Takis Pattichis Museum of Industrial Pharmacy

  • Location

    Vasilissis Street, Limassol 3042 (on the pedestrian street behind the Limassol Castle)

  • Tickets

    Free Admission

  • Opening Times

    Tuesday - Sunday: 9:30 - 18:00

    Monday: closed

  • Phone

    For any questions, private event inquiries or additional information required, please contact the Museum directly at contact@pattichismuseum.cy

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In 2022, the Takis Pattichis Museum of Industrial Pharmacy was established by the Charalambos & Elena Pattihis Foundation, making it the sole museum of its kind in Cyprus and possibly worldwide. This remarkable museum showcases a diverse array of scientific exhibits dedicated to the industrial manufacturing and analysis of medicines, serving as both a tribute to the history of the Cyprus Pharmaceutical Industry and its visionary founder, Mr. Takis Pattichis.

Takis Pattichis began his journey in the 1960s with a vision to establish pharmaceutical manufacturing and exports in Cyprus, a goal he successfully achieved, earning the country a reputation for producing high-tech pharmaceutical products distributed to over 100 other nations.

When visitors explore the museum, they gain unique insights into various aspects of pharmaceutical production, including the machinery and processes used for manufacturing capsules, tablets, gels, creams, ointments, and syrups. Additionally, the museum showcases relevant analytical instruments and testing apparatuses employed to monitor and ensure the quality of medicines. Guests can also delve into the evolution of weighing instruments over the span of more than 120 years and view original versions of historic books, manuals, guides, and reference materials related to Chemistry and Industrial Pharmacy, some dating back to the 19th century.

The exhibits provide a deep understanding of the intricate manufacturing methods employed by pharmaceutical companies to produce the medicines we rely on for our health. Descriptions in both Greek and English, along with QR codes, accompany each exhibit, providing additional information and images online.

Moreover, the museum boasts an interactive touch screen with numerous engaging topics, including a comprehensive Guide to Industrial Pharmacy and informative posters explaining the various steps involved in manufacturing different pharmaceutical dosage forms. Additionally, visitors can watch an interesting video on the biography of Takis Pattichis and the captivating history of the Cyprus Pharmaceutical Industry on the museum's main TV screen.

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