Mauthausen Pharmacy Museum

Mauthausen, Oberösterreich, Österreich
  • All weather
  • Suitable for groups

The Pharmacy Museum is a treasure trove of information, medicines, books, and equipment dating back to the late 1800s.

Architecture - Museum - Craft

Housed on the first floor of Pragstein Castle, the Museum is intended to preserve the history of pharmacy and to provide the public with an opportunity to learn more about the profession of pharmacy, which is as old as time itself.
The first room of the Museum contains a collection of antique pharmacy books, pharmacopoeias, prescription files, and daily journals from the late 18th to the early 20th century.
Three more rooms show the dispensatory in a 19th century compounding drugstore: The museum showcases the work area and storage for herbals and various pharmaceuticals that pharmacists used in their compounding practice. Compounding formulas and glass medicine bottles that contained plant extracts and inorganic ingredients that would be used to compound a patient’s prescription would normally be found in any pharmacy of that time.
In addition, there is a rich collection of tools and equipment, such as microscopes, scales, measuring instruments as well as store fixtures, and artifacts, including several large drug store fixtures and fittings.

Tuesdays, Thursdays & Saturdays: 10:00am - 12:00noon and 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Wednesdays, Fridays & Sundays: 10:00am - 12:00noon
Closed on Mondays
Guided Tours: Saturdays 4:30pm (May through October)
Other times available by prior arrangement

  • by arrangement

Closing day
  • Monday
  • Tuesday
  • Wednesday
  • Thursday
  • Friday
  • holiday
  • Parking space: 50
  • Parking area for disabled: 5
  • Bus parking space: 5
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  • Toilet facility
  • Shop
  • Guided tour
  • Courses
General price information

Adults (with AudioGuide or registered guided tour) €6.0

Pupils 4,0€

Supporting association members (membership fee: €12/year) free


DonauTouristik (only with voucher/voucher) 5,0€

Holders of the Donau.Erlebnis.Card (reduction from the normal price) 50%

Guided tours for groups:

Minimum flat rate for groups (only outside opening hours) €60.0

Pharmacy museum with workshop/students: 9,0€/pers.

Pharmacy museum with workshop/adults: €13.0/pers.

PRICES "Guided tour of the town/night watchman"/pers.

Adults (local, night watchman, themed tours) €6.0

Pupils 4,0€

Holders of the Donau.Erlebnis.Card (50% discount on the normal price)

Group tours:

Adults (local, night watchman, themed tours) €6.0/pers.

Minimum flat rate (for less than 10 people) 60,0€

Maximum flat rate (26 persons, above free) 150,0€

Surcharge for foreign language tours (English/Italian) 30,0€/per group

CONTACT: Mauthausen Heritage and Museum Association

Tel: 07238 / 29363


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Discounts (Age-related / Groups)
  • Children
  • Groups
  • All weather
  • Suitable for groups
  • Suitable for schools
  • Suitable for teenagers
  • Suitable for seniors
  • Suitable for single travelers
  • Suitable for friends
  • Suitable for couples
  • Suitable for children
  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Autumn
  • Winter

Please get in touch for more information.

  • ground level accessible


Mauthausen Pharmacy Museum
Schlossgasse 1
4310 Mauthausen

Phone +43 7238 29363
Fax machine +43 7238 29363

Contact person
Mr Mag. Hubert Voigt

Phone +43 7238 29363

Legal contact information

Heimat- u. Museumsverein Schloss Pragstein Mauthausen
Karl-Heinz Sigl
Schlossgasse 1
AT-4310 Mauthausen

Obmann Karl-Heinz Sigl
Apothekenmuseum: Mag. Hubert Voigt

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