Museum of History of Lithuanian Medicine and Pharmacy, Kaunas

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The Museum of the History of Lithuanian Medicine and Pharmacy is located in a restored 16th-century building at the Town Hall Square in the Old Town of Kaunas, Lithuania. It moved to its current location in 1987, although its history dates to 1936. Alfonsas Kaikaris, a professor of pharmacy, is credited as the founder of the museum; his personal collection formed the basis of its holdings. The Lithuanian Pharmacists' Union worked to collect materials as well. It is sponsored by Kaunas University of Medicine.
The museum's permanent collection consists of the belongings of Lithuanian doctors, pharmacists and hospitals, along with medical and pharmaceutical implements and documents. Temporary exhibitions commemorate prominent doctors' and pharmacists' anniversaries. The exhibits include dental equipment along with displays of archaic medications such as “Erektosan”, love potions, “Venus Hair Potion,” and “Caput Mortuum” .
There one could enjoy the scenes of pre-history of medicine and pharmacy – watching exhibition stands arranged with great inventiveness and authenticity: presenting a shaman curing a baby as well as a Lithuanian sorceress. Plan your Museum of History of Lithuanian Medicine and Pharmacy visit and explore what else you can see and do in Kaunas using our Kaunas online driving holiday planner.
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  • Funny and wholesome guide who explained a lot of interesting things about the objects in the museum. Many cool things to see! 
    Funny and wholesome guide who explained a lot of interesting things about the objects in the museum. Many cool things to see!  more »
  • Algis gave us an interesting and fun tour. A beautiful building with amazing exhibits, thank you. A fascinating history 
    Algis gave us an interesting and fun tour. A beautiful building with amazing exhibits, thank you. A fascinating history  more »
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  • Very nice museum, they have a large collection of items related to medicine and pharmacy. The guide was very passionate and happy to give us information.
  • Make sure not to miss this authentic and well stocked museum, depicting lithuanian pharmacy and medicine creation in the late 19th century and first half of 20th century. Very sweet and approachable staff, greetings to the witty elderly gentleman who told us some interesting facts in historical context and with whom we shared some laughs!

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