civico Museo di Storia Naturale of Milan contains, like all natural science museums, numerous materials linked to the history of pharmacy – from minerals, plants, animal and fossil elements with apothecary uses, to Wunderkammerns and the scientific tools and curiosity that accelerated the knowledge of the natural world. The museum in Milan, that we visited in September 2022, contains a new exhibition of minerals, some of which were also used in the making of medicines and still are today. There is also the old but scientifically very interesting display of fossils and natural specimens that were sometimes in the attention of pharmacists throughout history, including, for example, dioramas with narwals (the horns of which were though to belong to unicorns and posses great healing powers).