Asclepius and Panacea. Kharkov pharmaceutical

The history of Kharkiv pharmacy dates back to the 18th century, the first full-fledged pharmacy appeared in 1778, and the first provincial stone pharmacy in 1787 it became an adornment of Yekaterinoslavskaya street (now Poltava shlyah). This building has survived to the present day.

But how many interesting things we did not know yet:

- that the first pharmacies were portable in the form of boxes;

- that the first real pharmacist in the city was called Pyotr Fyodorovich Piskunovsky, and his name still bears a lane in Kharkov;

- that a “center of science" was stored in the Kharkov pharmacy - a meteorite that fell nearby;

- that not only in Lviv, Kiev or Vinnitsa, - Kharkov also has its own wonderful museum-pharmacy;

- that the pharmacy staff in the 19th century was predominantly male;

- true stories, fascinating legends and mysterious myths.

A rich and interesting excursion for curious children and adults, as well as for everyone associated with the profession of a pharmacist and a medic.

In the excursion program: transport and excursion services, ancient Kharkiv pharmacies, Pharmacy Museum, Pharmaceutical University, Botanical Garden, first-aid and tablet preparation workshops, experiments and quizzes.


Kharkiv - Kharkiv pharmacies - National University of Pharmacy - Museum Pharmacy

Duration of the tour

4 hours


We offer for an additional fee:

- lunch at the cafe (from 100 UAH per person);

- dry ration (from 60 UAH per person);

- lunchboxes (from 90 UAH per person);

- kulesh (from 60 UAH per person).



Type of tour


Excursion program

Archaeologists found the first records of medicinal plants in the most ancient written monument known to us, which belonged to the Sumerians who lived in Asia in what is now Iraq for 6000 BC.

Here we will begin our excursion with them. And then there will be ancient Indian doctors, Scythians, Magi, the first ancient Russian medical book "Mazi", compiled by the granddaughter of Vladimir Monomakh, legends and myths about Asclepius, Panacea, Gigieya, Panakeya, Aesculapius, the oath of the ancient Greek frock - the oath of the doctors of Hippocrates ...

And of course, the history of Kharkov pharmaceuticals.

Excursion to the Museum - pharmacy:  private pharmacy of the director of the Krasnaya Zvezda factory - 1500 exhibits, original furniture and pharmacy dishes, a bicentennial hand tablet press, a grass cutter, a mechanism for extruding candles, original kettlebell animals.
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Pharmacy No.22 (Plotichera pharmacy) - A rare example of pharmacy longevity: having opened in 1890, on the corner of ul. Yekaterinoslav (now Poltava shly) and Gendarme square (I.S. Koneva St.), she still works in the same building today, having served the right to the 125 anniversary.

Pharmacy on the corner of st. Klochkovsky and Bursatsky descent, which became the fifteenth in Kharkov (by the way, No.15).
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National University of Pharmacy.  A tour of the territory, a monument to the Pharmacy, a visit to the Museum of the University of Pharmacy, the Room of the Alchemist, the Botanical Garden of KhNAU, Master Class  in a training laboratory on first-aid models, master class on the production of tablets, capsules, experiments, experiments on colored drinks (Coca-Cola, Fanta, Tarhun, etc.), acquaintance with the largest herbarium in Ukraine (2500 units).

Fuh! Yes, on such an excursion you can ride every day!

The cost per person in UAH.

"Number of paid places + free"

50 + 4  

 44 + 10

 40 + 14

36 + 18

30 + 24

25 + 4

16 + 2,
17 + 3, 20 + 4

4 hour excursion









transport service by luxury buses (WW, Renault, Mersed, Scania, MAN, DAF, etc.), escorting the group by guide, excursion, medical and accident insurance.


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