Established in 1924, the Pharmacy Museum of Basel University is hosted inside the house “zum Sessel”, right in the historical centre of the city. The museum was born from the private collection of the pharmacist and lecturer in practical pharmacy and the history of pharmacy, Josef Anton Häfliger (1873–1954) who over the years accumulated ancient apothecaries’ vessels, obsolete medications, formulas, woodcuts, illustrations and academic volumes. Back in 1925, Häfliger donated this reference collection for university study and research. Nowadays, the museum is house to one of the world’s largest and most important collections of pharmaceutical items, aimed to preserve and communicate the history of pharmacy under different perspectives.
tue, wed, thu, fri, sat, sun 10:00 am – 5:00 pm