Pharmacy history

Golden Lion Pharmacy was built in 1992 and opened 1.3.1993 as the first private and Pharmacy in Hradec Kralové and 12th in the Czech Republic. Pharmacy is located in the city Main Square in building from 12th century.

For 26 years, it offers pharmacy services with homeopathy and alternative streams specialization. Thanks to its unique service, patients from all Czech Republic and foreign countries travel to discover its great experience. The historic interior and genuine character of a 12th-century building were popular to visit even within people who just want to sense historical roots.

Czech Pharmacy Museum history

Unfortunately, the Pharmacy was closed due to economic reasons. However, our strong bond to its legacy and tradition, we explored other opportunities to keep building and Pharmacy untouched and let public taste pharmacies from the past. We decided to remodel the place to educate the public about the pharmacy profession's origins. We strongly believe and feel deeply sorry that modern Pharmacy goes in the direction of commercial.

For this reason, we decided to open a Czech Pharmacy Museum, a straightforward exhibition that demonstrates pharmacy history and development and some examples of traditional disciplines. The vision was to attract broad public and also help to promote Czech Pharmaceutical Museum Kuks.

Pharmacy Café

For all visitors, we opened a pharmacy themed coffee shop

Visitors route

  • 1. Devices - Big Pharmaceutical Devices
  • 2. Pharmacy History - from origins to nowdays
  • 3. Packaging - paper boxes and glasses that serves and medicament package from the begining of last century.
  • 4. Office - traditional and functional furniture with literature, magazines and other mandatory documents and interesting materials.
  • 5. Tools - tools and gadgets for medicaments preparation
  • 6. Pharmacy - PhMr. Antonin Dvoracek custom furniture from 1934 for dispensing medicines

Entrance and Our vision

We support popularizing pharmacy within a young generation. Museum entrance is free of charge.

Our Museum is a living organism that grows, changes, and develops. We hope we gather more exciting pieces to our collection to create a comprehensive Pharmacy experience.

We believe you will enjoy the experience..

Find us: Czech Pharmacy Museum, Velké náměstí 29, Hradec Králové.

PharmDr. Martin Mašát