Exhibitions

Palfreyman's Pharmacy Display

Opens 24-07-2015,  closes 22-11-2015

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PPIf you had a cold, pain or more serious ailment at the turn of the 20th century, the pharmacy would often be your first stop.

Doctors were expensive and pharmacists were a cheaper alternative, able to make up and supply remedies to relieve symptoms.

This display recreates the well-known Palfreyman's Pharmacy, located on the corner of Burnett and Elizabeth Streets in North Hobart from 1912 until 1973.

After the pharmacy closed, its fittings and furnishings were collected by TMAG for the State Collection.

This display provides a fascinating glimpse not only into Hobart's past, but also the history of medicine in the early 20th century.

Image details: Palfreyman's Chemists, The Tasmanian Mail 1912, August 15, page 17. Image courtesy Tasmanian Archive and Heritage Office.