The pharmacy of the St. John’s hospital in Bruges
The pharmacy of the St. John’s hospital in Bruges founed in 1634 when the city magistrate decided to found a historic pharmacy in the former brother’s cloister. This hospital pharmacy remained in use until 1971. The furnishings date largely from the 17th and 18th centuries. All the furniture and recipients necessary to ensure the smooth running of the pharmacy are still to be found here.
The historic pharmacy, complete with dispensing-table, shelves containing pharmacists’ jars and other receptacles, mortars, plaster-chest, poison-chest and simplicia cabinet, has been fully preserved together with its own original atmosphere. In addition to this, many of the objects that belong to the interior have been preserved in situ.
Memling in Sint-Jan Hospitaalmuseum Mariastraat 38 Brugge België
- Opening hours Pharmacy
Every day, exept on Monday, from 9:30 till 12:00 and from 14:00 till 17:00
8 euro (including the St – John's Hospital) Reduction 5 euro
Written by Evelien Vanden Berghe adjunct-conservator
See also this article in Norwegian.