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Apotheek van het Sint-Janshospitaal (Pharmacy of the St John's Hospital)
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If you got ill in the Middle Ages, there were far fewer options than there are today to recover. Above all, you had to pray a lot and prepare for the afterlife. Since the 12th century, you could do this at St John's Hospital, the oldest and largest hospital in the city. Imagine spacious wards with rows of beds. Travellers, pilgrims, the poor and the sick were given shelter, spiritual guidance and care here. But the latter was often limited to a bloodletting or a medicinal herbal mixture.

From the mid-17th century, the hospital had its own pharmacy. The entrance is located between the herb beds at Eleonora Verbeke Square. Have a look inside and be awed by the well-preserved interior. This is where the nurses prepared their herbal mixtures. The herb cabinets, instruments, jugs and pitchers, jars and the authentic counter with the original recipes from that time have been preserved.

Opening hours

Price table

Adults

€ 3.00

Senior citizens 65+

€ 3.00

Youngsters aged 13 to 25

€ 2.00

Children under 13

€ 0.00

Musea Brugge Card

€ 0.00
With the Musea Brugge Card you can visit this and all other open locations of Musea Brugge for 72 hours at a reduced price. You buy the Musea Brugge Card at the box office or online.

museumPASSmusées

€ 0.00
Buy a museum pass and it will give you admission to more than 200 museums in Belgium for one year. You can visit permanent collections when and as often as you like. Temporary exhibitions are free or you will receive a discount. Check the museumPASSmusées website for more details. 
* Exceptions to these rates are possible for (school) groups.
A ticket for the pharmacy is included with a ticket for the Museum St John's Hospital. Buy a ticket for the Museum St John's Hospital and visit both sites. 

Facilities

Accessibility

Access paths independently accessible
Entrance accessible with assistance

Other facilities

Child-friendly
Baby carriages allowed
Museum shop
Groups admitted
Multilingual staff

Getting there

Mariastraat , 8000 Brugge

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Nearest bus stop:
502818 Brugge Olv Kerk

Nearest station:
Station Brugge

Nearest parking:
Centrum-'t Zand car park

Apotheek van het Sint-Janshospitaal (Pharmacy of the St John's Hospital)

Mariastraat , 8000 Brugge

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