Step into the Pharmacy Museum and you will find yourself back in the 18th century, the colourful pharmacy from the time of Thomas Botti.
The wealth of herbs in the drawers spreads a wonderfully pleasant aroma. At the Pharmacy Museum it’s the extensive collection of pots that steals the show. The wooden pots are from circa 1550, which is before Maaseik’s first pharmacist Engelbert Lanckbein from Achen set up shop in 1704.
So the herb garden behind the apothecary is certainly worth a visit! The pharmacists of Maaseik were masters of herbs. An archaeological investigation of the old cesspit in 1985 found lots of pollen from plants that grew in the old herb garden. The finds enabled the reconstruction of the original herb garden.
You can also visit Musea Maaseik virtual!
3680 Maaseik How do I get here?
RAM - Pharmacy Museum - Church treasures combination ticket:
Adults : € 6 │ Groups (+8 pers), 65+ and students : € 5 │ Young people (8-18 jaar) : € 2
Opening hours summer period (1 April to 31 October)
Tuesday to Friday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday to Sunday, including public holidays: 10:00-13:00 and 13:30-17:00
Winter opening hours (1 November to 31 March)
Tuesday to Friday: 10 a.m.-12 p.m. and 1 p.m.-4 p.m.
Saturday to Sunday: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 1.30 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Open on: Whit Monday and Easter Monday.
Closed on: 1 January, 1 November, 25 and 26 December and all Mondays. 24 and 31 December closed from 2.30pm.